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April 4th, 2010 22:51
scarecrowX
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Originally Posted by Emenence
Is it necessary to use rim paint? Or can other spray paints be used?

Same question for the clear coat. Thanks!
i used john deere blitz black enamel when i repainted the buddy club/kosei wheels i picked up in december. it's supposed to be really durable, and i painted the wheels while they were bare (no tires, valve stems, etc) and didn't have any issues having the tires mounted up. i've been pretty impressed with the stuff so far.
April 4th, 2010 17:08
GENESIS twocammer281 good job! I did the same thing too with my konig rims.
April 4th, 2010 17:07
GENESIS [QUOTE=Emenence]Is it necessary to use rim paint? Or can other spray paints be used?

Same question for the clear coat. Thanks![/QUOTE

you can use almost any paint as long as you put enough coats,dupli color engine works for me,rustoleum too works great,walmart or home depot sells it cheaper.
April 4th, 2010 08:23
NHinNC
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Originally Posted by Emenence
Is it necessary to use rim paint? Or can other spray paints be used?

Same question for the clear coat. Thanks!
I once painted some wheels with a metallic silver, was rustoleum or some other. The wheels looked great a year later. I did not mask off, as the tires were to be replaced, and there were no chips. BUT... these were not "show" wheels.
October 31st, 2009 02:24
Emenence Is it necessary to use rim paint? Or can other spray paints be used?

Same question for the clear coat. Thanks!
October 1st, 2009 18:22
johnnyrocket
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Originally Posted by TheONe
I have a question about my rims. I really want to remove the original color on my volk gtc that are white. What is the best way to remove the paint and just have it at a polish look ?
Have them soda blasted if they are painted
Have them caustic stripped if they are powder coated.
If you remove the paint you are not going to have a polished look.
These wheels have been etched chemically to accept paint.
They will need to be polished and then powder cleared to maintain the finish.
Depending on the quality of the casting this can sometimes prove to be impossible.

Most people find that it is easier to just buy different rims at that point.

Try looking at some of the powder coat chromes. They look like a polished aluminum in most lights. I use one that is 3 stage black/chrome/clear and it looks like aluminum.

You can also use a bright argent wheel paint like Ford 1G Silver or Honda's 2005 Magnesium Met.
September 30th, 2009 19:15
TheONe I have a question about my rims. I really want to remove the original color on my volk gtc that are white. What is the best way to remove the paint and just have it at a polish look ?
October 23rd, 2007 17:21
8Legs If they are true three piece wheels you can separate them. Two things you must remember. 1) Get the torque specs for the fasteners and use a good torque wrench to bolt it back.2) Make sure all of the mated surfaces are clean and free of debris.
October 23rd, 2007 10:12
resurectedvikin is it possible to take apart my 3 piece wheels. i have blitz technozpeed Z1 wheels, forged. and i wanna clear coat the lip, then i wanna paint the inner face a dark gun metal color.....much easier to do if i could take apart the wheels.....is this possible?
October 18th, 2007 17:24
8Legs
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Originally Posted by nando_25567
i actually going to paint my wheels soon and i was wondering should you lay a layer of primer for chrome? i want to do black wheels with a chrome lip so want to know if i need primer or not.

you are going to have serious problems with getting anything to stick to chrome.
October 17th, 2007 20:58
nando_25567 i actually going to paint my wheels soon and i was wondering should you lay a layer of primer for chrome? i want to do black wheels with a chrome lip so want to know if i need primer or not.
May 3rd, 2007 16:13
8Legs
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Originally Posted by trdmk2
So will the silver from duplicolor make the 93+ rims look a little wierd and make them look totally different or will the paint be a nice refinish? Thanks.

I wanted to repaint all 4 rims, and the whole rim, not just the caps. Is it me or does it seem that touch-up paint for 4 rims will be very expensive. Thanks.
I would highly recommend if you do the whole rim go ahead and do all 4. If you are just refreshing the paint and not doing a complete color change a regular can of aerosol paint should be plenty. If you are changing the color drastically then 2 may be needed. I would recommend buying 2 any way just in case you need more.
May 3rd, 2007 16:09
8Legs The best way i have seen to do this is a pack of index cards.Like done above. Insert them at an angle between the bead and the rim, tape them down then mask the rest with a trash bag or the like. This makes quick work of the masking process.
May 2nd, 2007 21:53
Bboy_Jon could i do this with the tire still installed on the car? if i mask off the stuff behind the wheel and mask off around the tire?
February 4th, 2007 15:04
trdmk2 So will the silver from duplicolor make the 93+ rims look a little wierd and make them look totally different or will the paint be a nice refinish? Thanks.

I wanted to repaint all 4 rims, and the whole rim, not just the caps. Is it me or does it seem that touch-up paint for 4 rims will be very expensive. Thanks.
February 4th, 2007 14:39
8Legs The closest color I have been able to get to the oem silver is a GM silver called Galaxy or Sterling Silver. The factory code is WA-519F. You can get duplicolor automotive touch up in that color or go to www.paintscratch.com and order it. Just put in any GM mark from 93-up.
February 4th, 2007 14:29
trdmk2 Hey,

I have the stock 93+ 15" wheels in the OEM finish (no chrome or anything). I just have paint coming off of the center caps and wanted to paint the wheels.

What color do you think would be good in dupli-color, HWP101 Silver?

Please let me know.

A.Syed
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January 9th, 2007 21:37
Kevin F good write up, its going to help me out soon
October 17th, 2006 11:30
super5 i am actually about to use this method, only thing is, instead of sanding, i used aircraft remover to remnove the old (i mean old!) JDM paint. now it's sorta down to the bare metal and somewhat smooth. is it ok to just paint on that or should i scratch up the surface as much as i can? all the old paint has either chipped off or been removed.

i'm sprucing up some old 2 piece WORK rims so i already polished and clear coated the lips, polished my rivets, and now all i gotta do is paint the center spke area.
October 9th, 2006 08:28
joshb_ great info
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