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I finally got around to painting the old girl's shoes today. After seeing what they look like, I should have painted them black a long time ago. I just painted the fenders last week too. I have been neglecting her for a while so she needed a little love.
 

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I just did my wheels today. I think they turned out great. I will post a pic tomorrow. I used rustolium bed liner and just cleaned them before painting.
 

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Thanks for the comments.

What did you use and how did you prep them?
My wheels are about 9 years old so the aluminum looked pretty bad. There were a bunch of brake dust spots and the polished look was all but gone. The materials I got for the job were as follows: 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper, rustoleum self-etching primer, denatured alcohol, rustoleum spray on bedliner. I cleaned the wheels and took the sandpaper to them until they were free from spots and grime. Then I took the denatured alcohol and cleaned them thoroughly. Then I hit them with the primer. After the primer dried I hit them with a couple of coats of the bedliner. You could probably go with a litter heavier sand paper to scuff them up more. Maybe like a 320 or 220.

Leeroy, I just noticed the bezels after you mentioned it. Good thing I have some left over primer and bedliner. I'll probably paint those today. Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the comments.



My wheels are about 9 years old so the aluminum looked pretty bad. There were a bunch of brake dust spots and the polished look was all but gone. The materials I got for the job were as follows: 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper, rustoleum self-etching primer, denatured alcohol, rustoleum spray on bedliner. I cleaned the wheels and took the sandpaper to them until they were free from spots and grime. Then I took the denatured alcohol and cleaned them thoroughly. Then I hit them with the primer. After the primer dried I hit them with a couple of coats of the bedliner. You could probably go with a litter heavier sand paper to scuff them up more. Maybe like a 320 or 220.

Leeroy, I just noticed the bezels after you mentioned it. Good thing I have some left over primer and bedliner. I'll probably paint those today. Thanks.
Was the bedliner paint not bumpy? Why did you choose that over a flat paint? Does it need to be any type of special paint?
 

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when applying the bed liner did you tape off the wheels, take of the tire or what was the procedure? also how many coats did you give it?
 

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Just finished my factory wheels in rustolem bed liner and added some red as well. This is before, middle, and after pics.

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Just finished my factory wheels in rustolem bed liner and added some red as well. This is before, middle, and after pics.

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Those look awesome. I think it would be cool if you got the jeep part in red as well, but that paint job looks professional. Good job
 

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That does look great! I'm really considering doing my wheels now too. I like the look of the Eagle 028s a lot.. just don't like the satin steel finish.
 
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