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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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