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Question on painting rims

I'm painting the stock wheels for the Bronco, most likely it is going to be either Duplicolor or Rustoleum -those are pretty much all you can find here in a rattlecan. So my questions are, what type of paint should I use, how does it hold up, and should I clearcoat?

Additional info: They will be seeing some road salt over the winter, and some realatively acidic water from Wharton.

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They make actual rim paint, i painted my 4 wheeler rims with it and it works great...... you probably already know it but you need to scuff up the paint / finish up with a scuff pad / sand paper, then shoot the paint on the rim, the good thing about the rim paint is it doesnt run as easy , just goes on a nice smooth coat....depends on what you use to as if you need clear, but i wouldnt clear it...

If your just spraying some one to make it look decent for your trail rig, i would even check into bed liner spray, i think that would be sweet....

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Thanks for the info Rocky. Do you know if Duplicolor make that type of paint?
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bed liner can make a tough time to get the wheel ballanced so i wouildnt recomend it...
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bed liner can make a tough time to get the wheel ballanced so i wouildnt recomend it...
Agreed, I was thinking the same thing. It would also make it a bit harder to attach the weights I imagine.
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Absoute best way to paint Rims IMO is to take off the tire get it sandblasted (Assuming like every gearhead you know someone with a sand blast cabinet ) and prime it and paint it like anything else. Now I did this to my cadillac and I did 1 coat of primer, and 5 coats of color (Gloss black in my case) and about 20 coats of clear. It is important to put that may coats on as it will get chipped and abused.

My rims look better than they did new and I barely have any scratches and I take the hubcaps off and on once a year.

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Absoute best way to paint Rims IMO is to take off the tire get it sandblasted (Assuming like every gearhead you know someone with a sand blast cabinet ) and prime it and paint it like anything else. Now I did this to my cadillac and I did 1 coat of primer, and 5 coats of color (Gloss black in my case) and about 20 coats of clear. It is important to put that may coats on as it will get chipped and abused.

My rims look better than they did new and I barely have any scratches and I take the hubcaps off and on once a year.

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I guess I'm still a gearhead in trainging, I don't know anybody with a sand blast cabinet.

I'll do it the ol' fashoned way with a block and paper. Thanks for the advice on that.
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I guess I'm still a gearhead in trainging, I don't know anybody with a sand blast cabinet.
Well you need to get out there and Network Rookie! LOL I have no welder, no Sand blaster, no fun tools, but I hang out with a lot of gear heads that do, so I can use them whenever I want and it only costs me a couple of beers!

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