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    Default tips for painting alloy wheels????

    i have 16.5 eagle allow rims that i want to paint black. im geting rid of all the chrome and everything will be black. i need some deep advise on how to properly get my alloy rims black and look good. please help me....

    Jon- Illinois
    1993 Chevy 1500 4X4 5.7 L 355 V8
    ProComp Torshion Bars
    33-12.5-16.5 BFG ALLTERAIN TIRES
    16.5-12.5 Eagle Alloys

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    You should have them powder coated.
    Bagged 06 Silverado Crew Cab.

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    I know some people that have sprayed their wheels with spray paint and it has lasted for years without chipping. IT IS ALL IN THE PREP!!! I CAN'T STRESS THAT ENOUGH!! take your time, the reward will be better. I am about to do this with my Jeep rims. use these instructions, they were taken off of a Subaru Forum.

    how's this for over the top write up
    TOOLS NEEDED:
    2 Cans of Brake cleaner (1 can for 2 wheels)
    Scuff Pad
    600 Grit Wet Sand Paper
    1000 Grit Wet Sand Paper
    4 Cans of Duplicolor Wheel Coating (whatever color you want)
    2 Cans of Duplicor Wheel Coating Clear

    1. Clean wheels off well with Brake cleaner
    2. Scuff up the whole wheel in and out
    3. Use 600 Grit wet sand in and out
    4. Use 1000 Grit wet sand in and out
    (When sanding make sure you get EVERYWHERE take your time with this)
    5. clean and dry off wheels again
    6. Apply 1st coat of spray paint evenly use (thin coats)
    7. Wait 45 Mins (at least)
    8. Apply 2nd Coat
    9. Wait 45 mins
    10. Apply 3rd coat
    11. Wait 45 mins
    12. Apply 1st thin layer of clear coat
    13. Wait 20-30 mins
    14. Apply Final layer of clear coat
    15. Let sit for a while before putting wheel back on car
    PETE
    95 GMC Sierra 2500
    3" Body Lift, 33" Goodyear MTR's
    5.7L 350 TBI Edelbrock SDT Exhaust, Flowtech Headers, K&N Intake
    Sold :(
    1999 Jeep Cherokee, 3" Rustys lift, 33" BFG MT's, locked, armored: Rolled :(
    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. K&N Intake, Custom Kolak Exhaust


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    wow. that sounds great. im gonna follow each step the best i can. i will post pictures as soon as its done. what type of paint are you talking about?

    Jon- Illinois
    1993 Chevy 1500 4X4 5.7 L 355 V8
    ProComp Torshion Bars
    33-12.5-16.5 BFG ALLTERAIN TIRES
    16.5-12.5 Eagle Alloys

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    Your paint is only as good as whats under it. Prep is the key word.
    95 tahoe 2dr 4x4 200,000+ miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by k/4x4/93 View Post
    wow. that sounds great. im gonna follow each step the best i can. i will post pictures as soon as its done. what type of paint are you talking about?
    Its Duplicolor Wheel Coating spraypaint
    PETE
    95 GMC Sierra 2500
    3" Body Lift, 33" Goodyear MTR's
    5.7L 350 TBI Edelbrock SDT Exhaust, Flowtech Headers, K&N Intake
    Sold :(
    1999 Jeep Cherokee, 3" Rustys lift, 33" BFG MT's, locked, armored: Rolled :(
    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. K&N Intake, Custom Kolak Exhaust


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    Is that the best kind of wheel paint to use?

    Jon- Illinois
    1993 Chevy 1500 4X4 5.7 L 355 V8
    ProComp Torshion Bars
    33-12.5-16.5 BFG ALLTERAIN TIRES
    16.5-12.5 Eagle Alloys

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    Do i need to use primer?

    Jon- Illinois
    1993 Chevy 1500 4X4 5.7 L 355 V8
    ProComp Torshion Bars
    33-12.5-16.5 BFG ALLTERAIN TIRES
    16.5-12.5 Eagle Alloys

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    have not heard that primer is need, just paint and clear. And I have heard that paint works really well.
    PETE
    95 GMC Sierra 2500
    3" Body Lift, 33" Goodyear MTR's
    5.7L 350 TBI Edelbrock SDT Exhaust, Flowtech Headers, K&N Intake
    Sold :(
    1999 Jeep Cherokee, 3" Rustys lift, 33" BFG MT's, locked, armored: Rolled :(
    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. K&N Intake, Custom Kolak Exhaust


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    Ok thank you very much. once it gets a little warmer i will start this project

    Jon- Illinois
    1993 Chevy 1500 4X4 5.7 L 355 V8
    ProComp Torshion Bars
    33-12.5-16.5 BFG ALLTERAIN TIRES
    16.5-12.5 Eagle Alloys

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