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painting bullitt rims

Discussion in 'Paint & Body' started by todd65289, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. todd65289

    todd65289 New Member

    I'm going to paint my 2002 bullitt rims satin black would it be ok to just rough them up and spray with a can or do i need to prime and spray with a gunany suggestion greatly appreciated. :shrug
  2. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    First , I wouldn't do that!

    If I would do this , use a grade 240 or higher sanding paper so you don't have any "rubbing marks" after the paintjob.
    I would bring them to a body shop for paint because paint with hardener and thinner is much stronger and last longer against the road elements.
    Paint from a spraycan isn't strong structual wise.
  3. Sluggo

    Sluggo Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    Agreed. Rattle can paint will not hold up very long in those conditions.
  4. Kats66Pny

    Kats66Pny Active Member

    What about having them powder coated?
  5. SAC69

    SAC69 Active Member Donator

    For a quickie, cheap style change, I painted my Cragar centers black with Krylon 1613, after just cleaning the rims really well. I did not use sandpaper in case I wanted to go back to the all-chrome. However, as previous posters have alluded, the finish is not on very well and can rub off when using a lug socket.
  6. Powder coating would be a good way to go if you are doing the entire wheel, if there is some chrome on them you would be better of with a 2 part paint, it would last a lot longer. Rich.
  7. todd65289

    todd65289 New Member

    Thanks guys two part paint it is! :yah
  8. Tims65

    Tims65 Member

    I've painted 2 sets of wheels with rattle can paint and have had no issues. I painted a set of 15X7 American Racing Torq-Thrust D's and the paint was still good 10 years later when I sold them a bought some American Racing CL-205's which I promptly painted.

    As for painting them, I just cleaned them with a degreaser, primed them (rattle can) and painted them with an enamel spray paint. I considered using a high temperature paint, like an engine enamel, but I sprayed my original AR Torq-Thrust D's in a similar fashion over 14 years ago and they have held up fine.



    I went with the American Racing CL-205's - when they showed up they were a little too grey for my liking,
    so I taped them off and sprayed the spokes satin black.

    I, also, got Falken Azenis RT-615's - 225/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear.



    The new 17" X 8" CL-205's with 225/45/17's next to the old 15" X 7" Torq-Thrust D's with 225/50/15's

  9. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Good for you !! But I would prefer a 2K paint.
  10. 65-408

    65-408 Member

    Just curious, what backspacing did you go with on the CL-205's?
  11. Tims65

    Tims65 Member

    17X8 - 4.75 backspacing

  12. todd65289

    todd65289 New Member

    Those look great thanks for the info Tim.

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