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 Post subject: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:34 pm 
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I bought a set of pretty decent 16" alloy rims for winter rims for the HHR. I want to paint them black like the summer rims before I mount the snowys on them.

Is it worth getting them done professionally or can a guy get decent results painting them himself?

Anyone got a place they'd recommend to take them for painting?

For painting them DIY, is there any particular brands of primer and/or paint that is recommended?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:29 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Some body shop supply places now sell a 2 part catalyzed urethane in a spray bomb...not cheap, but if you don't have a gun it's the way to go. There is a primer as well. Depends on how bad they are - pics help. I really can't suggest any air cured paint *tremclad* for this use.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:44 am 
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I plasti-dipped my rims....

ps: not recommended.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Here is a picture of the rims. They're in very good shape.

Any recommendations for what I should do? I'm all for doing it DIY if I can get a good result and the paint will stay on well. I don't mind paying to have them done professionally if the cost isn't too high. Any idea what the shops typically charge for painting a set of rims?


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:10 pm 
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Adhesion is an issue. Scotchbriting them fully before spraying would help.

I've seen some pretty decent results from aerosol, mainly this one via Gregg's https://www.google.ca/search?q=Rust-Ole ... 80&bih=900

Ooof, that was a link. If I could remember how to shorten it.. bah,

One problem is if the previous owner used tire shine, you'll have silicone enough to fish eye badly.

Black out wheels is not a fad I support.
Sometimes charcoal works- there's an Acura large SUV that has very shiny charcoal 19's in a simple, attractive design, my hands down favorite of the last few years. 19" and 5 on 120, neither of which fits any plans I will ever have, though I have considered asking the local refinishers to apply that finish to at least one other design.

When we send wheels out to have damage fixed on test drive cars it costs approx $165 ea for paint PLUS whatever welding or fill work they had to do, so I think home is about your only choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:46 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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I've had good luck with the wheel paint Crappy Tire sells. It's not on the Craig level of professional, but the stuff held up for years & years on my wheels and looked good the entire time I had them. The last set I painted were for my 780, I've done a couple sets of Virgos with it too.

I'm with Ian though - black wheels make me gag, especially on black cars. It's your ride though, Roj.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:37 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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You're goals seem a little muddled. You can't have your cake and eat it too. You either want to rattle can them (cheap, will hold up for a while if your prep is good) cost <$50 (assuming 4 cans of paint and some supplies) or you get them done using materials and processes that will last considerably longer in snow and ice conditions. You could paint them yourself with automotive paint and primer (<$200) or take them to a powder coating place and have them done for just a little more than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:13 pm 
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I've had good results with a "trim paint" that I bought from CT or WM, not sure, but it's designed to paint over chrome after a light sanding and sticks like glue. It's satin finish and goes on quite thick with no runs. I don't remember the brand, just called Trim Paint, looks nice and not too shiny. It's not Tremclad, I know that, it's designated as automotive paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Painting
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:22 pm 
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Plasti Dip, Amazing stuff extremely durable, easy to apply and removeable if you don't like the colour. My XC70 came with badly corroded rims, I sanded them with 80 grit and red scotch brite then applied 5 coats of silver Plasti Dip and then a Plasti Dip metalizer coating. Rims look brand new.
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