05/14/2010 4:35 PM
I havent painted any Jeep rims yet
but I have done it in the past to
many sets. Im a big fan of the
duplicolor paint that you can buy
at any autozone/pepboys or
whatever. The painting is simple
but will look like crap if you
dont spend the time and effort in
the prep work. I usually sand the
fell out of the rims, clean with
acetone, toss on a few layers of
self etching primer, then the
color. Remember to spray very
lightly. Dont try covering it all
at once....do very light coats and
alot of them. If you try to cover
it all at once it will drip and
look like crap. I usually wait
about 10 minutes between coats and
do around 4-5 primer and about
double that of color. Depending on
what part of CT you are from I may
be able to give you a hand if you
want as well.
Sorry but these are the only pics
I could dig up for examples of end
products Ive done.
I bought these all scuffed up and
originally white in color.
And these were the stockers that I
wanted to make gun metal.
(polished lips take a bit longer
but turn out pretty nice as long
as you tape them up real good.
Like I said....if yu have any
questions feel free to ask.
Oh and make sure you have good
ventilation when doing it or you
will fry a ton of brain
cells....did a set one winter in
my basement and its hard to tell
how its coming out when you are
seeing a ton of funky colors due