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has anyone try and paint these before?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by toroplowman, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. toroplowman

    toroplowman Member
    Messages: 51

    anyone try to paint these rims. id love to paint them black and put them on my truck. if so id like to see some photos.

    thanks

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  2. snow man 0311

    snow man 0311 Member
    Messages: 66

    I got the same rims and thought the same thing .I would say sandblast them or sand them by hand with 180 or 220 grit and scotch brite all in yhe edges..
     
  3. toroplowman

    toroplowman Member
    Messages: 51

    yeah but its an idea for right now.
     
  4. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Dont do it.
     
  5. toroplowman

    toroplowman Member
    Messages: 51

    why shouldnt i do this to these rims?
     
  6. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    if they are aluminum, sand them and have someone powder coat them.
     
  7. toroplowman

    toroplowman Member
    Messages: 51

    thats what im sayin
     
  8. tyler.premier

    tyler.premier Member
    Messages: 32

    or keep them with a nice set of winter tires on them. Then go get wheels and tires for summer and have the best of both worlds
     
  9. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    if you wanted, get some plasti-dip spray coating. I know some people that have used these for rims on they're cars and it works great and looks great. The great thing is if you dont like it, it just peels right off. Google plasti-dip
     
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Have them powder coated if you want them to be black
     
  11. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

  12. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    VERY Interesting!!!! Hhmmmmmmm??????
    I'd like to know how well it holds up to the elements....
     
  13. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

  14. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    It really is good stuff, I have seen wheels in person done with it and they looked good. If you powder coat em, well no going back. If you do this, dont like just take it off
     
  15. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    A bunch of guys on another forum use this stuff all over there trucks - grills, bumpers, wheels, etc. You can paint on top of it as well to color match if you'd like. Some guys have a lot of miles/years on theirs and it holds up great.

    personally I think black wheels are starting to get dated
     
  17. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I've been watching videos and visiting various forums reading about this stuff.. Overall, it seams legit. I guess the major issue would be washing them with an aggresive wheel cleaner.

    My local Home Depot doesnt have it in spray cans - I'm gonna check out Lowes. For a few bucks, I'll try it out.
     
  18. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    I agree... Just personal opinion

    Unless they're starting to flake and pit like GM rims do..
     
  19. toroplowman

    toroplowman Member
    Messages: 51

    i might try that stuff.
     
  20. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I just bought a can at Lowes. Of course, its supposed to rain for the next week or so... as soon as its dry enough out, I'll try it.