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Old 03-30-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Question 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?

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.


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Only Calipers need special paint, not wheels.
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Though purpose wheel paint is a bit tougher than regular paint.

If you want the utmost in durability, have them powdercoated
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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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Thanks for moving it Don.



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





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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.
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Do it pro or it will look cheap
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