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Hello everyone. I am posting pics of the stock rims and calipers paint job that I completed a month ago. I had
a hiccup with spray painting a little too far away from the rim the first go around and that set me back a couple of
hours of re-sanding and painting. Well hope everyone enjoys!!!
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Hello everyone. I am posting pics of the stock rims and calipers paint job that I completed a month ago. I had
a hiccup with spray painting a little too far away from the rim the first go around and that set me back a couple of
hours of re-sanding and painting. Well hope everyone enjoys!!!
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It can be a bit tedious painting wheels from a can. I did the wheels on my Jeep a few years back. 9 coats total (2 primer, 4 color, 3 clear) and took 10 cans of paint. I ended up having to re-sand and re-apply a primer coat in my effort as well. I never got to the spare, so hoping maybe to take that off and get to it before the summer is over.

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Did you use caliper paint ? yeah the high temperature paint ..

I am going with a copper plate ............
 

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Brian I used High temp engine block paint. good up to 500 F.
Hey Ger8mm sorry for late response but yea I have some pics and I chose blue due to blue is a mellow color and I like blue. I didnt want a bright sporty color. WP_20150810_001.jpg WP_20150810_003.jpg
 

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Nice work! Looks great. How many coats of primer and paint did you do on each wheel?
 

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First I sanded the rims down some with 1500 grit sand paper. After cleaning of course.
Followed by 2 light coats of primer followed by a third slightly heavier coat of primer.
In between each coat I gave it 15 min to set. Following this I gave each rim three coats of graphite. 2 light 1 more heavy
Then I wanted to make sure to give it plenty of a clear coat so I put 4 coats of clear coat on each one.
For the Rim inserts I taped off the whole face, used a razor to cut out the emblem, painted them graphite, pulled the tape off and
applied clear coat onto the whole cap.
 
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