wheel painting Updated with pics

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Wheels, Tires, Interior, Body, and Cos' started by Troywakeling, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Troywakeling

    Troywakeling New Member

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    Im going to be painting the slicers soon, whats the best product to get baked/caked on brake dust off from when the PO had the rear calipers dragging? Im going to clean them, then lightly sand them, then use some alcohol to get grease and stuff off. Should I use primer first or not? I plan on useing the Duplicolor wheel paint.
     
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    Alot of people don't use primer, I do though. I always had more durability when the material was primered first. Also Dupli-color has wheel paints at the local auto parts store. I say clean your wheels very good, prime them, lightly sand them, apply 2 nice coats of paint, last apply 2 nice coats of clear. And you should be in business.
     
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    Thanks man, Im going to use primer. Any ideas on how to get that caked on brake dust off, its really thick. Once I get that stuff off what grit sandpaper should I use?
     
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    i used engine degreaser for all the dirt and gunk then sanded with i beleive 320 or 400. cant quite remember
     
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    Enginer Degreaser Formula 88 or Purple power (either will work) so should brake cleaner.
     
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    when i paint my wheels this is how i do it and they last

    1. wash wheels with a really good wheel cleaner and a green scotch bright pad front and back side of wheels

    2. LQ thinner to remove all of the road tar on the rims using scotch bright pad also

    3 . clean rim with a really good wax remover with a lint free rag (I use 3m wax remover )

    4. after the wheel dries tape off the tire and valve stem

    5. do not use primer on the wheels ( they do not make a wheel primer or any primer that I know of that will hold up to wheel cleaners ) the dupli-color wheel paint is a 2 step product
    base coat and a clear

    just paint you wheels and enjoy

    mine are going on 5 years now and not a problem with any peeling or scratching


    Jeff
     
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  7. Troywakeling

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    Well I got done painting them today. They look 100x better than they did before. Not a pro job but im happy with them. Worse comes to worse Ill just buy new ones like I planned on and just use these for snow tire duty.


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    did you paint the centers also ??


    Jeff
     
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    Yea I did, the shade doesnt look exactly the same for some reason though :braincramp:
     
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    yeah thats how it always look
     
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    cuz theyr plastic

    look good tho
     
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    Primer is a good clean them really good and then scuff them up Real good with a Scotch-Brite pad then prime you get better adhesion this way
     

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