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Old 01-31-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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Painting stock rims gun metal grey?

Has anyone painted there rims gun metal grey or does anyone have an opinion on it?

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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Anyone have any tips or anything?

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:30 PM   #3
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Clean them with hot soapy water( use detergent soap) then take a scotch brite pad( grey) and some comet and scrub the hell outta them. Dry them off. Mask off yer tires then paint them.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:50 PM   #4
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My advice is do it. Black goes with anything but does get kinda tiring to look at. If I didn't have this yellow I would go the gunmetal route for rims and what not. Similar to the Billet JK's are in.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:41 AM   #5
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If you plan on using them rims like that for a while or doing any off roading with them I suggest the following:
1. wash the rims with a mild soap and a green pad.
2. sand them with around 320 grit paper and knock down any issues
3. spray a primer base (you can use spray paint or a gun)
4. wet sand with 800 grit to smooth out the primer and take off any shine
5. spray your gunmetal in light coats make several passes
6. put a good amount of clear over the top, they make gloss, semi, and flat clear in sprays now.
If you want a high shine use 1000grit and wet sand between clear coats and do a final polish. I have used this method many times on bikes. cars, and off roaders and have had no issues of scratching or such. Just some points that I have used. Hope it helps.
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