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Old 01-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Painted wheels!

I finally got around to painting the old girl's shoes today. After seeing what they look like, I should have painted them black a long time ago. I just painted the fenders last week too. I have been neglecting her for a while so she needed a little love.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Looks 10000000 times better!!!

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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Agreed^^^^ looks awesome nice job
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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What did you use and how did you prep them?
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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I just did my wheels today. I think they turned out great. I will post a pic tomorrow. I used rustolium bed liner and just cleaned them before painting.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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looks great. now all you have to do is hit up them headlight bezels
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:33 AM   #7
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excellent... going to do mine too when it gets warmer
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:17 AM   #8
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What did you use and how did you prep them?
My wheels are about 9 years old so the aluminum looked pretty bad. There were a bunch of brake dust spots and the polished look was all but gone. The materials I got for the job were as follows: 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper, rustoleum self-etching primer, denatured alcohol, rustoleum spray on bedliner. I cleaned the wheels and took the sandpaper to them until they were free from spots and grime. Then I took the denatured alcohol and cleaned them thoroughly. Then I hit them with the primer. After the primer dried I hit them with a couple of coats of the bedliner. You could probably go with a litter heavier sand paper to scuff them up more. Maybe like a 320 or 220.

Leeroy, I just noticed the bezels after you mentioned it. Good thing I have some left over primer and bedliner. I'll probably paint those today. Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:03 AM   #9
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Thanks, when it warms up here, I think I'm going try it.
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I did mine also. It looks much better.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #11
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they look great! nice job
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #12
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I like it. It looks much better than the stock. Thanks js.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #13
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My wheels are about 9 years old so the aluminum looked pretty bad. There were a bunch of brake dust spots and the polished look was all but gone. The materials I got for the job were as follows: 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper, rustoleum self-etching primer, denatured alcohol, rustoleum spray on bedliner. I cleaned the wheels and took the sandpaper to them until they were free from spots and grime. Then I took the denatured alcohol and cleaned them thoroughly. Then I hit them with the primer. After the primer dried I hit them with a couple of coats of the bedliner. You could probably go with a litter heavier sand paper to scuff them up more. Maybe like a 320 or 220.

Leeroy, I just noticed the bezels after you mentioned it. Good thing I have some left over primer and bedliner. I'll probably paint those today. Thanks.
Was the bedliner paint not bumpy? Why did you choose that over a flat paint? Does it need to be any type of special paint?
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This is a link to some wheel paint I was thinking about but...if the bedliner isn't bumpy I think it would be more resilient.

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when applying the bed liner did you tape off the wheels, take of the tire or what was the procedure? also how many coats did you give it?
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:24 AM   #16
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Just finished my factory wheels in rustolem bed liner and added some red as well. This is before, middle, and after pics.

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Just finished my factory wheels in rustolem bed liner and added some red as well. This is before, middle, and after pics.
That red and black actually looks really cool. Nice job.
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Just finished my factory wheels in rustolem bed liner and added some red as well. This is before, middle, and after pics.

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Those look awesome. I think it would be cool if you got the jeep part in red as well, but that paint job looks professional. Good job
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Just finished my factory wheels in rustolem bed liner and added some red as well. This is before, middle, and after pics.

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Looks good, as does the others on the thread

How'd you prep for the red? Did you tape it off? Rattlecan or brush?
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That does look great! I'm really considering doing my wheels now too. I like the look of the Eagle 028s a lot.. just don't like the satin steel finish.
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Did my wheels less than 3 months ago with rustoleum enamel gloss black, blue ring is the rings thru mickey thompsons classic lock wheels...did the headlight lenses this past weekend with the same paint and painted mirrors with satin rustoleum, there drying as we speak

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Looks good, as does the others on the thread

How'd you prep for the red? Did you tape it off? Rattlecan or brush?
It is black bed liner spray on, then I brushed the red with a foam brush then a couple coats of clear coat to keep the red from cracking.
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I left some black in the lug nut area to highlight the lugs a bit as well
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I left some black in the lug nut area to highlight the lugs a bit as well

Looks great I might steal the idea
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Looks great I might steal the idea
Go for it. That's partially why I posted it to share the ideas.
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Did my wheels less than 3 months ago with rustoleum enamel gloss black, blue ring is the rings thru mickey thompsons classic lock wheels...did the headlight lenses this past weekend with the same paint and painted mirrors with satin rustoleum, there drying as we speak
Painted my M/T classic lock wheels a year and a half ago and they still look great. Sure
Beats polishing bare rims. I used acid etching primer first and then a black satin finish.
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I went the whole "blacked out" direction on my TJ eight years ago and now I'm struggling to get rid of as much of it as I can. I've just lost interest in everything being black. My jeep body, flares, wheels, top, bumpers, armor, everything.........is or was black. My wheels are black d-windows and I've hated them for years and would like to do something different with them but I'm at a loss over what to do. New wheels is not an option right now so I'm seriously considering sand blasting them and then just spraying clear coat over the raw blasted finish.

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