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Paint Your Wheels

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I had an excellent idea, start a paint your wheel thread.
If you have painted your wheels, post them here and tell us how you did it.
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This is my first time:




I used Black Rustoleum Laquer on the first set. I cleaned and sanded, no primer.
I did tape off the tires, but still had some overspray.

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2nd shot...

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...Not sure if that's a good idea or not, but, somebody's gotta try it!
Thanks!
I did a light sand and shot them to see how it would look.


I like the look. I will redo my wheels, but sand them down first.

This one isn't as good as the first.
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I'm impressed with the quality you got from a spray can. Nice work! I think it would look really sic if you either left the center caps unpainted (a little late for that now) or hand-painted "Jeep" in silver/chrome.
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or hand-painted "Jeep" in silver/chrome.
good idea ,,, he also can put a Jeep sticker before the paint and remove it after it to show the Jeep name on chrome ..

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good look cico...were they the gun metal before you painted them?

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Yes, they were stock aluminum before I painted them.
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Yes, very good looking cico. That's really good painting.
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When you painted the wheels did you take them off the Jeep or leave them on?? probably a stupid question but I'm seriously thinking about painting my wheels as well, same black as yours. Also in the stock wheels there seems to be a fine pattern with seams in it, I was wondering if that changed with the sanding that was done?? Also what grit did you use? and did you use a clear coat?? Sorry but describing what exactly you did and how you did it would be awesome. Thanks
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Basic stock aluminum wheel when I started. I washed them down and
scrubbed them. I did not prime the wheels.

I used packaging paper and cut a hole in it and taped around the wheels.

After it was taped, I used Rustoleum bedliner. Several light coats.
Then moved on to the next wheel.

I have very little chipping and you can see from Flagpole and Jeepskool,
I have tried them out. Nice thing about the bedliner paint, it's black.

Need a little trim? Just hit it with a short spray.

Daily driving and car washes don't bother the paint. Off roading scraping
rocks, wheel, that's what the can is for!

If you get it on the tires, it comes off. Paint does not stick real well to
tires.

If you leave the wheels on, your brakes are going to grab and squeal at
first.
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