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VVCG33 08-08-2010 08:52 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?

ESP 08-08-2010 08:57 PM

Can you elaborate on what you mean by "spraying them"?

VVCG33 08-08-2010 09:00 PM

Just paint them black with primer, then paint. Not sure if this will throw off the balance..

s3nt3nc3d 08-08-2010 09:10 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.

daggo66 08-08-2010 09:10 PM

Uh, what color tires do you have now? :confused:

drivebytruckerz 08-08-2010 09:32 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.

VVCG33 08-08-2010 09:37 PM

Crap, I meant paint the wheels, not tires...It's been a long week. Any idea how much the paint/primer runs?

drivebytruckerz 08-08-2010 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by VVCG33 (Post 716899)
Crap, I meant paint the wheels, not tires...It's been a long week. Any idea how much the paint/primer runs?

Depends on how good a paint you want. It can go from cheap to really expensive. $1-$10 a can depending.

castorj29 08-09-2010 07:23 AM

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.

rogertc1 08-09-2010 09:02 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.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ommiejeepr.jpg

JIMBOX 08-09-2010 09:17 AM

:cool: WOW


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Originally Posted by rogertc1 (Post 717195)
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.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ommiejeepr.jpg

That paint is so good--


----YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TIRE -----

Where did you getit ??

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

rogertc1 08-09-2010 09:20 AM

On the Side...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...epreciever.jpg

harwa004 08-09-2010 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 716868)
Uh, what color tires do you have now? :confused:

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 717223)
:cool: WOW

That paint is so good--

----YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TIRE -----

Where did you getit ??

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO


Oh my word, the Peanut Gallery is wound up tight this Monday morning....:p

JIMBOX 08-09-2010 09:23 AM

:rolleyes: Sharp turns AT SPEED will do that !!


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Originally Posted by rogertc1 (Post 717230)

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

yj-genral 08-09-2010 09:24 AM

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.

rogertc1 08-09-2010 09:35 AM

Hid the spare tire here..
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...boxcloseup.jpg

baja 08-09-2010 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rogertc1 (Post 717230)

This jeep is LEANING towards socialism.:D


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