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Painting the stock rims

Old 08-26-2009, 11:52 PM
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So its commonplace for people here to paint stuff black... I was thinking with my red blazer that I could paint my rims black and then the teardrops red to match the vehicle or doing the inverse of that... any input would be great... I am currently sizing this and a few other projects up to set up a budget and begin to purchase supplies....
Old 08-29-2009, 01:04 AM
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I painted my swirls black. Its fairly simple, but you have to be methodical about it when you are using rattle cans.
-Clean the rims with rim/tire cleaner (Simple Green works wonders) then dry them.
-Sand the area to be painted with medium then fine grit. You don't have to go all the way down to the metal.
-Mask it off good, paint them carefully with primer. Let dry, then you can wet sand the primer.
-When spraying the color coat, first a light coat, then a fully covering allowing no more than a couple minutes between. Spray paint dries fast.
-I clear-coated mine with "high performance wheel coating" that you can buy at most autoparts stores, so you want a base coat that will accept a clear coat. (Fusion, regular krylon, or colormatch spray paint is not a good idea)
-Unmask before its fully dry, then let dry overnight in climate-controlled area just to be safe.
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I wanna do this also. I'll let you know when I find a way.
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