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I'm currently running on stock rims with 31's. I really like black rims, but don't have the cash for that right now. What are some thoughts about painting the stock rims black? I've heard it mentioned, but never seen any pics or ideas about the best ways to do it. If someone could throw up a pic if you have it or just give me some input that would be awesome.

Maybe I'm being hasting, but the weather is so nice right now and I really just want to work on my jeep (but without spending a ton of money).
 

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Paint is paint, it will scatch. Check into powdercoating.
 

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any ideas what that might cost?
 

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nope...I'd be likely to think I might be easier, same price, to buy $40 a piece black steel wheels. Check out collins brothers Jeep web site
 

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powdercoating can be pretty expensive. But a rattlecan job will be the cheapest. You might be able to get a decent look out of them if you prep the wheels properly.
 

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i was thinking that. just not sure how they would turn out. kinda hard to experiment with that one :D
 

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unless you have an extra set of wheels around... I have I donno how many factory Jeep wheels around here and in the barn... want some?! :D
 

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or paint one black and post a pic :D
 

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It's too hot out :flipoff: :p .... plus I prolly don't have the same style wheels. THe ones I have are all off XJ's.
 

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you can find black steelies for cheep online something like 48bucks a rim or so. otherwise go to the local home depot or whatever and get some TSP (trysodiam phosphate) thats not spelled right but you get the drift. put this on your rims to prep (after you wash them). put this on you do not have to rinse it off, let it dry. this will prep your wheels and de-gloss them so you paint. black hi-gloss spray will work just make sure you do it in an even format. good luck and do this at your own risk.
 

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yeah, i don't know. it's pretty much a one shot deal. Without seeing examples I think I might just have to go the old route and save up my money.
 

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Get black steel rims will be cheaper than powdercoat, powdercoat it will be like $70 a piece.Also if You go with powder,it takes couple of days at least,so that means that You will need some extra wheels or a ride fo a couple of days.
 

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Don't bother painting the stocker steel, too many nooks and crannies in the back where they attach to the rims unless you just have alot more time to spend stripping those areas. Just go spend $39 bucks each on 5 cragar soft 8's.. www.quadratec.com but they are near me kinda..
 

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The paint will not stick properly on alluminum. If You don't prepare them well before paint it,specially if your wheels has a clear coat,I will sugest a light sand blasting or a fine sand paper.
Also for alluminum you need a special primer for alluminum so the paint will stick pretty well,I just say all this if you want it get done in the right way.
Thats why I said ,Black steel wheels will be cheaper.And if You go with bigger tires You will have a spare set of wheels.
 

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Or you can use some of that spray on truckbed liner for pretty cheap and that stiff wont scratch or chip.
 

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I painted a set of the Sport steel rims for trailer use. I used coarse steel wool to prep, washed them, then used Rustoleum Appliance paint in the rattle can. Nice hard, semi-gloss coating. Just less than a full can per wheel. I looked at powder coating once on steel wheels, was going to run 30 bucks per.
 
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