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Old 06-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Painted my wheels today

Hey guys, I haven't made a thread lately and decided to do a little show off thread. I painted my wheels black today using rustolium bed liner, and I added a little blue paint the the insides to match my blue jeep, I also painted the insides of the rims blue, which you can only really see in bright day at certain angles. Well here's some before and after!

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Also painted my shocks. Just for fun

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Old 06-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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Looks sick! Gonna do mine eventually!

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Old 06-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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Lookin' good!! Now you just need some dirt on them to match your tires
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Nice man I'm tryin to save up for powder coating don't wanna be like everybody else with black steel crawlers ya know
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Did u remove the clear coat on the gambler wheels? I have same ones and clear is lifting in spots. Was going to do black also and my TJ is blue but now going to just order new rims and pass on the black craze since everyone is doing it. Thinking chrome with black but not sure yet. Nice job BTW.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #7
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Looks great!
Did you do any surface prep before painting? Also, will the bed liner work on chrome rims if the surface is ruffed up?
Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:07 AM   #8
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Did u remove the clear coat on the gambler wheels? I have same ones and clear is lifting in spots. Was going to do black also and my TJ is blue but now going to just order new rims and pass on the black craze since everyone is doing it. Thinking chrome with black but not sure yet. Nice job BTW.
Chrome in a definite NO for jeeps. All jeeps are different but everyone I have met say chrome on jeeps is off. If I were you I would do 1 of 3 things:

1) go with the craze and paint them black. Easy and cheap

2)paint them black, but keep some of the original paint to make a pattern of black and silver.

3)give your jeep accents and include the accent color in the wheel, to make them pop more and stand out
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Looks great!
Did you do any surface prep before painting? Also, will the bed liner work on chrome rims if the surface is ruffed up?
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I didn't do much surface prep. I took a little steel brush I use to clean my grill (like for cooking steak). And scratched it up to give it something to stick to. Then I cleaned them off with soap and a hose. Easy and to answer your question yes, just Ruff it up and do your first layer very light. The more layers you do the better it will turn out
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Looks great!
Did you do any surface prep before painting? Also, will the bed liner work on chrome rims if the surface is ruffed up?
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Also, I love the color of your jeep, and from your profile picture you have chrome accents. Just my $0.02 but I would buy a little extra bed liner and paint EVERYTHING that's isn't the color of your jeep black. Give it a dual tone that is badass. Chrome in my oppinion just is too luxury for a jeep.
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Also, I love the color of your jeep, and from your profile picture you have chrome accents. Just my $0.02 but I would buy a little extra bed liner and paint EVERYTHING that's isn't the color of your jeep black. Give it a dual tone that is badass. Chrome in my oppinion just is too luxury for a jeep.
Just what I was planning, starting with the rims. I hate the look of chrome, SS and aluminum for that matter. Black and red blend nicely!
Your new rims look great on your Jeep!
Thanks for the info!
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Just what I was planning, starting with the rims. I hate the look of chrome, SS and aluminum for that matter. Black and red blend nicely!
Your new rims look great on your Jeep!
Thanks for the info!
Definitely make a thread, there are way to many red and chrome jeeps out there is love to see what you do with it
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I think they look awesome bro. I love the blue accents on the inside. Well done!
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I think they look awesome bro. I love the blue accents on the inside. Well done!
Thanks! Going to try and add those accents to the outside soon

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