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Old 02-08-2011, 09:31 PM   #41
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I just scuff up my wheels w/ gray scotch brite, & gave them to the painter my buddy, he painted them down to the lip, & they look great. I wanted to paint them black chrome, in tell I found out how much that paint cost, wow! Then I made sure to put some tire lube on the new tires, so not to mess them up.
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So basically paint the backside of the rim down until it meets the tire-mating surface? I don't suppose the exact location matters, I just didn't want to over-do it.
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great write up, thanks
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so i dont need to scuff up the backside of the wheels? im getting some EAP's and powdercoating them black and i was told to scuff up the surface is that all i need to do?
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so i dont need to scuff up the backside of the wheels? im getting some EAP's and powdercoating them black and i was told to scuff up the surface is that all i need to do?
if you are powdercoating them, you might as well sandblast them and chemical dip them so its a uniform, clean finish. any wheel reman company will be able to do the whole job start to finish for around 70-80 a wheel.


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why is it needed to clean after each coat? that wont damage the previous coat?
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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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Great write up, im gonna start in the morning. Im going to paint my stock ZX3 rims Black also.

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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?


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^^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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