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My stock alloys looked like hell, paint all chipped an peeling. Rather than buy new wheels (I can't afford it hehe), I decided to paint the stockers. This is the result:

*I did post these as a response to "cleaning stock wheels", but this way they are easier to find when using the search function*

Before:
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51048d1272838514-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1128.jpg

In progress:

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51049d1272838700-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1133.jpg

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51050d1272838700-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1134.jpg

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51059d1272838962-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1135.jpg

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51060d1272838962-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1136.jpg

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51061d1272838962-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1139.jpg

also did some undercoating:

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51062d1272839888-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1140.jpg

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51063d1272839888-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1141.jpg

End Result:

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51064d1272840091-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1142.jpg

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/1gen-tundra/51065d1272840091-cleaning-stock-wheels-cimg1143.jpg

Whacha think?
 

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nice job like like the detailing on the center caps with the red and black paint
 

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cool idea on the center caps
 

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Looks great! I've been contemplating something similar. Some questions:

1. What did you use to sand the old paint off?
2. What type/brand of paint did you use?
3. It looks like you used the same paint to paint the centercaps? Did you scuff/prep the plastic to adhere the paint well?
4. Did you use a clearcoat?

It looks great.
 

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Looks great! I've been contemplating something similar. Some questions:

1. What did you use to sand the old paint off?
2. What type/brand of paint did you use?
3. It looks like you used the same paint to paint the centercaps? Did you scuff/prep the plastic to adhere the paint well?
4. Did you use a clearcoat?

It looks great.

1.) We used a combination of a 3" wire wheel in a high speed drill and and an air tool with an abrasive pad on it. Sorry I can't be more specific, but they weren't mine so I don't know exactly what they were. I would be careful with the wire wheel and possibly get one made of a softer metal as it seemed to scratch the alloy a bit more than might be desired, but the paint covered it up well.
2.) Paint:

Two cans of color:
High-Performance Wheel Coating by Duplicolor - Part HWP101/618 - Advance Auto Parts

One can of clear:
High-Performance Wheel Coating by Duplicolor - Part HWP103 - Advance Auto Parts

One can of black (you only need a little- for the black accents):
Fusion for Plastic® by Duplicolor - Part 2321 - Advance Auto Parts

And a thing of red touch up paint (not sure if this is the exact color):
BARCELONA RED M by Duplicolor - Part TY01618 - Advance Auto Parts

3.) Yes, the center caps were sanded lightly and everything was wiped with acetone prior to paint.

4.) Yes, two coats of clear on everything (I made it especially thick on the center caps because of the detailing)

I would just be careful with the touch up paint. It seems to have a solvent in it that re-liquefies the paint underneath, so the first coat of red pulled up and combined with the black a bit. The second coat of red solved this problem.

Thanks for the compliments!
 

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I want to see these in flat black! but looks good anyhow :D

I considered it, but I don't think I would like the look of it on a white truck, and if I ever went with black rims I would want something that was more concave rather than convex, a deeper wheel if you know what I mean.
 

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I watched on a truck show that they just used an abrasive pad to rough up the wheels witch is really all you need, how ever they did use a clear coat just as extra durabilty. Just couriouse if you removed your wheel weights to paint under them, cause iv see it alot working in a tire shop, where people paint over them then when they want a balance the weights come off and the wheel has a unpainted spot on the lip and it just looks funny? If not just mark on the tire where the weight goes, get it off and make sure it goes back on at the same place or just get the wheel rebalanced. BTW I like the detail on the centre cap also, good job pirates721.
 

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I watched on a truck show that they just used an abrasive pad to rough up the wheels witch is really all you need, how ever they did use a clear coat just as extra durabilty. Just couriouse if you removed your wheel weights to paint under them, cause iv see it alot working in a tire shop, where people paint over them then when they want a balance the weights come off and the wheel has a unpainted spot on the lip and it just looks funny? If not just mark on the tire where the weight goes, get it off and make sure it goes back on at the same place or just get the wheel rebalanced. BTW I like the detail on the centre cap also, good job pirates721.
On 3/4 of my wheels the paint was so badly chipped they had to be taken down to bare metal, otherwise you would have seen the elevation differences through the paint. I did not remove my wheel weights, I figured that the paint is roughly the same color, and I have extra in case it needs to be touched up.
 

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This might seem stupid, but I would suggest getting the tires rebalanced now that they have been painted. The application of the paint might have actually changed the balance a bit.
 

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Great job pirates. I need to do this to my wheels. I was thinking about buying a used set of tundra wheels instead.
 
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