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

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

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Post by tmh » 08 May 2012, 09:50

Ooooh!! Humidity last night was 96%.... Currently 48%!!! I know what I'm doing this afternoon!
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Post by BossElim69 » 08 May 2012, 10:12

Drinking a beer and getting high on paint fumes.... :thumbup:
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Post by mo2872 » 08 May 2012, 10:19

Beer+fiberglass resin is a pretty good combo, also......at least, until you wake up the next day.

Good luck with the painting!
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Post by tmh » 08 May 2012, 11:42

Ok so just finished putting the second of three coats of paint on the first wheel and realized I have a super noob question. How long to wait before taking off the masking? I used the blue painter tape like a good boy. But should I take it off ASAP or leave it on for a length of time to let the paint dry or even longer to let it cure?
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Post by Bricklyn » 08 May 2012, 11:44

Better hurry on that, you know how quickly the weather changes here.

With that said - Good Luck!!
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Post by ahunt191 » 08 May 2012, 12:07

That gives me a great idea!! A spray can handle like this

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with a barometer activated lock-out. That way you will never spray if the weather changes quickly. :bonghitter:







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Post by tmh » 08 May 2012, 12:11

So seriously guys, how long to wait before removing the masking? Wait till the paint is dry but not necessarily cured right? Dry to the touch is 1hr, dry enough to handle is 3hrs, cured is 1wk, according to the can.
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Post by Blitz » 08 May 2012, 12:11

I've found that it's good to wait a bit, but before the paint is completely dry. You want the paint to still be slightly malleable, enough to not crack when peeling the tape, but hard enough that you get a crisp line. That's my experience anyway!
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Post by tmh » 08 May 2012, 13:09

So in the 1-3 hour range then, between when it's dry to the touch and when it's dry enough to handle? Closer to 1hr?
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Post by tmh » 08 May 2012, 13:15

Nevermind. Less than 1hr. Lol. It's been like 1:15 since I finished the first wheel, just took the masking off and while the line is great in some spots it's pretty bad in others. Oh well! I guess I can touch up this first wheel in a week or two and hopefully the rest have better lines if I take the tape off at maybe 1/2 hour or so.
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'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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