Rim Paint

DDonnie

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Canary2323

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You mean like spray paint? Painted my ss rims, looks good and seems to be holding up. Except when flipped winter tires off and place scratched the shit out of rims..
 

DDonnie

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Canary2323 said:
You mean like spray paint? Painted my ss rims, looks good and seems to be holding up. Except when flipped winter tires off and place scratched the shit out of rims..

Yes! What kind of paint did you use?
 

Canary2323

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I sanded down, primed and used high gloss wheel paint from auto zone and couple coats of clear. You also might want to try plasti dipping first, I tried lots of different color combos to see if it liked first.
 

fletch09

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when i painted/ touched up my winter rims, just used what ever was avilable
@ menards, (flat black) and followed up w/ clear 3-4 coats. both rattle can.
 

jrSS

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Use duplicolor wheel coating. Its rattle can paint and sprays nice....
 

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STLtrailbSS

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I think im going to paint mine then plasti dip over if I f up ......you sand yours JR?
 

jrSS

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I did sand with 3?? grit paper. Did NOT go thru clear..only scuffed it up. And the color I used is satin black.
 

Ryda55555

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I just bought the duplicolor shadow black chrome kit today, i'll try it out in a couple days :biggrin: hopefully it turns out good
 

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Boricua SS

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My brother just used duplicolor wheel paint as well for his Mazda wheels... if you ask me, you can't tell a difference as they came out flawlessly... as long as things are prepped properly and you put on even coats, etc... then you should be golden...
 

Ryda55555

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Boricua SS said:
My brother just used duplicolor wheel paint as well for his Mazda wheels... if you ask me, you can't tell a difference as they came out flawlessly... as long as things are prepped properly and you put on even coats, etc... then you should be golden...

Nice to know, thanks :smile:
 

Boricua SS

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Ryda55555 said:
Nice to know, thanks :smile:

He didn't use the shadow black that you have though.. his was like a gunmetal grey...
 

Voymom

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Ryda- Do you know if you have to already have chrome wheel's to use that kit? I have stock rims still and they look horrible lol but this is something I would definitely be interested in doing until I got the $$$ for REAL rims.
 

Ryda55555

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Boricua SS said:
He didn't use the shadow black that you have though.. his was like a gunmetal grey...

I know they have a hyper silver kit which is a really nice dark silver
 

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Ryda55555

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Voymom said:
Ryda- Do you know if you have to already have chrome wheel's to use that kit? I have stock rims still and they look horrible lol but this is something I would definitely be interested in doing until I got the $$$ for REAL rims.

For the shadow chrome kit its better if you have chrome, i dont know what it would look like with normal alloys.
But duplicolor also makes a hyper silver kit and multiple other wheel paints
You could also plastidip any color you want and in the states its like $6 a can
 

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Voymom

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Ryda55555 said:
For the shadow chrome kit its better if you have chrome, i dont know what it would look like with normal alloys.
But duplicolor also makes a hyper silver kit and multiple other wheel paints
You could also plastidip any color you want and in the states its like $6 a can

Plastidip for me is out of the question lol I go to the power wash way to often to have it last, plus the wheel's get pretty dirty during mudding season and I have to get kind of aggressive with the power washer to remove the dried mud.

I might think about getting an alloy rim from a J-yard and test the kit on it before I spray mine....I fell absolutely in love with the black chrome when I seen my buddy High Voltage's TB.
 

Ryda55555

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Voymom said:
Plastidip for me is out of the question lol I go to the power wash way to often to have it last, plus the wheel's get pretty dirty during mudding season and I have to get kind of aggressive with the power washer to remove the dried mud.

I might think about getting an alloy rim from a J-yard and test the kit on it before I spray mine....I fell absolutely in love with the black chrome when I seen my buddy High Voltage's TB.

You could always get a pair of chrome steelies and black chrome it :wink:
 

DDonnie

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So if i can get someone to buy my xbox, i'm going to be doing this this weekend. I will also be permanently painting my vent shrouds and dash black, and the vent grills themselves red. While I'm at it, i plan to paint my front crossbar black, and my bowties red. Anybody have any other ideas while i'm huffing paint? Keep in mind, the red i will get will be more of a candy apple red.
 

Ryda55555

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DDonnie said:
So if i can get someone to buy my xbox, i'm going to be doing this this weekend. I will also be permanently painting my vent shrouds and dash black, and the vent grills themselves red. While I'm at it, i plan to paint my front crossbar black, and my bowties red. Anybody have any other ideas while i'm huffing paint? Keep in mind, the red i will get will be more of a candy apple red.

Mirror covers and calipers and im pretty sure you'll be good to go lol paint fumes really got to me in the last two days haha if you have a mask i'd highly recommend it :thumbsup:
 

DDonnie

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Ryda55555 said:
Mirror covers and calipers and im pretty sure you'll be good to go lol paint fumes really got to me in the last two days haha if you have a mask i'd highly recommend it :thumbsup:

I was considering the calipers, but hate taking them off, and i have a black TB, so i may just keep the mirror covers the way they are, but i may do gloss black. :undecided:

Also, thanks for the suggestions! :thumbsup:
 

Ryda55555

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DDonnie said:
I was considering the calipers, but hate taking them off, and i have a black TB, so i may just keep the mirror covers the way they are, but i may do gloss black. :undecided:

Also, thanks for the suggestions! :thumbsup:

For the calipers i just left them on and taped the rotors up with newspaper and green painters tape, left a little red line on the rotor but hey it works lol
 

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DDonnie

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Ryda55555 said:
For the calipers i just left them on and taped the rotors up with newspaper and green painters tape, left a little red line on the rotor but hey it works lol

Done.
 

DDonnie

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Ok, this is what i think I'm going to go with. Think candy apple red. What do you guys think?
 

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Ryda55555

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Could look very nice but its your truck so dont let anyone tell you what to do. If you like it do it! :thumbsup:
 

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