how to paint rims.....

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how to paint rims.....

Post by 1fast2liter » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:10 am

well this is pretty straight forward...


start out by washing the rim in some mild soapy water say dawn or what not.


then wet sand with same soapy water using 600 grit paper.... do the whole rim bach and front. if their is a polished lip and you want to keep it that way do notsand on it....


after you have wet sanded wash it again and wipe down with some type of mineral spirits, i use rubbing alchol but aceton works too.



wipe wheel down with a clean dry towel.


tape where ever you don't want tape.



and then spray your paint... any color will work i have used cheapy walmart 99 cents a can paint. my rims on my audi i painted with walmart black paint and have not pealed or any thing in the past 2 yrs.



if you want custom colors go to your local shop and request a custom color in a spray can youll need at least 2 if not 3 cans.... after it drys i sugest getting engine clear and use that as clear... do not use regular paint clear it dose not get hard enough. use say 2-3 coat of paint and 2-4 of clear... 25mins of flash time between each coat of paint. then let it dry 4hrs then clear.



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Post by RedRocket » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:11 pm

Going to try this out this weekend, thanks for the write up

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Post by afireinside4848 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:33 pm

Careful if your taping off the tire,tape doesnt sitck very well to it and its easy to get overspray on.
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Post by APN » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:35 pm

Typos :)


tape where ever you don't want tape.


Got pix of your rims? Before and after possibly?
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Post by RedRocket » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:01 pm

im plannin to do it white ilike your rims, in the process fo doing one just to see if i wanna keep it or not
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Post by RedRocket » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:25 am

did my rims white they came out good

will get pics of it later on, since it was my first time doing it i ran into problesm, number one always prep good lol n i got over spray on my tires which will coe off but i was too lazy to put tape
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Post by NeonTuning » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:49 am

I have really shitty rims, so I think I am going to try this, the only thing is I didn't understand a few words in english but I'll ask a friend or something :)
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Post by RedRocket » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:49 pm

if you look at my garage neon thingy, u seem the pics of the caqr with the white rims, they came out dope, only did three of the four tho lol

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Post by APN » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:37 pm

Yea, I need to repaint mine. They are so beat up.

I think I'm going to take a dremel and clean up the lip, cause it's beat to hell with curb rash, then take it to Tires Plus to get them balanced.
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Post by El_Diablo » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:01 pm

flat black is where its at.... high temp engine paint works great ;)

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Post by RedRocket » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:56 pm

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Post by uta_flyinghigh » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:31 am

I used industrial solvent and a scraperto get rid of the original paint when I did my paintjob.

Can I use the same method on rims or os that a no-no ?

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Post by El_Diablo » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:33 pm

i wouldn't do that at all unless the finish is messed up... just scuff them up and spray them, a red scuff pad or 120 grit sand paper should be plenty to get a strong bond

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Post by uta_flyinghigh » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:25 am

OK, thx. Rims are almost new so I guess I guess I have to resume wetsanding (rhaaaaaaaaaa).

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Post by 1fast2liter » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:05 am

by the way if you take and coat the rubber in shampoo let it dry and do that 3 times or so any over spray you mite get on the rubber will wash off with water.
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96 white 4 door sold
95 blue sport parted out
97 straberrie red coupe sold
95 black base parted out

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90 audi 80. 400 miles to the tank
2002 custom sportster 90 whp and quick too

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