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Old 01-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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What do u use to paint ur wheels

I am thinking of painting my wheels black and want to no Wat is best to use

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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rustoleum spray on bed liner, plasti dip, krylon

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Rustoleum Bedliner.... $10/can takes two cans... easy touch up if you need it....
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Does the bed liner look good
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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and want to no Wat is best to use
Mud.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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Looks Good IMO

Here is my rusto bed line wheels. Prep is key when doing this of course but is very easy to touch up.
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Will this work on aluminum rims?
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #8
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I like Rustoleum matte black wheel paint.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:01 AM   #9
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Aluminum ION's

Yes this will work on Aluminum. Here is another pic of my wheels before I prep and rusto lined them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:25 AM   #10
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Plasti Dip is a good product that can be removed if you later change your mind.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #11
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I used Rustoleum as well love it never peeled/dulled or anything? Finally had to do touch up when i rotated tires, scratched lugs a bit... Gloss black

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:32 AM   #12
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I used krylon and made sure to lay a good base of primer down. No need to remove the wheels just tape em up. Have fun!
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #13
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I've used masking tape for painting the wheels, but this is faster, easier, and masks much better than tape:



I picked up a couple of decks of cheap playing cards from the dollar store and shoved them between the rim and tire. You can also use index cards. I used the playing cards because I had several old decks.
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Do they look good with Rustoleum Bedliner ? You be the judge....

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #15
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I will be doing this to my 10 year old American Racing wheels soon. Looks good!
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First go round with Plasti Dip today on mine. I told my wife I was gonna Plasti Dip her while she is pregnant and see how far it would stretch



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Old 01-21-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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Going along the lines of this thread, could I plasti dip my chrome rims and if I don't like them would the plasti dip come off clean?
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #19
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Did you use primer? If so what kind did you use?

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Here is my rusto bed line wheels. Prep is key when doing this of course but is very easy to touch up.
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Going along the lines of this thread, could I plasti dip my chrome rims and if I don't like them would the plasti dip come off clean?
Yes it does. It just peels right off.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #21
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I painted mine with duplicolour silver met with a few coats of duplicolour gloss clear coat. They look awesome (to me) and they shine.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:41 PM   #22
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I scuffed the aluminum with a green pad to clean the oxidation off I then wiped them down with acetone let dry finally wiping with a clean rag. I sprayed them with a self etching primer let dry for about an hour and then sprayed about four coats of rusto bedliner on each. I sprayed light coats then would let that dry until fully covered all in all it is thick, after the bed line dried I sprayed them with a few coats of ceramic based clear coat. It is not shiny but IMO the ceramic clear coat helps the mud and dirt pressure wash off a lot easier than just the bedliner and it also adds a protective barrier over the rusto. Many folks on here have great ways to do this but this is what
Worked for me.
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i used rustoleum also, but need to do touch up or re paint with spray on bed liner since i go tmy duratracs installed.
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I scuffed the aluminum with a green pad to clean the oxidation off I then wiped them down with acetone let dry finally wiping with a clean rag. I sprayed them with a self etching primer let dry for about an hour and then sprayed about four coats of rusto bedliner on each. I sprayed light coats then would let that dry until fully covered all in all it is thick, after the bed line dried I sprayed them with a few coats of ceramic based clear coat. It is not shiny but IMO the ceramic clear coat helps the mud and dirt pressure wash off a lot easier than just the bedliner and it also adds a protective barrier over the rusto. Many folks on here have great ways to do this but this is what
Worked for me.

Thanks for the response. I have been meaning to do this to my wheels for a while, and this post has inspired me to go ahead and paint them. My wheels are almost 10 years old and they have become pitted and hazy like aluminum wheels tend to over time. I went to Lowes yesterday and got some 400 grit sand paper, the rusto bed liner, and some self-etching primer. Now I just need a jack so I can get the wheels off. I might have to go and get some of that ceramic clear coat too. Thanks for the help.
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400 is prob a little too weak or grit, i would'nt be affraid to use like 220. although i just used some scuff pads and worked fine, but heavier grit wouldnt hurt. especially if youre using the bed liner, will fill in the sand scratches easily.
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For those using the plasti-dip do you just wash and dry rims before spraying. I am guessing you dont sand or prime, if you can later take them off without leaving any marks,& how durable is it on the rims, when you clean them??
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im interested in doing this but i dont wanna ruin my rims can it be removed easily if i dont like it? considuring all i did was cleam them real good before spraying them with ruseoleum liner?
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It's pretty much a permanent deal. If done right they will be very durable, expect when tires removed or balancing.
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First go round with Plasti Dip today on mine. I told my wife I was gonna Plasti Dip her while she is pregnant and see how far it would stretch
How did you get it to look glossy?
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How did you get it to look glossy?
My wife or the wheels? Joking!

They aren't glossy. I would call it more of a satin finish rather than a matte. They look glossy while they are wet but when they dry they are satin.

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