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skichronic06 12-11-2007 01:24 AM

spraypaint rims?
 
k my rims are quite rusty are ugly looking. i always liked the black rims, they look realy nice. is there any way I could like sand-paper these rims and then spray paint them black? any1 know of any good way to do this?
or if you think it'd look shitty, what can i do jsut to make the rims shiny again and not rusty?

thanks

foxinthemudd 12-11-2007 02:07 AM

go to Home depot or lowes or whatever Home improvement store and look for something called navel jelly. it dissovles rust. just follow the instructions on the package, then go get some GOOD spray in what ever color and have a blast. good luck and take pics!

lost 12-11-2007 03:00 AM

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Originally Posted by skichronic06 (Post 169686)
is there any way I could like sand-paper these rims and then spray paint them black? any1 know of any good way to do this?

thanks

i'd sand-paper the rims and then spray paint them black

:D

kg4kpg 12-11-2007 08:24 AM

Once you have prepped them good, use Rustoleum Epoxy appliance paint. I did my factory jeep rim as a spare with it and it is holding up real nice.

skichronic06 12-11-2007 08:42 AM

alright thanks awesome guys. good to know.
oh and is it alright if i do all this while they are still on the tires? cuz they're on my car right now and was just gonna do it like that.

sgnellett 12-11-2007 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by kg4kpg (Post 169732)
Once you have prepped them good, use Rustoleum Epoxy appliance paint. I did my factory jeep rim as a spare with it and it is holding up real nice.

Are you talking about the factory steel wheels?

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sgnellett 12-11-2007 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by skichronic06 (Post 169742)
alright thanks awesome guys. good to know.
oh and is it alright if i do all this while they are still on the tires? cuz they're on my car right now and was just gonna do it like that.

I'd go to someplace that sells supplies to body shops and get some of the masking spray they make, I did my trailer rims w/out dismounting the tires and I don't care how hard you try, you will get over spray on the tires! You can see how rusty they were, so it looks much better now, but it'd look even better w/out the paint on the tires!

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foxinthemudd 12-11-2007 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by skichronic06 (Post 169742)
alright thanks awesome guys. good to know.
oh and is it alright if i do all this while they are still on the tires? cuz they're on my car right now and was just gonna do it like that.

if ya don't mind a little paint on the tires then go for it! otherwise I'd try to mask them off a little. try plastic garbage bags around the tires with a little tape and you should be good. but I agree with everyone else when I say LETS SEE THE PICS!!!:wavey:

skichronic06 12-11-2007 07:08 PM

alright well this will be my weekend job, as long as my dad lets me spray em black. if not w/e ill just make them shiny again. ill post pics when im done.

thanks

skichronic06 12-14-2007 01:24 AM

hey so im gonna try and do this this weekend, what kinda spray paint should i get? is there any special like auto spray paint or something that you guys would recommend? thanks

kg4kpg 12-15-2007 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by sgnellett (Post 169744)
Are you talking about the factory steel wheels?

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Yep, tha factory 5 spoke Sport rim. I did one for my spare and two of them for use when I build me a trailer next spring.

Chad P 12-15-2007 11:27 PM

You can also speard vasaline on the tire before you paint them. That way the paint gets on the vasaline then spray it off.

This is how some old time truckers did it.

foxinthemudd 12-16-2007 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by skichronic06 (Post 171613)
hey so im gonna try and do this this weekend, what kinda spray paint should i get? is there any special like auto spray paint or something that you guys would recommend? thanks

Black glossy spray. IMO Rustolum paint works just make sure its the hi-gloss cause it creates a better water and dirt restistance because of the glossy surface... sorry for not getting back sooner hope you get this in time...

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Originally Posted by Chad P (Post 172400)
You can also speard vasaline on the tire before you paint them. That way the paint gets on the vasaline then spray it off.

This is how some old time truckers did it.

This is a great way of doing it, I forgot about this part. the vasaline is also good for shining tires too...

hemmer 12-20-2007 08:04 PM

get some real wax and grease remover. like lesonal or sikkens stuff. and soak them! just wipe on and wipe off till there isnt any more dirt on the wipe off towel.

mr4x4 12-20-2007 09:04 PM

If it was me and because I have access to it I would sand blast them then powder coat them black


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