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Old 08-04-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Thinking about sand/paint the wheels, anyone done it?

I am going for the green black "no chrome" look. The only thing left to paint are the wheels. Can anyone give me some tips?

Should I deflate tires and stick something between the tire and rim to do it?Are there any tricks? Or should I take the vehicle to local shop to do it? Maybe someone already got them done and post pictures?
I love DIYs though.

Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Steel DUBS

I did it but i had steel wheels with chrome rings, looks good and is cheaper than fancy wheels for now.
Will post pic when i get to my comp.

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Old 08-04-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
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i think you can have them dipped to remove the chrome, then send them out to a place that will powder coat them.. not sure how much that would cost (may be cheaper to just buy ProComp rims.. 15x8 are like $60 each..

i went the same way.. but run Rebel Racing wheels, rims and caps are black but lugs are chrome.. (but they look pretty nice that way.)

you can try just sand blasting the ones you have then use a chemical agent to remove any missed chrome or debris, then scuff them and paint them with a decent high temp paint, (not sure how nice that would look though)

hope this helps..
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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Pinted wheels with chrome rings.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:47 PM   #5
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Nice Jeep

I cant stand chrome, sorry.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:07 PM   #6
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I painted mine and they look good. I scuffed 'em up pretty good, primer coat, then the spray paint. I used Krylon metal paint for the rims and Krylon Fusion for the plastic center caps.
However there are a couple of spots where the paint has come off.
In hindsight I probably should have sprayed them with truck bed liner. That stuff's hard to come off. Eventually I'm just gonna go buy some black rims.
I just stuck masking tape on the tires and sprayed away.

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i painted the rims on my tj. i used masking tape and newspaper on the rubber and then painted the rim. i am going to do the same thing on my cj soon b/c the center caps are chrome and i HATE it.
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sounds great. I can use 2-3 spraycans of truck liner, sounds very rugged, and other good reasons (not shiny)
Did you guys deflate the tires at all before you tape the them?

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i painted the rims on my tj. i used masking tape and newspaper on the rubber and then painted the rim. i am going to do the same thing on my cj soon b/c the center caps are chrome and i HATE it.

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