|09-10-2016 03:39 AM|
[QUOTE=jumpboy;2268608]Shamrock is the man. I wasn't exactly sure how to paint my rims before since other how to's were lacking, but I just got done and my wheels are amazing. I did do some things different as I left my tires on.
Since my tires are balanced and all that with the glued on weights, I had to take those off but still have to put em back on. Took them off similar to removing emblems but before I marked where to put them back at (plan on using double sided tape).
DF in this case stands for Drivers Front...I have directional tires on so this made it easy for me. And the line on the tape is for matching up where they go (the weights)
To keep overspray from hitting the tire, I used index cards. I used ~150 3"x5" vertically and about 100 horizontally.
What did you do to re-apply the wheel weights? I'm thinking about using some 3m tape.
|07-21-2016 05:35 PM|
|aca2983||10 SES here also and subbing to this thread. Interested to see others results. Would like to do this, but at this rate possibly until next spring.|
|07-21-2016 12:30 AM|
Do you have any tips which would make the process easier? And post a picutre of how they turned out!
|12-28-2015 04:51 PM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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