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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Painting steel wheels

I just picked up a set up of white wolf wheels that could definitely use a respray. I figured this would be a cool weekend project except for one thing, I've never painted anything car related before. You guys got any tips? (Basically a how to guide would be awesome)

I was looking at rattle can spraying them. Firstly sanding each wheel down, dusting off, applying primer(thoughts on a good primer?), then rattle canning the base coat.

A couple questions, how many rattle cans would I need for 5 wheels? If I am looking to color match the body, should I apply a clear coat? I know land rover didn't apply clear coats to the defender. Tell me where I am going all wrong here.

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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:54 PM
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I forgot to respond to you in that other thread. I painted a wheel once. It is such a pain in the ass and rinks paint. Make sure you have a mask. On second thought save your time and go to Vern's plating. They do awesome work. have them powder coated by them.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Powder coat gets my vote too.

But if you want to paint, then the main thing to do is to get a good key for painting, you really need the wheel shotblasted back to bare metal (which is slightly roughened by the shotblast), it gives the paint something good to stick to... just "wire brushed" becomes too smooth.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 03:01 PM
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it's 75 bucks a wheel around here to blast and powdercoat (color matched to your specs...)
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Old April 28th, 2011, 03:14 PM
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75 is decent
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Old April 28th, 2011, 03:19 PM
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I sandblasted, primed with an etching primer and then painted with several coats. My spray outfit is really amateur, but recommend doing that instead of rattle can. Turned out pretty nice.

Otherwise you’re talking 3-4 cans of primer and same of color.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 03:52 PM
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I forgot to respond to you in that other thread. I painted a wheel once. It is such a pain in the ass and rinks paint. Make sure you have a mask. On second thought save your time and go to Vern's plating. They do awesome work. have them powder coated by them.

Just called Vern's and talked to Bob over there. Awesome guy. All this response for powdercoating makes me thing I probably won't get that wheel painting experience just yet. I did like the idea of trying to color match the wheels conn. green which I know is impossible with powdercoat.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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You can try Olympic Coatings in Escondido. They charge less and can also do a color and a clear for you. Just had 10 wheels done. They also did my bumpers, front A cage around the windshield, rear step bumper the more your drop off the more the price drops.
On projext X they did the frame, tub, seat box, bulkhead, inner fenders blah blah blah. It all turned out very nice.
Spray painting is a PITA.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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What did verns quote you?
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What did verns quote you?
Pretty solid price, looks like I'll have a conn. green with black wolf's. I'll post pictures when its all said an done. Now to start looking at tires to mount on these wheels....
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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:07 PM
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I got an insane deal on km2s
265/75/16. $860 shipped to my door
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I got an insane deal on km2s
265/75/16. $860 shipped to my door
Was one a KM1?
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Was one a KM1?
No that is for four km2s and one all terrain. Shoot me a PM if you want my tire guy. i will assume you will need a set soon. By now your new tires must be dry rotted since you only drive your truck 3 inches forward and 3 inches backwards each week.
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Ah, changing it up this time, nice. I see you're still keeping the Wrangler look. Good thinking. It's actually 3 ft. each way. PM sent!
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To have the proper wrangler look I would need to have four 285s and one 265. I say if the tires are th same size it isn't a wrangler.
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To have the proper wrangler look I would need to have four 285s and one 265. I say if the tires are th same size it isn't a wrangler.
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You really want them blasted and epoxy primed. I would personally also get them done with thermal zinc spray if available in your area. Another trick is after final topcoat to run a bead of silicone between the centre weld-in and the rim to keep that area from rusting which otherwise seems to be just a matter of a year or two. The epoxy primers are tough and non-porous and make a huge difference compared to paint alone.
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I know everyone thinks powder coating is the best, but I just don't like it for anything that can get scraped (which for me is pretty much any part of my truck). I like paint, it's cheap and easy to touch up.
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I know everyone thinks powder coating is the best, but I just don't like it for anything that can get scraped (which for me is pretty much any part of my truck). I like paint, it's cheap and easy to touch up.
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