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Painting Wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FL84K5, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. FL84K5

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    I'm thinking about painting my stock wheels a gloss black. What would be the best way to do this? Any special paint to buy? I can use all tips, never painted anything like this before /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    I painted mine black with a paint called hammerite. It's normally a brush on pain but i thinned it and spayed it on after masking the chrome parts. It doestake a special thinner called xylol to thin it ...not paint thinner.

    It came out pretty good nd has a hammered finish
     
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    A buddy of mine used the Dura liner spray bed liner which you can get in a rattle can from wal-mart. It cam out awsome and is increadably scratch resistant. I'm doing my axles in it and it is so user friendly and you can touch up anytime and you can't tell you did.
     
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    well..my dads just painted his stock steelies with regular red spray paint to match the truck looks fine to me..some pics of it in my webshots...

    Bryan
     
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    If your doing them will they are steel on the tires you could use vasaline on the tires.. The paint won't stick to it...Dan
     
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    Agree with the vaseline, but I painted mine with just regular DelStar enamel, it's lasted 6 + years...

    Jason
     
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    You can also get Hammerite in a rattle can. I did my receiver with it and it looks and lasts great.

    John
     
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    Try some POR 15, it's pretty awesome, you can spray it or brush it, I've used the little foam craft brushes and the finish comes out pretty good, and it's very durable, plus no primer necessary.
     
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    Prep work is the key to any good finish. Make sure they are very clean. Then sand them to rough up the surface. Clean with mineral spirits. Then apply a primer then a topcoat. Use light even coats.

    John
     

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