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Old 04-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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So I was thinking of painting my stock rims black. But haven't decided on just painting the spoke parts, or blacking out the whole thing. So i plasti dipped the spare both ways and took some pics just to compare them. The wheels look a bit funny because I was lazy and just leaned the spare up against the normal wheel for the pics.

But once i decide which I like better they are probably going to get rustoleo-lined. I always wanted powder coat but it costs too much and I am on a budget.

So what do you guys think? Just the spokes? or paint the whole wheels black? A lot less work to just paint the whole wheels.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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I like the solid black

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I'm not a fan of the all blacked out look, but it's not my Jeep.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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Make the rim like an Ion rim and only leave the flat part near the bead silver. I've always liked that look but always though the ions were too shinny in the aluminum part. These on the other hand would be just right IMO, but its your jeep not mine.
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That would be a lot easier to prep and still give just a little bit of silver, Kind of liking that idea. May try it out tomorrow with the plasti to see what it looks like.
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Make the rim like an Ion rim and only leave the flat part near the bead silver. I've always liked that look but always though the ions were too shinny in the aluminum part. These on the other hand would be just right IMO, but its your jeep not mine.
Okay, option 3. If I am following your idea correctly. Never looked at ions. But i peeled the plasti back just enough to expose the flat edge of the rim and the lip. Sorry it's rough but it's plastidip and getting peeled off completely anyway, So a little rough on the experiment i don't care about.

I kind of like it like this. But sill undecided which I like best. Total blackout is definitely easiest,
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I like option 3!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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I'm liking the newest option as well. of course you could achieve something similar by blacking out the whole thing and getting some of those fake beadlocks too...
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I decided to go with the easiest option to not mess up. All black. Probably using the rustoleum bedliner.

Any ideas on using a clear coat or not? Will it help keep it from fading out and getting that dull grey color most bedliners eventually turn into?
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Another problem i ran into. First time i needed to remove one of the wheels since I bought it and just found out there are 3 different sizes of lug nuts on this thing.

Anybody know where I can find reasonably priced lug nuts? Preferably in a black powder coat or some kind of black color. Thinking about just replacing them all so they are the same size as my lug wrench, which currently only fits the 3 lugs on the spare. I will probably just leave those alone so I need 20.
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I'd say all black but its up to you
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:25 PM   #13
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All Black for sure...looks stealthy
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Kinda looks like my ions
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Another problem i ran into. First time i needed to remove one of the wheels since I bought it and just found out there are 3 different sizes of lug nuts on this thing.

Anybody know where I can find reasonably priced lug nuts? Preferably in a black powder coat or some kind of black color. Thinking about just replacing them all so they are the same size as my lug wrench, which currently only fits the 3 lugs on the spare. I will probably just leave those alone so I need 20.
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Blackout for sure!
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #18
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Yeah I started the blackout process yesterday. Somehow I like the rougher texture of the bedliner rather than the smoother looking surface of the test wheel done in plastidip.

Got one wheel done, just waiting on the clearcoat to dry. Then I can put the wheel back on and maybe start on another one tonight. Hopefully by the end of the week I will have time to do all 4.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #19
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I blacked mine out except for the center cap. left it silver
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Coincidentally I have not painted the center cap yet either. Had to take it out anyway to get good coverage on the surface around it. Figured I would see what it looked like before I painted those too.
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So I finished one of the wheels. When it's not so overcast and I can get a good pic I will post it. I kind of like the contrast with the silver center cap and the stainless lug nuts after looking at it. I might just save myself some cash and replace the ones that are the wrong size instead of buying a whole new set.

I looked at a few parts stores today and can't seem to find any black ones that aren't one of those special locking sets. I want my dang lug wrench to work on my lugs so I only have to carry one tool around.
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For anyone still following i finally broke down and took a pic. Finally had a day off work and wouldn't you know it, RAINING and COLD. I want to start the second wheel dang it.

But yeah, the big spots are all waterdrops, it actually turned out really nice looking. Plus i think leaving the chrome lugz and not painting the centercap adds just enough contrast. I like the look, can't wait till I can do the other 3.
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That contrast looks pretty sharp.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #24
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Yeah, the white letters out helps with the contrast too. I hate all these low pro tires nowadays. Seem's like you can't find white letters out tires anymore unless you have A/T or Offroad tires
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I would love to do this to my wheels. I am not on stock wheels. The PO bought 5 aluminum Pacer wheels. What did you do to prep the wheels. What are your wheels made of? Steel? Aluminum?

Here is what I want to paint/coat.

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IMO. Vehicle color has alot to do with it. White like the one I have looks best blacked out. Darker colors look best with some machined color in them
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IMO. Vehicle color has alot to do with it. White like the one I have looks best blacked out. Darker colors look best with some machined color in them
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How's this for contrast?
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #29
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I have to agree, The machined look like those bullet holes goes great with black too. I wanted total blackout on mine though, minus a few little contrast points.

Anyway mine are the stock aluminum 5 star wheels. They have a thin clear coat ish layer to them, and yours probably have it too. This will need to be scuffed up for a good adhesion of the primer. 1 good coat will work, 2 thinner coats is better to avoid runs.

Once thats dry, 2 decent coats of the rustoleum liner in a spray can was all i did with mine. You can throw a coat of clear on top if you want a slightly more gloss black look. But leave out the clear if you want a more flat/matte black.


If all you are doing is plastidip, you only need to clean the surface good. scotch brite pad is the absolute roughest abraisive you need to use, and only if theres some dirt and such you just can't knock loose. let it dry good, tape off what you don't want dipped and spray it. The thicker you can get it (3 to 4 coats) the easier it is to peel back off later if you don't like it.
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All black! Make sure you get a can of Glossifier too. (Matte black is cool to0...don't get me wrong)

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