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    Default Painting stock rims

    Has anybody tried painting stock Silverado rims with a chrome paint ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark star View Post
    Has anybody tried painting stock Silverado rims with a chrome paint ?

    I'm going to play with it some this summer... Hoping to try some black chrome under the hood.... ))
    2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HDLT 6.0L w/ Towing Package, Dick Cepek GM8 Rims, Dick Cepek FC II 33X11.50R17,RKSport Ram-Air Hood(Functional), Lazer Lite Aluminum Tonneau Cover, Road Armor Stealth Bumper, PIAA Lighting, Diablo Trinity Tuner, Diablew Custom Tune, BullyDog Cold Air Intake, American Racing Headers w/highflow cats, Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust, Custom Striping, Black Bowties front and rear, Fuel Grille Inserts, Recon Headlights, Readylift Shocks, Readylift Upper Contol Arms, 2" Blocks in the Rear..

    Future Plans: HD Tie Rods, Under hood upgrades, Crower Camshaft and possibly electric fans.

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    everett, massachusetts


    many years ago I painted some olds steel wheels removed the bright metal sand blasted and then primed and painted with a clear coat. I was quite surprised how well they looked and these wheels held up for a good many years. some of the rims were rusted bad before but it worked out. tires removed and the paint was allowed to harden for a week before tires mounted and balenced.
    Last edited by j cat; 02-06-2013 at 08:47 PM.

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    Supposedly if you powder coat the rims, they will last a lot longer.

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    Poteau, Oklahoma


    I haven't used the black chrome paint yet but have been interested in it. Although I did paint my factory 07+ z71 style wheels black. I didn't go through the sanding process because of all of the detail and I'm a bit lazy. But I did wash degrease and use an adhesion promoter before painting and after a year I only have 1 small chip. And best think about doing it yourself is all I have to do is repair it lol. Anyways of someone uses that duplicolor black chrome paint I would like to know how it turns out

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    does anyone know of any good ways to prep and paint original oem wheels? the old paint is flaking off and the metal is oxidizing. i dont like the idea of buying some new wheels and like the look of the original ones anyways.
    thanks in advance

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