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    Default Painting Rims Black

    So I've been wanting black rims on my truck for a while but I just don't have the money to buy them. Would it be possible to paint them black? I have 16" weld racing rims, and I'm not sure if painting them would just ruin them. If so would the paint last, because I've used spray paint for many things before and it doesn't always work, I have a feeling it would not stick and just start to crack, eventually peeling off.
    1999 Silverado 4.8L V8 2WD
    6" suspension lift by Fabtech
    3" body lift
    Toyo Mud Terrain 35" tires, 16" Weld Racing Rims
    Magnaflow cat-back exhaust
    K&N cold air intake
    Hypertech Performance Programmer
    Viper Security w/remote start
    Kenwood Speakers, 2 12" Kicker Comps
    Valor 7" flip out head unit

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    If anything, get them powder coated !!!!

    1996 Suburban K3500 SLT DUALLY
    1988 Camaro RS 383 stroker LT1
    1992 32' Aero-tek Race Boat, 600 CI BBC

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    X2 with Scott on the powder coating if you can afford it, but before you go through with it, visualize what your truck will look like with black tires & wheels inside a big black fenderwell. It's a lot of black in one big lump, & there won't be any definition anymore, unless the tire & wheels are in the direct sun.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    You may ask this guy how his are holding up. Gotta love that brown truck!

    2008 Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Crew Cab
    Desert Brown Metallic

    Century top, Yakima roof rack, 2.5" front lift, Readylift 3" rear blocks, Line-x bedliner, step bars, AVS vent visors, Weathertech floor liners, door sill guards, power tailgate lock, tailgate damper, KC light bar w/ PIAA 525s, rear mini-light bar, rear LED reverse/utility lights, dual batteries (Cole Hersee isolator), DIC upgrade, 20" GM wheels, Cooper Discoverer A/T3s, 26 gal. onboard air (twin Viair 480Cs), Nathan Airchime K3HA / Old cast 2nd Gen. P3 Horns, Graham White valve, bell

    Past Chevys: 1985 S-10, 1963 BelAir sedan

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    If you are on a tight rim budget, which it sounds like you may be, X2 on the thread that troutbug mentions.

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    Alright, well thank you for your input guys. I think it will be best to just leave them alone for a while.


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    i spray canned a buddy of my rims about a year and a half ago and i went in checked them out today and there is no visible cracks at all they have held up well, just make sure u scuff, degrease and get everything of them. it cost hime all of 10 bucs and took use 3 days just cause we wanted to make sure the paint was well dryed. he goes wheelin or just out n the woods to hunt with me almost every weekend so i no they r gettin beat up and still holdin up
    2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
    2.5 ccm level,2.5 inch rear blocks 305/60/18 coopers stt,Debadged,10 series flow w/dual exit in front or right rear tire, KN CAI, diablo InTune, 18% tint all the way around ,spec-d euro headlights with black housings,winjet smoke LED tail lights,putco LED third brake light smoked, fab fours front bumper with 10k warn winch, RK sports ram air hood
    1965 c10 swb, zz4 350 with the hot cam and fast burn heads and a 780 Holley on top, richmond super street 5 speed,restorod

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    Save up the money to buy some nice aftermarket rims.You can get 4 for about 500,which in my opinion is pretty cheap.
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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    Or, if you're on a tight budget you can get a set of Cragar Soft 8's for about $60-$80 each depending on size. I got my set of 4 16's off Summit for about $250 shipped to my door.
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    04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light

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    Jr. Engineer jwco5.3's Avatar
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    I have painted alot of wheels various colors. Dont be afraid to. Just clean them well, tape of the tire, and use the wheel paint you can get at any local autozone, advance auto. throw the wheel clear coat on, and be happy for years.

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