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Old 02-07-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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Help painting wheels

Hey all, I figured i may get a response on this here since i know alot of guys on here do paint work and whatnot. I got a set of wheels(car wheels) i want to strip down and paint, would prefer to sandblast them if anyone has one available that wouldnt mind assisting me. but can use aircraft stripper if needed, was just going to use rattle can gloss black and make them somewhat pretty on a budget ya know.



WOuldnt mind getting some help on this job, I got the paint and everything just i kinda suck at paint work. can supply some brew for the afternoon if anyone wants to help. I am off all day tommorow and next saturday if anyone can help.

or anyone know a shop that can sandblast my wheels that wont charge a arm and a leg, I dont want to spend anymore then like $75ish on doing the whole set.


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Old 02-07-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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coming from a guy who has rattle canned several car things, it looks better stock, unless you pay to have someone do it right.
wheels take a lot of abuse. front wheels get a ton of brake dust and are subjected to greater temps. they need to be powdercoated or left the f**k alone
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:50 PM   #3
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Powdercoat FTW. Hit up "ScooterTrash" in PM or check his sponsor's forum here for "Your Powder Coating Connection".

Don't paint them, you'll only end up disappointed.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:51 PM   #4
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i just picked them up dirt cheap and they have gold paint on them with red and green overspray on them They are in dire need of some weekend garage TLC.


I by no means want them to be perfect looking and dont mind if the paint chips just want to make them look a bit better. I already got most of the 3 layers of paint off 2 of them and am going to get more stripper tomorrow.

If i wanted to pay what shops want to repaint/ powdercoat wheels i would have just bought a set of brand new ones. I only paid $75 for the wheels and would love to spend right at $100 total just to make them look alright, i already know most shops will charge $100 or a little more to refinish each car wheels, these 15" wheels are only like $95 each new, so i may as well buy brand new ones. but just want a DIY weekend project with a little guidance from someone more experienced in painting

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Old 02-08-2009, 12:07 AM   #5
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I used to paint for a living. your best bet would be that stripper until you get to the factory powder coat. then you're best bet would be to sand it down with 320 grit and use a sealer before applying color
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i went to school for auto paint and if your going to seal you need to lay down atlest one coat of primer filler the cover the sand scratches and then sand that with 400 then seal to paint
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paint stripper will take off powder coat. after a while. you gotta scrub.
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aircraft stripper and whatever finish grit sandpaper you have lying around should do a good job of removing the old paint.
but for real though dude, if you want these wheels to look nice at all, i highly recommend powdercoating. i know i have wasted money on repainting my bike (when it was just rattle canned) and the miata i used to have>

here's a thought for a unique finish on some cheapass wheels. bedliner!
do it
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