View Full Version : Painting Rims ???

04-02-2005, 09:13 PM
Well, every year i think in a way to change the look of my car. Yeah, there was in my car "2001" (too bad...), "2002" (very good),"2003" (too good) versions, etc....This year i wanted to paint the grille black and the rims. But i dont have any experience painting rims. Any paint or procedure recommended ? any color ? if you did not see my rims before, here is the pic....


04-02-2005, 09:41 PM
got a closer pic of your wheels?

04-03-2005, 12:30 AM
As for rims, You can sand em down and apply 2 coats of paint and clear. But they will chip over time.

Or you can powder coat them, It's abit more expensive, but is alot more durable.

04-03-2005, 12:38 AM
man...there was a big thread about this on the old boards...i forgot who did it and what paint they used but i wonder how they are holding up...ill see if i can find the thread.....

04-03-2005, 06:39 AM
I can't recall who makes it,but there is paint in a can specifically for wheels.Made to withstand road wear and break dust.I would suggest powdercoating.Do it right the first time.

04-03-2005, 09:13 AM
ill see if i can find the thread.....Did it go something like this?

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(4/22/04 10:35 pm)

"I tried Dupli-color wheel paint and clearcoat on my ponies "

My ponies have been off the car for a couple a months now cause I picked up a cheap set of snowflakes ($250 delivered to my door) with brand new dunlops (225 50 ZR16's).

...and so on and so on......

http://p089.ezboard.com/ffoxthunderbirdsbodyappearance.showMessage?topicID =820.topic

04-03-2005, 11:17 AM
I got my wheels painted just after the car was to match. They were sandblasted first, then painted and cleared (regular old car paint). It's been 2 years and they still look good, I just wax em whenever I wax the car.



04-03-2005, 11:28 AM
yeah, im prety sure thats the thread i was thinkin of ...thanks for posting it.:bowdown: i got sidetracked like alays and forgot to look... :sorry:

04-03-2005, 04:18 PM
Duplicolor makes the paint you guys are talking about.
Used it on my dull ponies and it has held up awsome for 3 years and counting.