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Old 05-20-2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default Can you paint your wheels without taking the tires off?

I just got some new rear tires and I was thinking about painting my wheels.

But I don't wanna pay to have them remounted again plus there is the issue of transporting the car...

I'm thinking of going powder coated black on the 19' OEM's. Plus I wanna black out the grill too.
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I just got some new rear tires and I was thinking about painting my wheels.

But I don't wanna pay to have them remounted again plus there is the issue of transporting the car...

I'm thinking of going powder coated black on the 19' OEM's. Plus I wanna black out the grill too.
Paint yes. Powdercoat no.
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Lol, go ahead and powdercoat them with the tires on.
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Paint yes. Powdercoat no.
I wanna do flat black.. why not powder coat? asthetic reasons or it's just not possible without taking the tires off.

exuse my ignorance but i'm usually not into this [freak]ing painting your wheels riced out bullshit so what the difference between the two?
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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just use your hand to block the wheel
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In order to powder coat the tires have to be off the rims. The powder is applied to the rims and then the wheels have to be heated in an oven which would cause your tires to melt/burn to a crisp. You can paint them with the tires still on, but it looks ghetto as [freak].
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Sure can, just buy a roll of wide blue painters tape and slip the tape under the lip and it'll come out fine. I painted my rims just a few weeks ago:

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I wanna do flat black.. why not powder coat? asthetic reasons or it's just not possible without taking the tires off.
stolen from wiki:

"The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin." "

I don't think that would be possible with a tire in the way.
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In order to powder coat the tires have to be off the rims. The powder is applied to the rims and then the wheels have to be heated in an oven which would cause your tires to melt/burn to a crisp. You can paint them with the tires still on, but it looks ghetto as [freak].
Thank you for clarifying that for me eddie.

So how much does this cost at your local shop anyway??
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how is handling and performance on that car?
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Thank you for clarifying that for me eddie.

So how much does this cost at your local shop anyway??
A local shop around here does powder coating for about 100 per rim.
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were you not the guy with the m3? are you painting your m3 rims?
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A local shop around here does powder coating for about 100 per rim.
cool thanks i guess that should be like a good ball park..

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were you not the guy with the m3? are you painting your m3 rims?
i'm not trying to paint i just wanna poweder coat them flat black..

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I used the index card method + spray paint. Have never touched it up in 2 years

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Lol, go ahead and powdercoat them with the tires on.
I'd love to see the outcome of that. Tires in 390 degree heat Click the image to open in full size.
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If you wanna powder coat them there is no way for you to keep your tires on.

That is a clean car, dont ruin it by doing a shitty job on your rims. Click the image to open in full size.
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Painted w/tires left on.

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Painted w/tires left on.

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Painted w/tires left on.

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Looks like you used rattle can. I recommend using a spray gun next time, you will have better results.
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OMG you just gave me the best [freak]ing IDEA

im gonna photoshop my car before actually painting it to see how it looks...


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OMG you just gave me the best [freak]ing IDEA

im gonna photoshop my car before actually painting it to see how it looks...


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