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best rim paint?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by four_by_ken, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    The last time I painted my old rims, I used good ol' spray paint.

    First time in the mud. Acted like sand paper and off it came.

    This time I am going to start with new bare rims. What paint should I use that is VERY durable. Probably juse use black this time.
     
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    A good epoxy paint will not come off, That or get them powder coated.
     
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    Would a can of Rustoleum applied with either an air or airless sprayer be any good?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    if your going to go with that, might as well just rattle can it with the same... if your going thru the trouble of using a gun, the most important factor would be to get anything that has a catalyst..

    you can use a decent urethane thru a gun for a minimal cost. qrt of paint, pint of hardener and a pint of reducer will run ya $75 to $100 probably... that'll go pretty far too, could probably do 20 rims...

    if ya go rattlecan just try to get a urethane, enamel, epoxy.. anything but lacquer... least durable for sure...
     
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    Did you do any prep work on the rims before you painted them? On mine i sanded and tac'd them, primed them, and then spray bombed them, and it still looks as good as the day i did it 6 months ago.
     
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    Thanks, I know close to nothing about paint except for the stuff that I used last time was junk. Thanks for the information. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I used rust tuff by krylon, it looks great and is durable. All I did was sand it down, wipe it clean , then paint the rims. I used black and I taped off the tires so I wouldn't have to remove the tire amd rim. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    prepping the surface is the most important part I have had black rims on all of my vehicles since the early 80's I use Rustoleum Primer for heavily Rusted metal as the base coat. Then a half of can of flat black on each rim then a half of can of the satin finish black on each rim. When they start to dull out, just clean the rims and spray em again w/ the satin finish. If you dont want to get paint on the tires take some poster board and cut it into 1 foot strips long ways. Then take the poster board and wedge it between the tire and the rim. Keep a short peice handy for touch ups. I like the rustoleum better because I dont ever have problems w/spraying, or runs (could be s@#tty) and you get all of the paint out of the can. Have fun Nick /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     

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