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JKLandon
06-08-2012, 01:53 AM
wanting to powder coat or paint my wheels black. I cant afford aftermarket ones just yet so i want a new look and i know you can do this pretty cheap if you get the right stuff. anyone of a write up or a few photos to show me/ advice i would love it! thanks!

Prime8
06-08-2012, 02:10 AM
wanting to powder coat or paint my wheels black. I cant afford aftermarket ones just yet so i want a new look and i know you can do this pretty cheap if you get the right stuff. anyone of a write up or a few photos to show me/ advice i would love it! thanks!

Well, you aren't going to be powder coating yourself unless you have a lot of expensive equipment. I wouldn't recommend powdercoat on wheels anyways. Heavily researched painting my spyderlocks a couple months back. Talked to the powdercoating and paint expert for Caterpillar (his desk is about 20ft from mine...) and he said not to go with powdercoat on wheels. Liquid will be better, that way when you scratch/chip it, you can just touch it up with a spray can. If you want to do it right and have the paint last, take it to a paint shop to have them sand blasted first (they shouldn't charge you more than about $15/wheel). Once they are blasted and CLEANED, you can apply an etchant or a self etching primer. Make sure you talk to a local paint shop that has some expertise, because steel and aluminum etchants are different. Then, apply the primer. May take several coats. Then once dry, apply several light coats, one at a time, of your paint. Make sure there is good CLEAN air flow to insure overspray is removed from the painting area and the paint lays down appropriately.

Prime8
06-08-2012, 02:11 AM
Sound like a huge PitA? It is, that's why I kept my spyderlocks bare aluminum... Haha

StrizzyChris
06-08-2012, 02:21 AM
Plasti-dip is cheap, easy, minimal prep needed(soap and water) and can be removed in minutes by hand. It'll last until you scratch it on a rock. Is this a daily driver or will this get some rubbing? Mine has been on over 8 months and still cant tell its not painted but it also has mostly been on road use

http://wayalife.com/album.php?albumid=108&attachmentid=2724 cost me 2 hours and $20 in plasti-dip

JKLandon
06-08-2012, 02:51 AM
Plasti-dip is cheap, easy, minimal prep needed(soap and water) and can be removed in minutes by hand. It'll last until you scratch it on a rock. Is this a daily driver or will this get some rubbing? Mine has been on over 8 months and still cant tell its not painted but it also has mostly been on road use

http://wayalife.com/album.php?albumid=108&attachmentid=2724 cost me 2 hours and $20 in plasti-dip

I'm only 16 so yes this is my DD. I rarely go offroad because I havnt put much time in my suspension. so plasti dip sounds like the way to go? where can i find it?

StrizzyChris
06-08-2012, 02:58 AM
where can i find it?

Any hardware store. I bought mine at Tractor Supply Co. but have seen it at other hardware stores. Youll want to do 3 or 4 coats and let is dry for at least an hour after the last coat before you re-install them. Probably take about 5 cans

DA RUNT
06-08-2012, 02:59 AM
Off topic - When I was 16 I had a 79 Chevy Chevette :cheesy:

JKLandon
06-08-2012, 03:01 AM
Off topic - When I was 16 I had a 79 Chevy Chevette :cheesy:

2008 red wrangler jk 2dr:)

StrizzyChris
06-08-2012, 03:01 AM
Off topic - When I was 16 I had a 79 Chevy Chevette :cheesy:

1985 Dodge Daytona :icon_crazy: for me....did you tell the ladies you had a Vette to impress them...at least until they saw it

DA RUNT
06-08-2012, 03:04 AM
1985 Dodge Daytona :icon_crazy: for me....did you tell the ladies you had a Vette to impress them...at least until they saw it

That woulda been a great pick up line but my wife of 20+ years was there when i bought it :rock:

DA RUNT
06-08-2012, 03:09 AM
2008 red wrangler jk 2dr:)

Great 1st vehicle, have fun with it :thumb:

keno4x4
08-25-2013, 11:53 PM
When I was 16 I had a 1973 Vega GT

Manvan
08-26-2013, 04:41 AM
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We used duplicolor polyurethane
based bedliner. Multiple light coats. Let cure about a day.

RUBI4US
08-26-2013, 05:14 AM
Off topic - When I was 16 I had a 79 Chevy Chevette :cheesy:

75 Datsun B-210

Sent from my Galaxy S3 on Wayalife mobile

Rccrwlr
08-26-2013, 05:24 AM
75 Datsun B-210

Sent from my Galaxy S3 on Wayalife mobile

'83 AMC Eagle


1979 Jeep CJ5 - rccrwlr
2008 Jeep JKUR - pheartmtngot

Benito
08-26-2013, 05:53 AM
94 Ford Ranger with a 3" body lift and 32" tires! 2WD

DA RUNT
08-26-2013, 12:38 PM
75 Datsun B-210

Sent from my Galaxy S3 on Wayalife mobile

That's pretty cool actually, we used to race those in Hawaii lol