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sandblasting / painting of rally rims ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by riz, Mar 22, 2001.

  1. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> As some of you may already know, I just bought a set of rally rims and I want to get them painted black. What do I need to do to get this done ? I have somebody who'll sandblast them for me, but still need to know what kind of paint I need to use on them and if I neded to primer first or what ???? Fast responses would be appreciated. Thanks !

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    I once did a set of rally's, but I just wire wheeled the old paint off. I gave it 2 coats of primer and then 2 coats of black Tremclad. They turned out real good, but the trim rings still scratched them up around the edges.

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    I did this to some '69 Chevelle SS rims many years ago. A friend sandblasted them and then I used Rustoleum primer and then gloss black. They looked good for the next 2 years that I kept the car they were on.

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    <font color=purple> What would a fair price be to have a set of 4 sandblasted ? Once again fast respond please ! The guy is calling tonight so I need to know if it's a good deal or not.

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    I know big sandblasting companies charge like a dollar a minute to blast stuff.
    Since you want black rims, get DuPont Epoxy Black paint. Its very, very durable and will last forever. You do not need to prime since the Epoxy primes and seals all in one paint. It will be more of a semi-gloss shine.
     
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    Powder coat 'em. Sorry, don't know about costs on sandblasting but I think you can maybe get 'em blasted and powder coated for $35-$50 a piece. Maybe check Yellow Pages under painting and/or metal working firms. Powder coat should last nearly forever.

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    Wes,
    Does that Dupont paint come in other colors?
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    I know of an Epoxy Red, and I think someone told me of a Brown. Thats all I know of. I have seen the local body shop here in town use that Epoxy Black on a '70 Hemi Cuda on the rear spoiler. It came out looking EXACTLY like the factory finish. When properly applied, it is very durable and little hard to scratch. Its better than standard paint which can scratch on some occasions.
     

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