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Old 09-08-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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New DIY Project... wheel painting!

Hey guys, I have been under taking a lot of DIY projects on my 94 V6. One of them that I want to do is paint my wheels. However, I do not have a way to lift all 4 wheels at the same time, which is probably recommended. Any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Do one side at a time

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And I made a guide about this
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Where is your guide? Do you have a link to it? I just have a regular jack so it might just be one wheel at a time. LoL...
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I'm on my phone but I'll post the link when I get to a computer
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How to paint your wheels
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sweet how-to thread !!

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op, painting your wheels is a sweet diy project. what color do u plan on paintem them to?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:36 AM   #7
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Looking at painting them gun metal.

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Thanks for posting the link. Wish I had a better jack because one wheel at a time is for the birds. LoL
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Re: New DIY Project... wheel painting!

well when it comes to jacks check out Sears...you can usually get a good jack and stand combo (sometimes even with a creeper as well) for decent pricing when on sale.

as for gun metal...a fine finish that a lot don't do. you can buy cans of wheel paint in that finish at any autoparts stores...and don't forget to clear
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Thanks a bunch for the advice....
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And with the rear jack on the differential and Hal the axles
And I'd your going to paint your brake calipers you have to let down your e brake for the rear ones
And make sure you put the bolt back where it goes, I accidentally put one in the wrong place and my wheel wouldn't move

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* Put the stand on the axles
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well when it comes to jacks check out Sears...you can usually get a good jack and stand combo (sometimes even with a creeper as well) for decent pricing when on sale.

as for gun metal...a fine finish that a lot don't do. you can buy cans of wheel paint in that finish at any autoparts stores...and don't forget to clear
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I ended up buying mine online and choosing store pickup since it was $10 less that way. The manager said they don't match their own website. But yet I can order it and within an hour I can come pick up.. Who knew.
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Painted my wheels. Take them off one at a time, tape, paint, and reinstall. Make sure you give plenty of dry time in between coats. Really easy.
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Painted my wheels. Take them off one at a time, tape, paint, and reinstall. Make sure you give plenty of dry time in between coats. Really easy.
what did u use to paint it looks sweet! i wana paint my chrome wheels and im tired of plasti dip
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Just go to autozone and buy some wheel paint
If they don't have the color you're looking for ( in my case, red) then engine enamel Gould work perfectly fine

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And u need clear coat, gloss, and ceramic
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oh and I was referring to sears.. Its not a bad set.
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what did u use to paint it looks sweet! i wana paint my chrome wheels and im tired of plasti dip
I just got wheel paint from Autozone like stated^. just make sure to do really lite coats without covering all the surface for each coat. Then do the same with clearcoat. I'd say about 20min. In between coats is good enough.

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what did u use to paint it looks sweet! i wana paint my chrome wheels and im tired of plasti dip
The light coats are to keep it from running and also to attach itself better to the surface.
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I just got wheel paint from Autozone like stated^. just make sure to do really lite coats without covering all the surface for each coat. Then do the same with clearcoat. I'd say about 20min. In between coats is good enough.

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The light coats are to keep it from running and also to attach itself better to the surface.
got it thanks !! i hope i dont **** it up
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Good luck
If u have any questions just pm me!
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Painted my wheels. Take them off one at a time, tape, paint, and reinstall. Make sure you give plenty of dry time in between coats. Really easy.
Your wheels came out really nice. I hope mine get close to being that nice. I have to take off one at a time to do it so it will probably take me all day... lol
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Do one side at a time

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Hey there... I checked out your guide for the wheel painting and I am excited about doing mine. I am looking at doing them gunmetal or silver. Do you only paint the front facing side of the wheel? How did you paint the backside/underside of the wheel?
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Hey there... I checked out your guide for the wheel painting and I am excited about doing mine. I am looking at doing them gunmetal or silver. Do you only paint the front facing side of the wheel? How did you paint the backside/underside of the wheel?
I didn't paint my underside, but you would paint it the same way as you'd do the front part
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I did my brake calipers one wheel at a time lol.. Gotta make due with what you have.
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I did my brake calipers one wheel at a time lol.. Gotta make due with what you have.
I was so lazy... I didn't even take my wheels off when I did my rear calipers!!!
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Re: New DIY Project... wheel painting!

lol i took my wheels off for the calipers but i didn't take them off the rotor..just taped everything off before i spray painted them

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lol i took my wheels off for the calipers but i didn't take them off the rotor..just taped everything off before i spray painted them
How did that work for the brake pads and rotors? It seems that paint would seep through the calipers and get on the brake pads and rotors.
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How did that work for the brake pads and rotors? It seems that paint would seep through the calipers and get on the brake pads and rotors.
nope...paint will not seep through that much metal to get to the other side just tape everything off and you're set to go
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nope...paint will not seep through that much metal to get to the other side just tape everything off and you're set to go
Did you slip any kind of paper behind the caliper and pad or did you just tape the rotor itself and paint the caliper. Lastly, did you do any prep work on the caliper or just spray them. I am assuming that you used engine enamel.
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just tape and newspaper is all i used...i did wipe the calipers off with break cleaner and dry off well beforehand...yes it's engine enamel (same stuff as caliper paint)
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just tape and newspaper is all i used...i did wipe the calipers off with break cleaner and dry off well beforehand...yes it's engine enamel (same stuff as caliper paint)
Cool... I am excited to do that painting. I will paint that and the wheels. That should add a little extra to the car. Thanks for the caliper advice.
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