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04-01-2014 09:51 AM
foxmustangman Sweet thank you, I appreciate the info!
04-01-2014 07:19 AM
JayDeZ Since no one actually offered a real solution yet to OP's question...

I used Duplicolor wheel paint on my winter rims (2000 Taurus rims) an went with a gunmetal grey. It took 1 can of paint for 4 wheels and half a can of clear. If you take your time and follow directions it will come out really good. I did mine for the first time ever and it was enough to make the techs at the dealership think I had new rims when I brought my snow tires to be mounted.

So far the paint has held up nicely over the past 2 winters. I only have 2 scratch in the paint where I accidentally hit the rim with a snow shovel that had a metal tip.

The paint was pretty cheap at Advance Auto.
03-31-2014 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by CunFFS13 View Post
Do it pro or it will look cheap
That's just not true. Most people are capable of a professional quality paint job with some education, practice, and time
03-31-2014 08:37 PM
CunFFS13 Do it pro or it will look cheap
03-31-2014 12:18 AM
sailor Saw a Tire catch fire from a hot rim once.

'couse that was on the front of an 18 wheeler with a dragging brake - red hot brake BTW.
03-30-2014 11:56 PM
Originally Posted by goingtoscotland View Post
If plastidip isn't affected by the heat, real paint won't be.

Touché my friend, touché.
03-30-2014 11:21 PM
goingtoscotland If plastidip isn't affected by the heat, real paint won't be.
03-30-2014 11:16 PM
foxmustangman Thanks for moving it Don.

Originally Posted by sailor View Post
Only Calipers need special paint, not wheels.

That's what I thought. I've never heard of wheels getting too hot that the paint would melt, but that's what this kid said so I figured I'd double check.
03-30-2014 10:56 PM
zetecDon Moved to "Wheels & Tires".
03-30-2014 10:27 PM
Deftmetal If you don't want your wheels weakened by the powder coater having an oven temperature to hot and altering the wheel temper, paint them.
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