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Painting SH rims on lude

So when I got the car it came with SH rims from the prev owner. I have the base model so i guess its a little plus. I want to paint them black and do the red outline with the rim tape. has anyone had decent luck doing this with a rattle can? I dont own a air compressor or paint gun. I know some paint looks like garbage but some can actually look good.

Main reason for this is the original silver is getting worn out and these kids painted my rims pink, so after I got the paint off my rims look somewhat dull compared to before.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

rattle can's arent bad really. As long as your preparation work is good, then it should turn out good. you should polish your sh rims. If it looks good, i want to do it to mine. lol.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

it is all in the prep work. if you use paint stripper i recommend air craft remover. and then sand it well it will turn out great. make sure that you clea the surface well with rubbing alcohol or lacur thinner. mace sure it dries before you start painting. I am about to paint mine and thinking about doin a write up.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

There are already a couple DIY's on rim painting. I've done mine twice; first silver, then hyper black. I'll be going back to silver in the next couple weeks. If you decide to polish them, be prepared to spend A LOT of time!
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

lol ok cool guys thanks for the info. is there a link on the polishing part of this. I didnt think about that part actually. just point me in the right direction so I can read up about it
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

IDK, I have 98 black lude too and I personally think polished metal would look good.

Its not technically rims but its the same idea.
aluminum polishing guide | Poleringsguide

Imagine these on your car. lol. Or atleast the SH rims silver polished metal(aluminum). Gorgeous.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

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IDK, I have 98 black lude too and I personally think polished metal would look good.

Its not technically rims but its the same idea.
aluminum polishing guide | Poleringsguide

Imagine these on your car. lol. Or atleast the SH rims silver polished metal(aluminum). Gorgeous.
Gorgeous but TONS of work. Polished aluminum is tougher to keep looking good than black wheels on a dusty road. Very time consuming.

As someone said, prep work is the most important. If you go to a paint store, they have a device that is an aerosol propellant that you can do automotive paint with. Works really well and pretty inexpensive. You can use a better paint while still not having a compressor and gun set up.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

I think im most likely gone go with the black, time is something I dont have much of right now it seems like.Got the car needing new motor, about to buy a house and having all that stuff going on right now. best part is it has a huge back yard to put lude and work on and also car port. lol
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

look at my color. i think they look good.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

I was gone get some paint the other day and waited because im not sure whats the best to get for the rims. I got everything else for prep work just dont want to get paint that looks bad.

any ideas on good rattle can paint for rims?
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

I have good luck using Krylon or DupliColor. The application will have more to do with the results than the brand. Light even coats letting each cure completely. Don't put on anymore than what it takes tk cover. The more you put on the more likely it is to chip. I've never had good luck painting wheels so I wish you the best!
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I have good luck using Krylon or DupliColor. The application will have more to do with the results than the brand. Light even coats letting each cure completely. Don't put on anymore than what it takes tk cover. The more you put on the more likely it is to chip. I've never had good luck painting wheels so I wish you the best!
haha, thanks man for the info ill have to get my supplies ready. Going today to sign final paper work on new house so I'll atleast have big back yard to park lude and paint rims.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

Like everybody else said, prep work is key, along with patience. Take your time. its something you want to look amazing. Use good paint too, that will make all the difference. As well as a good clear coat. if you've never painted things before, I wouldn't tackle wheels as your first task. In my opinion, do some research and find out if you can get any montana or ironlak paint and use that. Its a thick oil based paint "artists" use because it lasts for a LONG time and is extremely difficult to get off. I've used montana to paint lots of dirtbike parts, its real tough.
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

make sure u use wheel paint.. it'll help with chipping
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

so I have been doing allot of reading, allot of reading lmao and I decided i want to go down the road of polished rims. I think the black would look "ok" but i think the polished rims will be more of my style. just ordered a crap load of sand paper for this job, pics will be posted when project is finished
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Re: Painting SH rims on lude

i know youve already made your choice, but another option if you dont mind spending the money is powder coating the rims.. i did this on my old car's alloys and it turns out great. the company that did mine sandblasted them first so that clears up the old paint and chips nicely.

whether you paint or sandblast them, expect more wheelweights for balancing as the rims will all be pretty off balance

Heres a good guide for painting rims:
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...and-paint-rims

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