View Full Version : Painting Rims Help

04-04-2006, 11:34 AM
Advice Needed.

I've got a old set of Chrome Wheels that a in poor condition. I am planning
on painting them black, except for the lip.

My plan is to scuff the chrome with with sandpaper then spray paint the
rims. (I do not expect show quality looks)

Three questions:

1) Should I use a primer with the scuffed chrome?
2) Should I use high temp or special paint?
3) Has anyone ever clear coated flat paint?

All advice will be appreciated.

04-04-2006, 12:24 PM
Yes I would scuff them but with 4-600 grit you don't want too many lines then get a good etching primer and again sand well, for a quick cheap job I have used auto parts store wheel paint and clear coat with decent results, if you plan to keep them for a while get some decent paint from a automotive paint store.

I am debating on doing similar to my satin wheels and clean up some of the curb rash, curb parking at my old house and wasnt used to the Cobra when I first got it, I had taller tires in the truck :rotf:

Good Luck

04-05-2006, 12:04 PM
I started sanding one rim with 320 grit to prep for paint. The resulting look is
a brushed metal look. The rim looks good except that the sand lines are a bit too distinct. I'm going to pick up some 800 grit and sand some more. I may
just leave the rims with a dull brushed metal look. I will keep everyone posted.