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Old 02-17-2010, 11:57 PM   #11
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I'm not sure as I've never tried to paint chrome. I've heard it's more difficult, though. I don't think you'd be able to rough up the chrome enough for the paint to stick permanently. If it were me I'd spend a few bucks and take them to a powder coater for them to sandblast the chrome off. Then paint them.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:47 PM   #12
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alright, thanks for your help
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Mine did not, and as far as I know the other people that did theirs (about 10 that I know of) have had no problem with fading, either. As long as you put a few coats of clear over it you should have no problems. Like I said the only issue would be the wheel balance.

The real key is prep---it should take the longest. If you skimp out on prep work it will show.



I actually had mine sitting out back in the elements for several months after I got aftermarket wheels and tires. I never attempted to sell them because I was too busy, so I ended up just taking them to the recycling center and leaving them out for anyone to pick up. They were dirty from sitting outside, but I cleaned a small section and it looked fine.

recycled?!?! I would've bought them!!!
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I like the idea of painting my wheels my self. I have a 2001 with wheels off of a 2000 f150 sport kinda like the king ranch so i was thinking painting them would look good. Any comments? or has anyone done this to these wheels?
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Should have left the Ford logo...
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recycled?!?! I would've bought them!!!
I would have given them away for shipping costs. We just had maintenance come around and they slapped a paper on our door warning us that they would fine us if we left all our crap behind the apartment. Had nowhere else to store them.


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i painted my wheels today, great tip on the newspaper between the spokes! i was going to take them off, now that idea just seems silly
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Nice man! As long as your prep work was good they should last a long time. Post up some pics!
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Hey I followed your instructions and it worked out great. The only thing I did different was take the center caps off and sprayed them seperately. Great tutorial though, convinced me to join the forum, thanks!
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Hey I followed your instructions and it worked out great. The only thing I did different was take the center caps off and sprayed them seperately. Great tutorial though, convinced me to join the forum, thanks!
Nice, man, glad to have you here. Please post up some pics of them completed in here when you get a chance!
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