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Old 06-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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I put the wheels on to see how it looked.

So I finally put these...


...on this...



...so it looks like this.



I thought I would like the contrast of the silver center hub.

I thought wrong.

Now I need to decide what color to paint them.

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Best color for that vehicle is black.

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Old 06-19-2011, 09:03 PM   #3
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I was thinking of that.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
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Yea the silver cap does sound decent on paper, but I agree with you... definitely not so much in the real world.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:43 PM   #5
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I agree. Looks good but I'd paint the center caps.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:06 AM   #6
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Are those replacement wheels or did you paint them (or have them powder-coated)?
I have those same stock wheels - I called a powder coater to ask about having them done and the cost for 5 is $650...
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:51 PM   #7
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They are stock 17" Rubicon wheels and tires I bought used. The clearcoat was pitted and bubbling, so I sanded and painted them. I found rattle cans of Rustoleum premium wheel paint at Menard's. The color is graphite metalic. Less than $6 per can. Two coats on each wheel, took one and a half cans. I still have enough to repaint another set.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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Hey, Kool. What color are the center caps on your Mountain edition? Your avatar is too small for me to tell.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #9
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They're the same color as the wheel although in some/most lighting, they look a little brighter/shinier. Probably because it is a different material than the wheels are.

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They are stock 17" Rubicon wheels and tires I bought used. The clearcoat was pitted and bubbling, so I sanded and painted them. I found rattle cans of Rustoleum premium wheel paint at Menard's. The color is graphite metalic.
Wow! I thought you had picked up some used Mountain/COD/Mojave wheels, but turns out you just painted some Rubi stockers. I've wondered how that would go. Looks really good (I have a Mountain myself, so I'm biased . . .), though I agree I'm not a fan of the silver caps.

BTW, keep us posted on how that paint holds up. For the Mountains, the graphite color matches the grille so I do want my wheels that color . . . but tires for 17s are just so damn expensive. I'm actually pondering getting some totally different wheels and then painting them that graphite color.
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I haven't put them side by side to the factory graphite wheel, but it looks really close in the pictures. For $6 a can I think it's worth the try for you Mike.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #12
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Yeah, I agree with MTH. I thought you bought some Mountain wheels. They do look awesome! I'm sure you have convinced someone to give it a try already. Probably a lurker. Mike and I are both big fans of our Mountain wheels!
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Mike and I are both big fans of our Mountain wheels!
As am I!

When I saw the Rustoleum in graphite, I didn't hesitate and bought three cans. Went straight home and started sanding.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #14
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Yep. If that paint holds up reasonably well, I may have to start looking for some 15s that'll fit and look good in that color. Add it to my list! (Which, oddly, only seems to get longer no matter what I add to the actual jeep . . .)
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I pulled the weights when I painted them. No scratches from when Discount tire rebalanced them for me, or from when I put the two on to see how they looked on the Jeep. These are going to be my Winter/off road wheels. I'll let you know how they hold up. Of course, Winter will probably arrive before I get off road.

Although, Discount put no weights on the face of the wheel, so touch-up or a whole new coat of paint will be easy.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:22 AM   #16
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OK I'm a complete newb. Would you mind decribing how you went about sanding and painting your wheels and keep in mind that you would be describing this to someone that never does any kind of work to his Jeep. But likes how everyone here seems to do that and I would like to do that also!
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:41 PM   #17
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The work I put into these wheels was about as meticulous as one might put into painting a barn door.
4"x4" electric sander with 300grit paper. Ran it over the face of the wheel until the pits and blisters were smoothed out.
Hand sanded the spots the sander could not reach.
Used air compressor to blow the dust off.
Taped the valve stem.
Stuck playing cards in the seam between the wheel and tire, to contain overspray. Index cards have been used by others.
Sprayed three coats of paint allowing time between coats to dry.

As I've said before, these wheels are for winter and off road. I plan on them getting trashed, that's why I did not take great care in the prep and painting. These are not for show. I do like how they turned out though. Hopefully they will hold up well. If not, I still have lots of sandpaper and a can and a half of paint left over
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The work I put into these wheels was about as meticulous as one might put into painting a barn door.
4"x4" electric sander with 300grit paper. Ran it over the face of the wheel until the pits and blisters were smoothed out.
Hand sanded the spots the sander could not reach.
Used air compressor to blow the dust off.
Taped the valve stem.
Stuck playing cards in the seam between the wheel and tire, to contain overspray. Index cards have been used by others.
Sprayed three coats of paint allowing time between coats to dry.

As I've said before, these wheels are for winter and off road. I plan on them getting trashed, that's why I did not take great care in the prep and painting. These are not for show. I do like how they turned out though. Hopefully they will hold up well. If not, I still have lots of sandpaper and a can and a half of paint left over
I am going to paint my rims with the factory paint and then clear coat with a satin finish, then bake with heat lamp... I want a real year round durable paint, and it's not that bad priced at NAPA anyways, plus I already have clear, and sprayer etc.... I will post pics when done.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #19
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The work I put into these wheels was about as meticulous as one might put into painting a barn door.
4"x4" electric sander with 300grit paper. Ran it over the face of the wheel until the pits and blisters were smoothed out.
Hand sanded the spots the sander could not reach.
Used air compressor to blow the dust off.
Taped the valve stem.
Stuck playing cards in the seam between the wheel and tire, to contain overspray. Index cards have been used by others.
Sprayed three coats of paint allowing time between coats to dry.

As I've said before, these wheels are for winter and off road. I plan on them getting trashed, that's why I did not take great care in the prep and painting. These are not for show. I do like how they turned out though. Hopefully they will hold up well. If not, I still have lots of sandpaper and a can and a half of paint left over

Thanks Cavs I'll give it a shot
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Looks great, cavs, I've been wanting to do this myself since I first saw the Mineral Gray Moabs on the Mountain. Just gotta get the stones to do it.

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Old 06-22-2011, 10:43 PM   #21
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Just gotta get the stones to do it.

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I hear ya. If I didn't get the used Rubi wheels I probably would not have done it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:39 PM   #22
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I went with Graphite for the center hub. I like it!


Did some mild wheeling over the weekend, the only scratch was on the driver's side mirror. The wheels still look great. But again, the wheeling was mild, just some weed covered fire trails is the best description I can think of.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:15 PM   #23
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Good choice, I like the center caps painted like that. Can you still see the JEEP pretty well on th center cap?
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Can you still see the JEEP pretty well on th center cap?
Yep, plain as day.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #25
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Good deal. I'm impressed with how everything looks.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #26
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Never thought I'd say that the stock wheels look great..... But yea they look awesome painted up like that.
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They look good, the only stock wheel I like & that color suits the Green Jeep

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