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Painted the OEM Wheels black today..

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AH64ID    625
AH64ID

All I can say is that I wish I had done this sooner!

I used Rustoleum 2000* high temp flat black rattle can paint..

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Just cell phone pics for now, i'll get some more up later.

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Mopar1973Man    3,658
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Something I might consider doing myself... But I wondering how long the color hold up to offroad debris and mud??? I'd sure hate to have to paint my rims every weekend...:shrug:

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AH64ID    625
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Something I might consider doing myself... But I wondering how long the color hold up to offroad debris and mud??? I'd sure hate to have to paint my rims every weekend...:shrug:

The friend I got the idea from has used this style paint on rims for years, its incredibly tough! I spend a lot of time I the woods, so I'll report back, but I am expecting it won't take much upkeep.

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Mopar1973Man    3,658
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Reason why is my stock rims are getting rather corred around the edges from wheel weights being put on and taken off. It has got a couple of small corroded spots on the rims... Sure I know "Diesel" doesn't help it either but hiking his leg and watering my tires in the morning... :nono::lol:

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ISX    58
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Those things would be great mudding around! I would rather have steel wheels anyways. Aluminum upkeep is just insane. I spent 2 hours just going from the first pic to the second, yes that was just ONE damn wheel :ahhh:http://www.mopar1973man.com//isx97/Truck%20Stuff/Ryan's%20Dodge/Exterior/IMG_0913.JPG http://www.mopar1973man.com//isx97/Truck%20Stuff/Ryan's%20Dodge/Exterior/IMG_0912.JPG

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AH64ID    625
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I once had a set of aftermarket wheels with real tight holes, and fancy patterns.. they were always dirty, because I never had the 3 hours each to clean them... I try to stick to OEM wheels for ease of cleaning now!

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AH64ID    625
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Hmmm... I got a set of white spoke rims I might have to clean up and shoot black and them mount my Coopers on...:smart:

Do it!

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AH64ID    625
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Little better pic.. I'll get some camping ones soon.

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Was touching up the wheels and painted the tailpipe, looks sharp!

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dorkweed    305
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What kind of "prep" work did you do to the rims before painting?????

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AH64ID    625
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Wash and dry. I hit the lugs with some air to blow the water out. It was 95* out and they were dry pretty quick.

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dorkweed    305
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Wash and dry. I hit the lugs with some air to blow the water out. It was 95* out and they were dry pretty quick.

So you didn't scuff or rough up the fake chrome clad surface any????? If not, why not???:shrug:

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AH64ID    625
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So you didn't scuff or rough up the fake chrome clad surface any????? If not, why not???:shrug:

Mine are the alum, so no fake chrome surface. I didn't, the guys I know that have done it to their wheels haven't done it either with good results. I figure if it doesn't work out I'll take a 3M pad to em and repaint.

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JOHNFAK    85
JOHNFAK

All I can say is that I wish I had done this sooner! I used Rustoleum 2000* high temp flat black rattle can paint..

Man that is SCHWEEEET :) Keep us posted on this one - I would love to know how long that paint lasts - and then she's going on my truck. :hyper: I was just looking at $500 rims last night on ebay - didn't look any better

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thedsmguy    0
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I've done this to my dually wheels. Looks great! I used a wheel specific paint but I've had to redo one simply because I didn't realize that there was a part of the wheel not dry when I first painted and it flaked off, this was all my fault and so far so good, you can (and I have in the past) get a gloss black and clearcoat if a few times and that holds up even better.

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Rogan    30
Rogan

those look good.I've rattle-canned several sets of wheels in the past, with decent results.I've got a set of 9.75 x 16.5" steel chromies that might get the rattle-touch. If I don't sell 'em first. ;)

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AH64ID    625
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Thanks!The more I look at them, the more I like them..I am sure the steel chromies would look killer.. Heck even if you sell em I am sure they would pull more than the $7 the paint costs...

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pboneox1    0
pboneox1

I like the look, I may have to do mine this weekend as well!

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flagmanruss    80
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Interesting... I've been thinking of doing something sonce my OEM wheels are peeling & pitted where the center caps must rub... & now creeping out. Nothing to lose at this point!

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Rogan    30
Rogan

same thing with mine, Russ. My '01's wheels are looking foul.

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