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Se7endust1 11-12-2010 05:01 PM

Duplicolor spray on bedliner on stock 18" 2008 Sahara wheels...
 
4 cans of Duplicolor spray on bedliner... turned out great for the $55 invested. One wheel I screwed up on...the fumes and beer must've got to my head b/c my finger was covering the nozzle at one point... cause a few pea sized drops one the wheel that don't really follow the texture. Good thing is, it's an easy fix for that or any scrapes. Next I just gotta get those damn stickers off! Enjoy!

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t1/wheels1.jpg

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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t1/wheels3.jpg

artsy pic! haha
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t1/wheels4.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t1/wheels5.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t1/wheels6.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t1/wheels7.jpg

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wrangler0 11-12-2010 05:06 PM

Looks great!!!

What did you use to mask off the front of the tire? Same pieces of paper?
Did you sand first?

jgano23 11-12-2010 05:07 PM

nice!

Se7endust1 11-12-2010 05:12 PM

index cards! I can't take credit for it though, someone else on here or jk-forums had done that... As far as prep work, I found an 80 grit flap abrasion wheel that I stuck in my drill and just went to town. I took off the finish (in most spots).. you could say I cut some corners. However, after some research it seems this stuff sticks to anything and using that 80 grit roughed it up plenty to make the majority of it stick. The can says use 200 grit but who has time for that? :) After sanding, I took them to the pressure washer down the street. Dried em off and rubbed completely down with rubbing alcohol. 3 coats on the rear, 3 coats on the front. If it flakes off, whatever...easy fix!

RSC17 11-12-2010 05:13 PM

the classic flashcard technique!

wrangler0 11-12-2010 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Se7endust1 (Post 872904)
index cards!

Ahhh very nice!

Thanks for the tips...

Again, looks great!

Something I've been thinking of doing until I can justify buying new black rims.

rics1997 11-12-2010 05:16 PM

Nice.

I am thinking of doing the same thing to my factory wheels. But I want to do highlights of the aluminum around edges where the weights are and some in the inlets. Trying to debate on whether I want the center Jeep Plate black or it's original color. Going to use self etching primer first then the Duricolor bedliner plaint.

Se7endust1 11-12-2010 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 872916)
Nice.

I am thinking of doing the same thing to my factory wheels. But I want to do highlights of the aluminum around edges where the weights are and some in the inlets. Trying to debate on whether I want the center Jeep Plate black or it's original color. Going to use self etching primer first then the Duricolor bedliner plaint.

I thought about leaving a strip around the edge just for an accent but decided it would be quicker not to :) I bet it looks pretty good! The center caps looks good original color as well... so many options! haha... I saw that self etching primer but didn't know too much about it. It sounds pretty easy though.

Se7endust1 11-12-2010 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by wrangler0 (Post 872913)
Ahhh very nice!

Thanks for the tips...

Again, looks great!

Something I've been thinking of doing until I can justify buying new black rims.

I was in the same boat...I've really fallen in love with these 18"s though... I'll be honest, there isn't any place to do any serious off roading so I'm going with the style vs. functionality. I wouldn't mind some 16"s and big beefy tires with a lift but I like the mpg I currently have :)

TheMadBotanist 11-12-2010 07:42 PM

Nice...this is suddenly looking like a better option than dropping a grand on new wheels, although this doesnt do anything for the backspacing of the stock rims, and i'm just not sure about spacers.

Anyways, nice job, how long did it take you?

smaxberry 11-12-2010 07:53 PM

Very nice. Good alternative to buying aftermarket wheels.

Se7endust1 11-12-2010 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TheMadBotanist (Post 873149)
Nice...this is suddenly looking like a better option than dropping a grand on new wheels, although this doesnt do anything for the backspacing of the stock rims, and i'm just not sure about spacers.

Anyways, nice job, how long did it take you?

started grabbin supplies at 5...actually started around 6:30. Finished at 11:30 and fell asleep around 4:30 am. those fumes really got to me! I've been debating spacers as well... If I ever do a lift, it won't be until warranty is long gone.

TheMadBotanist 11-12-2010 08:44 PM

Also, how strong is that stuff? As in, how easily will it be scraped off? Was it hard to put the lug nuts back on tight without scraping some off?

Se7endust1 11-12-2010 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by TheMadBotanist (Post 873239)
Also, how strong is that stuff? As in, how easily will it be scraped off? Was it hard to put the lug nuts back on tight without scraping some off?

It seems to be pretty resistant... you can't scrape it off with a finger nail thats for sure; a blade you could widdle a chunk off. The lugs didn't scrape away anything. I'm sure it did where there was contact on the actual wheel itself though.

jkjeeper06 11-13-2010 07:18 AM

I love the look of that especially on your black jeep. Do you think it would look good on my steel wheels? Steel wheels tend to rust so a nice coating would help. Has anyone put black rims on red rock crystal? Does it look good?

Dbar71 11-13-2010 07:38 AM

Sweet. I was thinking of powder coating mine black but this looks great. Plus won't have to take tires off rims to do it. Looks great.

Jollydodger 11-13-2010 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Se7endust1 (Post 873217)
started grabbin supplies at 5...actually started around 6:30. Finished at 11:30 and fell asleep around 4:30 am. those fumes really got to me! I've been debating spacers as well... If I ever do a lift, it won't be until warranty is long gone.

This looks good. Is there a reason you chose Duplicolor over say Rustoleum? I am going to do this and obiously want to use the best, most durable product. I want to see what just the spokes look like blacked out on the Sahara 18". Taping off is going to be a bitch but all black is too much for me.

I am going to do it mainly because mine are scarred up all over with rock rash, and I like the looks, and I don't want to spend big money on new rims yet.

I have been running spacers for a couple of years on and off road in all conditions, except for the expense I know of no draw backs what so ever. Last summer I upgraded to 295/65/18 Duratrac and the spacers allowed no rubbing. Without spacers there was a little rubbing on the swaybar, not bad really but the Duratracs only ended up only being 32" x 11.5".

Mr Hobbit 11-13-2010 08:53 AM

Looks great. I wonder how they'd hold up in Colorado with all the stones they put on the roads during the winter.

Davidsjeep 11-13-2010 08:59 AM

Sweeeeet
 
Man Those look great!!!

Se7endust1 11-13-2010 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Jollydodger (Post 873866)
...reason you chose Duplicolor over say Rustoleum?

none at all! just saw pics from other people and liked it. I went to menards and saw something similar but didn't get it. It might've turned out with the same result... beats me! From what I've read though it's the best spray on liner in the market, as far as ease goes at least.

Se7endust1 11-18-2010 01:42 PM

Just in case anyone stumbles across this thread looking for info on this type of project, I made a 280 mile road trip yesterday with zero wheel balancing issues. Didn't have any wobbles or shakes anywhere between lower speeds and 75 mph. I'd imagine as long as you do your best to put the coats on equally, you shouldn't have any problems (unless preexisting) with this. Carry on :)

Mr. Sinister 11-18-2010 02:17 PM

Looks good!! I'm considering the same thing, only leaving the lip of the rim and the center cap silver.

krutj 11-18-2010 04:26 PM

Much better than the stock alloy look....nice job

When I was using rattle can bedliner, I noticed that the nozzle kinda gunked up, causing the bigger drops that you got. I kept wiping it off and it helped.(had the beers too)

Scooter_Trash 11-18-2010 05:49 PM

I've been wanting to do this for awhile. Problem is my rims are so scratched up from wheeling that I'm seriously wondering how well it will hold up to the rocks.

What did you do about your weights?

Se7endust1 11-18-2010 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Scooter_Trash (Post 883286)
I've been wanting to do this for awhile. Problem is my rims are so scratched up from wheeling that I'm seriously wondering how well it will hold up to the rocks.

What did you do about your weights?

Sprayed right over em :punk:

DakotaBuck 01-24-2011 01:13 PM

How are the wheels holding up this winter?

I was thinking about getting these

But your options seems more budget friendly!

jrohan07 01-24-2011 01:34 PM

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:punk:I was able to paint my rims black this weekend. Sanded with brillo pad to scuff the wheel, used Rustoleum PRIMER 2 coats, then Rustoleum High Performance Wheel paint, 2 coats, then Rustoleum clear coat. Turned out very nice but wish I had not painted the center cap and the lug nuts black to offset all that black...does look good with Red Rock Crystal Pearl.

Trunz150 01-24-2011 01:59 PM

I have the red rock crystal color also, and black wheels looks great, anyone think this will hold up while wheeling in snow and sand and dirt? Bc i would love to do that to the wheels just dont wanna have to redo it every weekend after wheeling

jrohan07 01-24-2011 01:59 PM

Now to debadge or not?

sinduda216 01-24-2011 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 872916)
Nice.

I am thinking of doing the same thing to my factory wheels. But I want to do highlights of the aluminum around edges where the weights are and some in the inlets. Trying to debate on whether I want the center Jeep Plate black or it's original color. Going to use self etching primer first then the Duricolor bedliner plaint.


i was thinking the same, post pics when you do it, i know i will leave the center jeep logo as is, but not sure about the rim or other accents might take a while. and gonna wait until its warmer out


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