- Dec 5, 2011
Title Says it all. Should I or Should I not Paint Rims Before New Tires or After.
Cable810 said:Just a Rattle Can job. I was thinking on doing it after new rubber is mounted due to the paint chipping... Now I deffinitly will.
Suggestions on what kind of Rattle can Paint? Going black. Paint and Primer then clear or just paint then clear?
I think the kit is for Chrome wheels not aluminium... or our our stock rims alloy? Dupli Color Shadow. Thats what your talking about?HARDTRAILZ said:Ahh...going for the spare tire look. If thats what you want, then definitely do it after. As said, have them only use the stick-on inside weight and none on the wheel face.
FYI- there is a kit for about 15 bucks that is supposed to tint your wheels for a black chrome kinda look. Comes with a clear coat. Might be something different.
strat81 said:Scuff, degrease, degrease, degrease, prime, paint.
Be careful - some degreasers might hurt the rubber. The best paint in the world won't last if you have terrible prep. The self-etching primer is a good idea. If you can get the wheels blasted prior to painting, you'll get better adhesion. Sand blast, don't bead blast. The bead blasted surface is smoother, which is less desirable for a painted finish.
Cable810 said:I think the kit is for Chrome wheels not aluminium... or our our stock rims alloy? Dupli Color Shadow. Thats what your talking about?
Wire brush the wheels, Goof Off the wheels a few times wash them a few times then Goof Off then wash again..... I don't, well I do have acess to a sand blaster just don't know how to use it and if it even works. Plus with the tires being on the rims I don't wanna damage the tires.