|08-09-2010 01:20 PM|
|08-09-2010 10:35 AM|
Hid the spare tire here..
|08-09-2010 10:24 AM|
|yj-genral||i painted my steel wheels on my yj without takign the tires off and they didnt just fine. still look good. and cheap... i used about 1 can per wheel after 2-3 coats at a cost of less than $3 a can.|
|08-09-2010 10:23 AM|
Sharp turns AT SPEED will do that !!
|08-09-2010 10:22 AM|
Oh my word, the Peanut Gallery is wound up tight this Monday morning....
|08-09-2010 10:20 AM|
On the Side...
|08-09-2010 10:17 AM|
----YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TIRE -----
Where did you getit ??
|08-09-2010 10:02 AM|
Easy to do with a rattle can and if done proper it will look good and last a long time. If it gets scuffed off here and there it can be touched up easily.
Easier to do if you take off wheel lay facing up over card board ( so you won't paint the driveway) after cleaning it off well. I prefer rustolium but it takes longer to dry. Tape off the wheel. Be creative use a cardboard cut out and tape the edges so you can re-use it.
Taking it ot a paint shop is waste of money.
Here is a pic of my back gate. I got it from a junk yard and it was green. Used tractor paint rattle can.
|08-09-2010 08:23 AM|
|castorj29||Just spraying your rims with cans of spray paint will look good for a short term. After that, they will look like crap. Take your rims to a paint shop and have them do it right.|
|08-08-2010 10:38 PM|
|08-08-2010 10:37 PM|
|VVCG33||Crap, I meant paint the wheels, not tires...It's been a long week. Any idea how much the paint/primer runs?|
|08-08-2010 10:32 PM|
I think he means taking off the tires and wheels and spraying the wheels.
You just jack it up, take them off one by one,.. unless you have jack stands. Clean with comet, scuff really well, then prime and paint. Balance may be necessary.
|08-08-2010 10:10 PM|
|daggo66||Uh, what color tires do you have now?|
|08-08-2010 10:10 PM|
Are you talking remove the tires from the rim or remove the wheels?
Wheels are easy...5 lug nuts, remove them, pull wheel off. Reverse for install...don't forget to torque up your lugnuts. I think it's usually around 80-100 ft lbs, but can't remember exactly what the factory calls for. I rarely torque mine...but you can run into issues if you don't get it close enough.
Tires...no. You'll never break that bead without a bead breaker. Take em to a tire shop and have em break the beads and pull the tires off. They have a machine that can do a tire in about 30 seconds flat. Reinstalling the tires will require them to be rebalanced. Just tape around the wheel...or some people have said using vaseline wherever you don't want the paint to hit will allow the paint to simply be washed off once the wheels are dry.
Most people have said they don't have any balancing issues after painting their wheels, but I have read of a couple people needing to have their wheels balance. It's also recommended to remove the external wheel weights prior to painting and reinstalling them in the exact same location once the paint has dried. I'm assuming that's so if you get your wheel rebalanced you won't have a big spot missing paint when they remove the current wheel weight.
|08-08-2010 10:00 PM|
|VVCG33||Just paint them black with primer, then paint. Not sure if this will throw off the balance..|
|08-08-2010 09:57 PM|
|ESP||Can you elaborate on what you mean by "spraying them"?|
|08-08-2010 09:52 PM|
Taking off tires
This may seem like a stupid question, but is it easy to take off the tires. I want to spray them black and was wondering if you have to balance them afterwards?