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I have a Gobi JKU Sahara. I would like Gobi colored wheels because I’m interested in a military jeep motif. Can’t afford rims that look like the Armory Truck rims
https://www.blackrhinowheels.com/off-road-wheels-rims-armory.php

I’ve already bought larger tires for the 18 inch rims, so I’m stuck with these tires until I can afford new rims and tires (2years out, at least).

Anyone have experience with painting the stock rims? I would assume sanding the clear coat off, primer and paint. But, will it last in the northeast?

 

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When I had my ‘08, I had the 18” Sahara wheels. I cleaned them, lightly sanded, blew the dust off, and the I bedlined my wheels. Turned out good and didn’t show wear after 3 years when I got rid of it.



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Thanks Maclovin. Your name points to Hawaii, but your pics don’t.
Any relationship?
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it’s funny I use some form of MacLovin for most of my online stuff and I don’t get many responses on it. But yours....best I’ve had yet

Some other tips - use quarters wrapped in painters tape for the lug holes in the wheels. Light coats of paint!! Like it shows in the picture - use playing cards in between the wheel/tire to create a “barrier”. Trying to tape of a circle is a PITA. Good luck!

Post up your results!


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I believe plastidip is available in a tan color.
I would try that first.
 

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I have a Gobi JKU Sahara. I would like Gobi colored wheels because I’m interested in a military jeep motif. Can’t afford rims that look like the Armory Truck rims
https://www.blackrhinowheels.com/off-road-wheels-rims-armory.php

I’ve already bought larger tires for the 18 inch rims, so I’m stuck with these tires until I can afford new rims and tires (2years out, at least).

Anyone have experience with painting the stock rims? I would assume sanding the clear coat off, primer and paint. But, will it last in the northeast?

This is how i did it on my X5 wheels.
One wheel at the time, mat the clear coat with 1500-2000 grid sand paper, dont have to remove the clear-coat just remove the gloss.
Mask the tire, air valve, with tape
Degrease, I used acetone.
Spray in desired color, i used glossy black rattle can from Walmart, 3 cans for 4, 20" wheels.
At the time I finished the second wheel the first one was ready to be installed back.
I think i used filler to fix curb rush on one of them.
Over all looked awesome, car was sold one year after never had to respray.
It took me probably 2 hours to do all 4.
 

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Years ago I painted the wheels on my XJ. I just used a Scotchbrite pad to take the gloss off of the clearcoat, then washed them with dish soap and warm water.

Duplicolor makes a self-etching primer that will bite into the finish and give you a good smooth base. Think I did 2 light coats.

Then I used Duplicolor wheel paint in a matte black. They only have a few color choices. I'm sure there are other paints designed for wheels that are salt and grease and brake dust resistant.

I ran these for 5 years on a daily driver so they saw plenty of salt, road grime and also wheeled with them. I never had any chipping or other damage.
 

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