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Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 08:41
by mo2872
If they are screw-in, the rim should be threaded, so I wouldn't think there'd be anything on the backside.

Of course, I could be all wet, and it's just made to LOOK screw-in.....

Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 08:52
by tmh
Took a nut off and from the looks of it the nuts on the outside are holding the stems in place, I think the stem is inserted from the other side of the rim (the part inside the tire) and then the nut on this side holds it. So to get em off means separating the tire from the rim which I'd rather avoid. The hold air great currently. I just have this uneasy feeling that if I separate em they won't seal up perfect like they are now. Probably just being a wuss here.

Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 09:09
by mo2872
Bummer, well, it was worth a shot.

Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 09:23
by tmh
Wheel #1 ready for prime...

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Last I checked the humidity was at like 85%. So no idea when I'll actually get to priming. Hopefully the humidity is dropping as it warms up a bit. I'll wait until it's below 60% like the guy who wrote them words on the rattle can says to.

Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 09:44
by johnboy
a woodstove in the garage helps... :smoke:

Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 14:04
by tmh
Humidity has been slowly dropping all day. Down to 65% now. Hopefully I'll still be awake by the time it hits 59%. I'm doing this so by-the-book.

Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 18:41
by 1967 S Code
tmh wrote:Humidity has been slowly dropping all day. Down to 65% now. Hopefully I'll still be awake by the time it hits 59%. I'm doing this so by-the-book.
Dot the i's and cross the t's. One mistake I have made is on the recoat time. Some rattle cans say recoat any time and others say within an hour or after two days. I missed that once on the two day and recoated the next day, the paint wrinkled. I had to wait till the paint fully cured and sand it back down then repaint :( . What a pain and waste of time that was. So read that fine print on the can and follow it close.
Steven

Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 19:24
by tmh
I read each can probably 5 times while I was doing the test run on the soda can, so I'm sure I'll read them 10 times as I'm actually doing the wheels.

I learned something today... When the temperature drops 20 degrees the humidity goes up a lot. Last I checked it was up to 85%. I have a really nasty feeling it's not going to drop low enough for days.

I've already started prep work toward replacing the fuel tank and lines, and adding the smash bar on my Bronco-- came as part of the deal, just wasn't installed. I'm also about to start watching lotsa videos and reading up on what rotors to buy and how to replace them.

I wish I was painting the wheels right now. But mother nature is giving me the thumbs down at the moment.

Re: Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 04 May 2012, 20:54
by G68
tmh wrote:I read each can probably 5 times while I was doing the test run on the soda can, so I'm sure I'll read them 10 times as I'm actually doing the wheels.

I learned something today... When the temperature drops 20 degrees the humidity goes up a lot. Last I checked it was up to 85%. I have a really nasty feeling it's not going to drop low enough for days.

I've already started prep work toward replacing the fuel tank and lines, and adding the smash bar on my Bronco-- came as part of the deal, just wasn't installed. I'm also about to start watching lotsa videos and reading up on what rotors to buy and how to replace them.

I wish I was painting the wheels right now. But mother nature is giving me the thumbs down at the moment.
I am only a few hundred miles from you and the humidity has been friggin ridiculous today! :wall:

Can I paint my wheels and make em look like this?

Posted: 06 May 2012, 22:46
by tmh
Humidity has been playing in the 80-90% range this whole time. Sucks!!!

On the bright side, I did manage not only to get the smash bar on my Bronco as I hoped, I also got the rear window working without replacing a single part. It ain't perfect, but it does indeed open and close now, with a little hesitation at the spot when the two arms are at the totally horizontal position. Maybe a little more grease in a couple spots and it'll be smooth as silk. Lol probably not, but having it working and actually being able to open and close the tailgate as a one-man job is really great. And it looks like the cat's gonna be out of commission for who knows how long, with this damn humidity.