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How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

So I have been getting a ton of PM's about how I went about painting my wheels and what products I used. So here is a quick write up;

Products needed;
Two cans of Krylon Rust Tough Flat Black spray paint (semi flat black is also a good option)- $5 a can.
One small package of plastic painters drop- $2.50
One or two blocks/pads of sand paper, I used one intended for finishing- $3.00
Roll of Painters tape- $3.00
Deck of cards- $1.50
One can of Dupli-color clear coat- $5
One plastic spray gun- $4

Start by lightly scuffing up the original clear coat with the sand paper. After all of them are sanded, wipe them down thoroughly with windex and let them dry. Tape off your lug nuts with painters tape, stuff the plastic in between the wheels and the brake parts, and then use the deck of cards and place them in between the wheels and the tires. You wheels should look similar to this;




Start out with really light coats, followed by some heavier coats, and let them dry for 15 or so minutes in between. Once you do your first few coats, pull the plastic out (so it does not get caught in your calipers), and drive your Jeep forward to rotate the wheels. Re apply the paint to the areas in need. Double check all angles, wait a few hours and spray them down with a clear coat. I only applied two light coats of clear.

And there ya go;


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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

What are you gonna do when you have to get a new set of tires and the wheel weights have to be moved around? Thanks gonna be quite the project to get the spots where the wheel weights are feathered in.
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

thanks for the write up!! im gonna be doing this soon hopefully...
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Excellent! I'm getting some paint tomorrow, providing it doesn't rain (the joys of living in Scotland)
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

Everyone post pics of their projects... I am always checking in and seeing how the projects turned out.

I have a black WK and would like to do the same thing when my tires get changed over in a few weeks.
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^^^yea, im probably gonna take my weights off, and paint it, cuz im probably gonna get tires next week...or when i get new tires, ill have them put the weights inside...
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

Ya about the weights, I wanted to remove them but couldnt so I just painted them. Its going to be easy to just tape off the spots where they were once I remove them so Im not worried about it.
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

dam those looks great! saving up for the gloss black reps but i might have to do this in the meantime! +rep
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

Looks good man!
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haha i took em off paul...workin on how to make it look purty...and thanks Matt...this is what gave me the balls to do it haha
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