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Old 02-20-2014, 03:33 AM
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Painting stock sahara rims?

Just for giggles I wanted to know if anyone has done this or if they had any ideas as to of how to do it. I have a set of wheels I picked of my friend for basically nothing so I had an idea of painting them.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:20 AM   #2
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many have used bedliner, some have even used plasti-dip


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Old 02-20-2014, 06:33 AM   #3
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i used regular flat black spray paint / and primed it too. looked good
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I sanded mine down and cleaned them really well before applying Rustoleum spray-on bedliner. Turned out really well for a flat black look.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:03 PM   #5
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I did my ravines with plasti dip and liked it. It stood up through a harsh winter pretty well. I did it that way because if I didn't like I could peel it off and its cheap.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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I have done rims previously with Plasti-Dip and the results are fine. Last year I decided that I wanted to color match a set of rims to my rig. I began with a set of Eccos that I bought locally and then went with a 2 stage base coat clear coat. I bought a small spray gun and had a local auto body supply house mix up the PJC paint code and got the thinner and clear from them as well as some great advice.

I started by cleaning and degreasing the rims. Then, I sanded down the original finish with progressively finer grit paper until I got to 2000 wet. Shot them with 2 coats of primer, sanded again. Shot them with 3 coats of base coat Light Khaki Metallic and then 2 coats of clear. I was able to complete the entire project over a weekend and it was my first attempt at a 2 stage paint and I think they came out awesome.

Here is a crappy pic that I took in the rain but, you get the idea.


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