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08-19-2013 11:50 AM
The Silver Gorilla
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Originally Posted by 87 Florida YJ View Post
Come on Overkill don't rain on the NOOB parade. For some of us mechanically challenged just starting out with our jeep restoring wheels is considered a 'mod'. It all depends on your pay grade.

Everything you said is true for a lunatic off roader like yourself. I've seen some of your pics and I'm amazed there is any paint left anywhere on your ride. Or bumpers. Or mirrors. Or fenders

If some of mine scratched off I would just hit it with the rattle can again and presto looks new again. Flat paint is so forgiving that way. But bottom line they're just painting the damn wheels. I say let the kids play. One way or the other they are going to learn something and it keeps them from playing in the street.
Some may call it a mod. But I did this write up for people who wanted a small weekend project.
08-19-2013 11:49 AM
The Silver Gorilla
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Originally Posted by OverkillYJ View Post
Yeah but it hasn't even been 5 months. If you live in a colder part of the country the winter alone will test them. Cold hot, cold hot, is not good.

Also, rustoleum bedliner is not real bedliner.They are not comparable.
Well i am in florida,so our winters are not to bad.
08-19-2013 07:37 AM
87 Florida YJ
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Originally Posted by OverkillYJ View Post
Yeah but it hasn't even been 5 months. If you live in a colder part of the country the winter alone will test them. Cold hot, cold hot, is not good.
Come on Overkill don't rain on the NOOB parade. For some of us mechanically challenged just starting out with our jeep restoring wheels is considered a 'mod'. It all depends on your pay grade.

Everything you said is true for a lunatic off roader like yourself. I've seen some of your pics and I'm amazed there is any paint left anywhere on your ride. Or bumpers. Or mirrors. Or fenders

If some of mine scratched off I would just hit it with the rattle can again and presto looks new again. Flat paint is so forgiving that way. But bottom line they're just painting the damn wheels. I say let the kids play. One way or the other they are going to learn something and it keeps them from playing in the street.
08-19-2013 07:02 AM
OverkillYJ Yeah but it hasn't even been 5 months. If you live in a colder part of the country the winter alone will test them. Cold hot, cold hot, is not good.

Also, rustoleum bedliner is not real bedliner.They are not comparable.
08-18-2013 11:10 PM
The Silver Gorilla Dude i started this thread and mine are still looking brand new. I did use sand paper and scuff them, and it is bed liner so i did not use a primer.
08-18-2013 10:33 PM
OverkillYJ I am not trying to hate on this, but I can pretty much guarantee that doesn't last 6 months without chunks coming off. The only way I have found to get paint to stick for good to those types of surfaces is to scuff it, etch it, use a good auto grade primer, and good auto paint. Rustomleum is good, but it has its places. Two part auto paint hardens in a different way then any spray paint you will ever find. It cures and forms a completely different type of coating. Even that if not done right will come off. Not to mention rims are the most abused part of a Jeep. Although I wheel the crap out of mine, so things never last long for me.
08-18-2013 10:01 PM
87 Florida YJ It's always easier to buy new everything but bringing back original parts is part of the fun for a lot of us. I can't see how deep the rusting goes in the pics so I really can't comment on the time it's going to take for yours. Mine weren't that bad but the various steps (sanding, cleaning, priming, painting) are the same. It was rewarding for me and I believe the Silver Gorilla would say the same. Why not just take the spare off the rear mount and refurbish that one as an experiment. If you like the process and the finished wheel come out to your liking do the rest of them. If not hit Craig's list. No harm no foul. But remember.....the money you would be spending on the wheels can be used for other goodies we have no choice but to buy. Your jeep and you're the boss.
08-18-2013 09:34 PM
MyFreeYJ
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Originally Posted by 87 Florida YJ View Post
Sandblasting would be great but a wire wheel, elbow grease and sandpaper will work too. You are going to have to replace those lugs and center cap but the wheels will definitely work again. When I bought my tires I was a hair away from buying new stock wheels to go with them until I thought 'what the heck' I can't make these worse. I am very pleased with how they ended up.
I mentioned my idea to my dad, and he looked at me oddly, saying that it would take at minimum 2 hours per wheel. How long did it take you? It might be better just get a set of wheels and tires off Craigslist.
08-18-2013 08:01 PM
87 Florida YJ Sandblasting would be great but a wire wheel, elbow grease and sandpaper will work too. You are going to have to replace those lugs and center cap but the wheels will definitely work again. When I bought my tires I was a hair away from buying new stock wheels to go with them until I thought 'what the heck' I can't make these worse. I am very pleased with how they ended up.
08-18-2013 05:38 PM
MyFreeYJ I saw this thread and I'm in a similar situation. I just got this jeep and it has been sitting for 3-5 years, and the wheels are pretty trashed. I think they would look good in black, what would I do to go about painting them? Do I need to sandblast them first?
08-18-2013 11:14 AM
WGHyrum
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Originally Posted by ddtt225 View Post
the bedliner paint looks like it held up VERY WELL. food for thought guys, if your interested in painting your rims (OEM, Aftermarket, ect.) check out home depot and start investing in the "plastidip". I painted my rims with it and it holds up very well, and if you dont like the look after a wheel, it peels off just as easy. it will hold up to a hose pipe and a car wash pressure washer, but not a house pressure washer. Im actually about to paint my whole jeep with this stuff. holds up very well and looks great if you want that flat black look.
You can get it in a lot of colors, not just flat black. I have seen a few at home depot: red and blue I believe. There are more available from places like dipyourcar.com
08-14-2013 10:48 AM
ddtt225 the bedliner paint looks like it held up VERY WELL. food for thought guys, if your interested in painting your rims (OEM, Aftermarket, ect.) check out home depot and start investing in the "plastidip". I painted my rims with it and it holds up very well, and if you dont like the look after a wheel, it peels off just as easy. it will hold up to a hose pipe and a car wash pressure washer, but not a house pressure washer. Im actually about to paint my whole jeep with this stuff. holds up very well and looks great if you want that flat black look.
08-10-2013 02:45 PM
viperx6x9x I like em, I did that to my stock rims but with rustoleum bedliner. Also left the lugs and center cap chrome, adds just enough contrast imo. Good choice on the white letters out too.

And somebody asked about the plastidip. I used it on my spare wheel, just to see if i liked the blackout look first, it's great for testing out a look but i didn't feel like respraying whenever it got nicked up by rocks or something. So i just decided to do it permanently and bedline the others.

Oh yeah if anybody is curious, i posted mine too. search for "more fun with plastidip". if you want a comparison, to my eyes, the duplicolor looks like it gave a slightly smoother finish. The rustoleum has been holding up great for months now.
08-10-2013 02:43 PM
The Silver Gorilla
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Originally Posted by Boystaysin View Post
Lets see some final pics with the rims on
I have pics on this thread, look a few posts up.
08-10-2013 02:29 PM
Boystaysin Lets see some final pics with the rims on
08-10-2013 10:08 AM
kywaterman I myself would have used duplicolor wheel paint. Its suppose to be extremely tough and hold up on wheels the best. But what you done looks good as well.
08-10-2013 09:21 AM
87 Florida YJ Nice job Gorilla. You've got potential. Flat black was definitely the way to go.
08-10-2013 07:53 AM
GoBig19 How's the bedliner holding up?
04-08-2013 04:50 PM
Abnormal-JK
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Originally Posted by The Silver Gorilla View Post
I was going to plasti dip first just to see if i liked the look, but on this forum i found a guy who is very good with photo shop! he blacked out the rims and i loved the look. I used spray on bed liner because i feel like its is a lot tougher and wont flake like spray paint might, also i like the texture of the bed liner! its even more of a "matte" look than just matte black stray paint.
Thanks... good to know... my 12JKS is Crush and everthing I've done is matte black... wheels are next.
04-08-2013 04:45 PM
The Silver Gorilla
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Originally Posted by Wranglin4Life View Post
Finished product looks fantastic!! Nice work.
Thanks dude, I'm liking the new look, im happy i kept the lug nuts chrome
04-08-2013 04:26 PM
Wranglin4Life Finished product looks fantastic!! Nice work.
04-08-2013 04:14 PM
The Silver Gorilla
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Originally Posted by Joshua_Pines View Post
Looks great ~!

Curious tho... why this method vs. Plasti Dip?
I was going to plasti dip first just to see if i liked the look, but on this forum i found a guy who is very good with photo shop! he blacked out the rims and i loved the look. I used spray on bed liner because i feel like its is a lot tougher and wont flake like spray paint might, also i like the texture of the bed liner! its even more of a "matte" look than just matte black stray paint.
04-08-2013 04:10 PM
denisbaldwin Very nice!
04-08-2013 04:09 PM
Abnormal-JK Looks great ~!

Curious tho... why this method vs. Plasti Dip?
04-08-2013 04:07 PM
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So here are the rims put back on my jeep!! I left the lug nuts and chrome insert chrome. I love the look and am very happy with the work i did. Advice if someone is going to do this, take it slow and let the layers dry! give yourself 24+ hours that you dont need to use your jeep. had one or 2 little runs but i will be able to fix it. I havnt tried it on any trails or mud, im letting them dry more but i will be sure to tell you guys how it goes.
04-08-2013 03:52 PM
The Silver Gorilla
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Originally Posted by CHL View Post
Hey I'm old too.

But seriously, I hadn't thought about primer effecting the BL paint.
HAHA I NEITHER DID I! But i wanst sure if i was going to use spray paint or bed liner before i was at the store, i just didn't wana chance it, i just took pics of my jeep so ill be uploading within the hour. oh ALSO after sanding down the rims, i use the air compressor to blow out the dust, then wiped them down with rubbing alcohol.
04-08-2013 02:19 PM
CHL
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Originally Posted by The Silver Gorilla View Post
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when talking to the guy at the auto store ( he was old so maybe he knew what he was talking about) but he said it could mess with the bed liner and that it would hold on, on its own.
Hey I'm old too.

But seriously, I hadn't thought about primer effecting the BL paint.
04-08-2013 01:26 PM
mcguire6799 Looks good from the pictures
04-08-2013 01:22 PM
The Silver Gorilla As you can see in the 2nd pic the pain comes out in spots and not in a solid spray like normal spray paint.
04-08-2013 01:22 PM
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So the first time spraying it on it scared me because it came out like water and it didn't spray lie normal spray paint. So i put one one layer and let it dry so the black is light. The next picture is after 2-3 coats of it. i had a air compressor to help drying times because i was press for some time. Its key to let this stuff dry so it wont run or bubble, but if it does its easy to tap out with your finger and put another layer on. This stuff is think so with a few layers it hides any mistakes. I did not use a primer (maybe i should have) but when talking to the guy at the auto store ( he was old so maybe he knew what he was talking about) but he said it could mess with the bed liner and that it would hold on, on its own.
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