Focus Fanatics

Focus Fanatics (
-   Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack (
-   -   Painting Wheels (

foxmustangman 03-30-2014 10:04 PM

Painting Wheels
I need to repaint my wheels, going a little darker in color. What I'm wanting to know is do they need any special type of paint, I know the wheels can get warm because they're right on the hot brake rotors, but I'm assuming you wouldn't need any special heat-treated paint, am I right? [8]

Just wanting to make sure and see what you guys have done, because someone told me you need a paint that can withstand the heat, but I've never heard that before.

sailor 03-30-2014 10:07 PM

Only Calipers need special paint, not wheels.

goingtoscotland 03-30-2014 10:12 PM

Though purpose wheel paint is a bit tougher than regular paint.

If you want the utmost in durability, have them powdercoated

Deftmetal 03-30-2014 10:27 PM

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.

zetecDon 03-30-2014 10:56 PM

Moved to "Wheels & Tires".

foxmustangman 03-30-2014 11:16 PM

Thanks for moving it Don.


Originally Posted by sailor (Post 5761394)
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.

goingtoscotland 03-30-2014 11:21 PM

If plastidip isn't affected by the heat, real paint won't be.

foxmustangman 03-30-2014 11:56 PM


Originally Posted by goingtoscotland (Post 5761930)
If plastidip isn't affected by the heat, real paint won't be.

Touché my friend, touché.

sailor 03-31-2014 12:18 AM

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.

CunFFS13 03-31-2014 08:37 PM

Do it pro or it will look cheap

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.