Painting alumn. Wheels

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by attaboy, May 28, 2011.

  1. attaboy

    attaboy Member

    I've got a 99 Silverado Z71 with the 16" aluminum wheels that came with the truck. Some of the clear coat is coming off and I want to make it look better so I've decided to paint most of each wheel to match the color of the truck (gold). I'm not sure how to do this so it will last. Any suggestions?
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I think Duplacolor has diy paint for wheels.
  3. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Are you planning on taking all the clearcoat off, right down to the bare aluminum?
  4. racekid91

    racekid91 Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts


    Painted my American Racings Flat Black with Duplicolors paint.

    CHEVYVANMAN Rockstar 100 Posts

    nice idea but what happens when ya clean them? i have a better answer for ya that holds up well, use krylon hammer finish, it looks like tool box coating, thye have black silver bronze, i use the silver and black alot, its good stuff and cleans up well,
  6. clgoch187

    clgoch187 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    the 1st question you need to anwser is " how much $ am i willing to invest on this?" and that will layout your possible options and effect the longevity of the finish.
    you could get them powdercoated, have a shop paint them, or diy......but i would advise against strippping them down to bare aluminum or you'll need to etch prime them, then primer, paint, clear....and as far as spay bombs go, you get what you pay for (a $5 job might look good, but for how long)
  7. racekid91

    racekid91 Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    My $20 dollar job has held up pretty decent. And I wheel my truck, so I've had rocks, mud, gravel and other crap hit them. I'll probably respray mine again, but they are doing good so far.

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