Painting stock rims

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by dark star, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. dark star

    dark star New Member

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


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  2. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member 100 Posts

    I'm going to play with it some this summer... Hoping to try some black chrome under the hood.... :)))
  3. j cat

    j cat Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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: Feb 6, 2013
  4. stchman

    stchman New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

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

    dadngt New Member 100 Posts

    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 :)
  6. newcheylover

    newcheylover New Member

    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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