tips for painting alloy wheels????

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by k/4x4/93, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. k/4x4/93

    k/4x4/93 Member

    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....
  2. ZSI52

    ZSI52 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    You should have them powder coated.
  3. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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
    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
  4. k/4x4/93

    k/4x4/93 Member

    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?
  5. bigdaddy77084

    bigdaddy77084 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Your paint is only as good as whats under it. Prep is the key word.
  6. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Its Duplicolor Wheel Coating spraypaint
  7. k/4x4/93

    k/4x4/93 Member

    Is that the best kind of wheel paint to use?
  8. k/4x4/93

    k/4x4/93 Member

    Do i need to use primer?
  9. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    have not heard that primer is need, just paint and clear. And I have heard that paint works really well.
  10. k/4x4/93

    k/4x4/93 Member

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

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