Ever paint or plasti dip or bed line your wheels? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-14-2017, 02:28 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 157
Ever paint or plasti dip or bed line your wheels?

I have a set of 5 Eagle Alloy 185 Black Wheels that need to have a new finish put on them. The old black finish is flaking off.
I looked into having them powder coated. But the quote I received was $100 each to have them done in all black or $150 each to make them look like the factory finish. I can buy new wheels for that.
Has anyone ever used Plasti Dip or like product? Or used a top grade metal spray paint? Or even used Bed Liner? I am looking for other options to clean up my wheels. Powder Coating is just too expensive for me. I would buy new wheels first.

Thanks

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170114_142712.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	129.2 KB
ID:	3410418   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170114_142728.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	115.5 KB
ID:	3410426  

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170114_142743.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	140.5 KB
ID:	3410434   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170114_142803.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	134.1 KB
ID:	3410442  

Attached Images
 
westerbk is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2017, 03:04 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 158
From what I recall - powder coating is not recommended do to the heat required to bake/cure. I am sure painting is an option, but pricing might be the same. I know people have plasti dipped - just not very durable. Bedliner could be an interesting option - if the rough look works for you.

However - looking at your wheels, they might need a bit of prep before any application.

__________________
2003 2 door TJ - 3 inch BDS, l99/6l80 in progress
2013 2 door JK - just stereo/nav upgrades
Gauss66 is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2017, 04:51 PM
Thread Starter
  #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 157
O yeah prep is a must. I am going to take a angle grinder with a soft wire brush to remove the black coating and fine sandpaper to polish it up before I put any finish on them.
westerbk is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-14-2017, 05:23 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 8,397
Plastidip is a waste of money as it does not last long.

This is what I use in "Satin Black" on my rims and it lasts for years..very durable. Easy to touch up if you do get a rock/curb scrape.

__________________
'99 Chili Pepper TJ - I4 PowerTech motor
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
F8.8/Artec Rear
Dextreme is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2017, 07:00 PM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 157
That's the spray paint I was looking at today. I wanted to get some input before I made a purchase. Did you remove your tires or balancing weights before painting?
westerbk is offline   Quote
Old 01-14-2017, 08:19 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 8,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by westerbk View Post
That's the spray paint I was looking at today. I wanted to get some input before I made a purchase. Did you remove your tires or balancing weights before painting?
I removed the tires off the jeep, but kept them mounted on the rims. Cleaned them up really well with a scotchbrite pad.

Painted right over the wheel weights...I prefer them black too.
__________________
'99 Chili Pepper TJ - I4 PowerTech motor
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
F8.8/Artec Rear
Dextreme is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2017, 09:19 AM
Thread Starter
  #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 157
Yeah I think I am going to opt for the heavy duty spray paint. I will probably paint the inside of the wheels first to get a good feel on how to keep thinking looking clean. The hard part is going to get that factory look on the outer edge of wheel where it is not black.
westerbk is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2017, 11:47 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 8,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by westerbk View Post
The hard part is going to get that factory look on the outer edge of wheel where it is not black.
I would just tape that off with blue painters tape. Use a xacto blade to cut a clean circular edge following the rim around as a guide. Any overspray can be cleaned off with carb cleaner or brake cleaner.
__________________
'99 Chili Pepper TJ - I4 PowerTech motor
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
F8.8/Artec Rear
Dextreme is offline   Quote
Old 01-15-2017, 02:20 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 20
I plastidipped my stock wheels when I first got my jeep because the previous owner did a aweful job trying to spray them with a rattle can. I thought about using a bed liner but I sprayed my mirrors with it and whenever I go wheeling the mud/dirt is a nightmare to get off! Just my opinion!
97fourbanger is offline   Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 01:50 PM
Thread Starter
  #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 157
Well I opted to repaint the wheels my self with Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Enamel Black Gloss Paint and Aluminum Primer. I painted 1 wheel yesterday as a test run. It's not a professional job....But I am happy with it. I am probably going to get new center caps as well. Well.....Time to start taping and painting the other 4
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170204_134915.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	71.7 KB
ID:	3441594   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170204_134924.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	104.5 KB
ID:	3441602  

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20170204_134956.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	72.8 KB
ID:	3441650  
westerbk is offline   Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 03:33 PM
Thread Starter
  #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 157
It would be so much faster to not tape off the front outer rim to keep the factory look of the aluminum trim. It has take me 1.5-2hrs on each wheel to tape and trim. I still have 3 wheels to....AKA 6hrs of taping LOL
westerbk is offline   Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 04:20 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Fountain, Colorado
Posts: 35
Looking good!
RicanLJ is offline   Quote
Old 02-04-2017, 08:43 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 8,397
Looks great! That will last much longer than plastidip.

__________________
'99 Chili Pepper TJ - I4 PowerTech motor
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
F8.8/Artec Rear
Dextreme is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.