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12-28-2015 04:51 PM
road.ripper mine are peeling badly, so I decided to strip them down to bare aluminum and start over. I am thinking a nice gun metal grey.

I am using wooden scrapers to remove the paint stripper as it seems to work better than everything else i tried to use.

here are a few pics .
12-28-2015 11:11 AM
road.ripper perfect , I found a thread on painting rims.

I am in the process of stripping mine as a winter project.
06-17-2013 11:19 PM
Red01Focus the thing with those ses wheels is that the top coat is tinted which is why the silver paints you have tried aren't matching
06-17-2013 02:56 PM
nardvark Closest off-the-shelf item is probably duplicolors graphite wheel paint. They also have a silver, perhaps you could do a silver layer with the graphite on top of it if it looks too dark on its own?

I used their bronze (with several clear coats over), have been driving on the wheels I painted for about 2 years and 35k miles now, they look almost as good as when I painted them. Very minimal chipping, most (if not all) of the chips that are on there were from small spots that I must have missed a speck of dust or a dab of finger oil during the painting process. Very impressed with the durability of this paint.
06-17-2013 02:52 PM
CriticalMass I want to do this to mine, only thing is, I want to repaint them the original silver/aluminum that was used from the factory, but I can't find the proper paint codes to use. Anyone have any idea? I've already tried a couple of different silvers on a spare rim and am not getting anywhere close to what I want.

I happen to like the stockers. Duplicating them though..... Has anyone had any luck?
05-03-2013 10:45 PM
Red01Focus bondo has a metal fill which apparently has aluminum in it,i planned on getting some and seeing how it compares to jb weld
05-01-2013 10:42 PM
MisterJohnson ^^The pic isn't showing up for me, but some people use JB Weld, and I've also heard of people melting solder wire into the chip and then filing/sanding it smooth
05-01-2013 10:33 PM
Rim Paint Chips and Advice Please

How can I get the paint chip out of this rim? What do you all recomend as far as removing the center piece to paint and make it look better?

03-08-2012 01:48 AM
BayRican Great write up, im gonna start in the morning. Im going to paint my stock ZX3 rims Black also.

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08-21-2011 09:45 PM
nardvark You just want to remove any dust from the surface (and oil or grease, but if you're careful those shouldn't be there anyways). Some dust will always settle on the surface between coats, you can wipe it off with a tack cloth to keep it from preventing the paint from adhering to the metal.
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