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Old 11-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #31
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No matter how much prep, and time I put into painting, best products etc. it always chips off in certain areas way too soon- 1 yearish. Now I bring them to get sandblasted and powder costed. Costs ~ $400 lasts like factory paint!

To each his own. I'm in harsh weather conditions though too which makes a big difference

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:44 PM   #32
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^ I was just thinking that. Powder coat is great if you can afford it and know you'll like the look. You can paint the wheel and test it out first - if you like it enough to powdercoat, it's no biggie to do. A good powdercoat company is going to strip the wheel first anyhow so you don't need to take off the paint.

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Old 01-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #33
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This is an "old" post ..but I was searching for someone who had painted their wheels ..I have a 97 TJ and an 05 Liberty CRD that I want to "upgrade" by painting the aluminum wheels ..so great job and thanks for the photos. Has the paint held up over time?
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:35 PM   #34
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This is an "old" post ..but I was searching for someone who had painted their wheels ..I have a 97 TJ and an 05 Liberty CRD that I want to "upgrade" by painting the aluminum wheels ..so great job and thanks for the photos. Has the paint held up over time?
My advice based in first hand experience WITH the correct supplies, prep, and time: Don't do it yourself. It won't hold up for very long and yes I used etch primer and highest quality stuff and expert advice etc etc etc. The only kind I've been able to make hold up was undercoating but that's not a great option as balancing is a bear from then on. The ones I had powder coated are holding up very well even with rock rash Have them sand blasted and powder coated.

Although I have been told plasti dip is pretty durable?!
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:06 AM   #35
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Thanks for the posts. I was thinking of getting some Rubicon dealer take offs on eBay and painting them myself. After reading this, I think I'll go the powder coat route. The new Willys have this wheel in all black and it looks sweet!

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