anyone ever paint chromed wheels?

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by dvrjason, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. dvrjason

    dvrjason New Member

    so i was looking at my chrome wheels and thought they would look cool if the spokes were black but the rim/lip stayed chrome, or vice versa. can you paint chrome? will it stay on there? how would you prep them? again, i only want part of the wheel black and part to stay chrome...any suggestions?
  2. jerrynino

    jerrynino Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    try duplicolor metal cast... ive heard some good stuff about it.
    its kinda like the vht niteshades... the paint is transparent so you still have the chrome look with a color over it... the smoke color looks sweet imo
  3. dynodon

    dynodon New Member

    you could paint them if you blast the chrome first....prep is everything.
  4. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    its all in the prep. ive never really had to prep chrome tho
  5. walleye101

    walleye101 Member

    i have never had luck painting over chrome... i have sanded, scuffed and tryed other prepping and no luck. pretty much need to sandblast the chrome off where you don't want it and paint there. in my opinion..
  6. bb55hrt

    bb55hrt Rockstar

    The chrome has to be stripped. you need a rough surface for the paint to stick to. If they have a clear coat onthem, like some aluminum rims do you might get away with a quick scuff job. I'm not sure though

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