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05-29-2013 03:19 PM
Rockrider
painting the wheels .

They look awesome
05-29-2013 02:20 PM
motoringmike Very nice! I think they look much better painted
05-29-2013 12:26 PM
ndrugby
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Originally Posted by onelostokie73 View Post
I like this idea, what brand of paint did you use?
Duplicolor wheel coating

Dupli-Color :: Wheel Coating
05-29-2013 12:24 PM
onelostokie73 I like this idea, what brand of paint did you use?
05-29-2013 09:22 AM
ndrugby
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
Wheels look nice, why didnt you paint the center caps?
Thanks. Thought about it. I liked the look, and figured if I wanted to change my mind and paint them it wouldn't be that hard to do later. It's also what the COD/Mountain wheels looked like.

I consider painting the center caps, but trying to leave the Jeep text unpainted, but it felt like too much effort at the time.
05-18-2013 07:17 PM
MacCTD Wheels look nice, why didnt you paint the center caps?
05-18-2013 05:31 PM
TNwoodsman I would love to see the 2013 sahara rims painted graphite...
05-10-2013 01:08 PM
ndrugby Here's a picture.

Attachment 247514
05-08-2013 10:29 AM
ndrugby Very well. I haven't done a single touch up yet. I'll try to get a pic later on for you.
05-07-2013 11:01 AM
TRubicon ND,

It has been a year, how did the paint job hold up?

Thanks....
04-18-2012 06:23 AM
Jervboy Well, that does it. I am going to paint my stock JKU wheels. I like it! Graphite!
03-17-2012 01:57 PM
Casotakar1229 so shiny. wheels look great!
03-17-2012 01:12 PM
Kelsey73
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Originally Posted by renaveg
Cool, thanks. Did you do a coat on the inside of the wheel also? maybe just 1 coat of the graphite?
It takes some practice to get it right. I stayed away from the inside of the wheels
03-17-2012 01:08 PM
GonzoBobH
Looking great with half doors!

BobH
03-17-2012 08:24 AM
ndrugby
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelsey73 View Post
I did the same thing. I used 3 cans of paint and 2 clears I think? It's been a little while
I think I went through about the same amount.

Quote:
Originally Posted by renaveg View Post
Cool, thanks. Did you do a coat on the inside of the wheel also? maybe just 1 coat of the graphite?
I didn't do any on the inside. Others may have. I think the way the wheel is shaped, unless you're really inspecting it, you can't tell.
03-16-2012 07:49 PM
renaveg Cool, thanks. Did you do a coat on the inside of the wheel also? maybe just 1 coat of the graphite?
03-16-2012 07:42 PM
Kelsey73
Quote:
Originally Posted by renaveg
How many cans of the graphite and clear coat did you go through for all 5 wheels? I'm planning on doing mine tomorrow.

Thanks
I did the same thing. I used 3 cans of paint and 2 clears I think? It's been a little while
03-16-2012 07:40 PM
renaveg How many cans of the graphite and clear coat did you go through for all 5 wheels? I'm planning on doing mine tomorrow.

Thanks
03-09-2012 11:56 PM
ndrugby
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Originally Posted by renaveg View Post
It looks awesome! I'm thinking of doing the same thing to my black JKU. Could you tell me what size and type of tires those are and how much of a lift you have?
Thanks
Thanks. Goodyear Duratrac 315/70R17 with an AEV 3.5"
03-09-2012 07:44 PM
renaveg It looks awesome! I'm thinking of doing the same thing to my black JKU. Could you tell me what size and type of tires those are and how much of a lift you have?
Thanks
08-29-2011 09:53 PM
ndrugby
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Originally Posted by cavsvet74 View Post
No, you can use a deck of playing cards to mask off the tire. Stick them in the the bead, works like a charm.
Or index cards if you like.
08-29-2011 09:02 PM
PAVarminter Ndrugby - thanks for posting this, I am looking to do this to my wheels as well. Thanks for the good pics and info.
08-29-2011 08:26 PM
kjeeper10 Seriously considering doin the same.
I saw this pic today and drooled all over my phone.
08-29-2011 08:02 PM
cavsvet74
Quote:
Originally Posted by TommyT View Post
Is it really necessary to dis -mount the tire from the rim?
No, you can use a deck of playing cards to mask off the tire. Stick them in the the bead, works like a charm.
08-29-2011 07:56 PM
TommyT I was thinking of doing the same with mine, only black. Is it really necessary to dis -mount the tire from the rim?
08-28-2011 11:05 PM
ndrugby
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Originally Posted by tonyaca View Post
It has a nice look. I think I might try it out myself. What type of paint did you use?
Thanks. I used the Duplicolor Wheel coating (I think I called it cover in the OP).

Dupli-Color :: Wheel Coating

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrangler06 View Post
awesome! i like um, looks great with the green!
Thanks. It's the first time I've done anything like this. Very happy with the results. Idea came to me when the wheels I wanted were backordered and I couldn't find any COD wheels.
08-28-2011 11:01 PM
Wrangler06 awesome! i like um, looks great with the green!
08-28-2011 11:01 PM
tonyaca It has a nice look. I think I might try it out myself. What type of paint did you use?
08-28-2011 10:52 PM
ndrugby
Painting Rubicon Wheels

I decided to paint my Rubicon Wheels on my 2012 to make them look more like the COD/Mountain Wheels. Here's a small write up on what I did and some pics.

Supplies:
1. 3M Paint Remover Pad with Drill Attachment

Attachment 65412

2. Extra Scotchbrite pads, non drill attachment
3. Prep All
4. Duplicolor Wheel Color paint - Graphite
5. Duplicolor Wheel Color paint - Clear
6. Painter's tape

Steps:
1. After removing wheels and tires, I taped off the TPMS and the stem, rather than removing. Note: the 2012 uses a new TPMS sensor, so I didn't want to risk breaking one and not finding a replacement yet.

2. Optional: clean the wheels with Prep All. Not needed, but helps if there is sticker residue or junk on them

3. I scuffed the wheel with the Drill attachment and then used the pads to get into all the little spaces. Scuff em really well, but don't nick them up. You want the shine to be gone and the wheels to be scratched so the paint will stick.

Attachment 65411

4. Clean with prep all. Do a good job of removing dust, grease, sticker residue, etc.

5. The first 4 steps are the most important. Success is based on good prep.

6. Spray the wheels with the graphite paint, one coat at a time, but you don't have to wait for each coat to dry. Use short bursts. Otherwise you'll get excess pant bubbles. 3-4 coats is good.

7. Let them dry for 30-60 minutes.

8. Spray them with the Clear paint, 3-4 coats again with short bursts.

9. Let them dry for 2-3 hours. They are dry to the touch in about an hour, but you want them fully dry before install.

10. Remove the painter's tape.


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