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Old 05-22-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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I don't think I want to use bed liner. I hear it holds dirt.

What's the best black paint to use?

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Old 05-22-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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I've used the Rustoleum bedliner on 2 sets of alloys. Both turned out great and have survived a couple of winters here in MN. There is definitely some texture there after you're done, but I haven't had an issue with them holding dirt/dust. And anything that is there hasn't been an issue to wash off.

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I've used the Rustoleum bedliner on 2 sets of alloys. Both turned out great and have survived a couple of winters here in MN. There is definitely some texture there after you're done, but I haven't had an issue with them holding dirt/dust. And anything that is there hasn't been an issue to wash off.
I read that the Rustoleum Left a rough surface that held dirt. If not I will use it.

So I can wipe the wheel clean with a rag if I have Rustoleum painted on?
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I don't think I want to use bed liner. I hear it holds dirt. What's the best black paint to use?
John Deere Blitz Black, Looks good, easy to come by and strong as hell.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:04 AM   #5
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I read that the Rustoleum Left a rough surface that held dirt. If not I will use it.

So I can wipe the wheel clean with a rag if I have Rustoleum painted on?
I haven't had any problem keeping mine clean using soap and water and a sponge. Haven't gone through any mud though so I can't comment on if that would be harder to clean or not.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:35 AM   #6
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I've used numerous spray on bed liners, rustoleum, duplicator, and harbor freights bed liner all hold dirt depending on where you use them (inside the wheel wells/frame... Terrible idea). The inly product I haven't had a problem with was about $12 for a small rattle can, and had hardly any texture to it. I'm personally going to reapply everything with more Bedliner (duplicolor looks the best, although it's fairly expensive compared to the alternatives), and add a clear coat, to eliminate the dirt holding problem. Not sure if it will work, but it's the step I'm on. I'm too cheap to go to line-x.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #7
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If your wheels are in good shape and you don't want to sand them down, try Plasti Dip. I did mine last year and haven't had any problems with them. I did put 3 coats of Plasti Dip Glossifier on top of the 4-5 coats of black, so that helps. It was very easy to do. No sanding, no pulling wheel weights and if you want, you don't even have to pull the wheels off of your Jeep.

Here's what mine look like.



Just had them covered in mud. Pressure washed the mud off and they look like new. I was a little worried, but no damage.

The nice thing is that if I scratch them up or want a change, all I have to do is peel off the Dip and I have brand new wheels again.
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Should I paint them with flat or gloss black??
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I may order that. Will 1 can cover 5 wheels?
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I may order that. Will 1 can cover 5 wheels?
I would use 2. Can get it at John Deere dealers also if have one close..
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I have bedliner on my rims, and the mud stains never come off. It looks great at first, but as soon as you get mud on the rims, it looks pretty bad. If I had it to do over again, I would go with PlastiDip.

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