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Im gonna have a 4 day weekend next week. What all do i need to paint my 5 spoke stocks?

Im going to use Bedliner for durability then im going to give them a darker coat of regular black paint. will i need primer?

How many cans does it take and what grit of sand paper do i use? i got some rough scratches from curbing. also what do you guys use to clean the wheels before you paint? thanks.
 

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90 grit sandpaper, I cleaned my other parts with orange clean and then with thinner, get a can of self etching primer, lay a coat down let it dry for a bit (20 minutes?) then start bedlining. If you want a thick coat of bedline before you put on the top coat of paint I would get 4 cans, 1 for each wheel. When I bedline, I do my coats thin to prevent running and dripping. Spray from about 12 inches away, short bursts with a sweeping motion. I usually end up with 5 coats. That's the way I did my bumpers, grill, and steps. Wheels are getting bedlined this Thurs and Friday, 4 day weekend for me too!
 

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90 grit is pretty rough i used 180 and scuffed everything really well then bedlined. The bedliner sticks really well if you dont want to prime you dont have to.

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Go to rimpainter.com and you can buy a guide for 4.95. I did this and they came out perfect. There's pic of my T so you can look at how they came out. Good luck
 

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has anyone tried using a cup brush on a drill to rough it up?
I wouldnt do that if the scratches are too deep in the wheel when u paint youll be able to see them go with 120 by hand. Takes about 10 minutes per wheel to get them full sanded. Make zure you clean before and after you sand. I used hot water with dish soap and purple power degreaser.

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Don't waste your money on the guide, there's plenty of info and help here on TT. I used a little finish sander I got for $20, made quick work of the bumpers. Take your time, you'll be fine.
 

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Don't waste your money on the guide, there's plenty of info and help here on TT. I used a little finish sander I got for $20, made quick work of the bumpers. Take your time, you'll be fine.
yeah i pretty much figured out how im going to do it. thanks. only thing that sucks is i have no jack stands so i gotta do 1 wheel at a time. using my floor jack.
 

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We'll see who can post pictures of finished product first! I hope to have them all sanded Wed night after work, paint 2 on Thursday an 2 on Friday.
 

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We'll see who can post pictures of finished product first! I hope to have them all sanded Wed night after work, paint 2 on Thursday an 2 on Friday.
well you will beat me, i cant start til Friday morning.

are you going to sand the wheels while they are on the truck?
 

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hey hows the AutoGuide App for the Droid X? i seen it on the app market is it worth the $3? how many sites does it support? thanks.
Yo the autoguide is th ****. It supports like over 100 sites. I only use it for titan talk but it makrs using thr forun via phone 100x easier. Titan talk is all i do now lol. Plus u can upload pic straight fron your phone.

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well you will beat me, i cant start til Friday morning.

are you going to sand the wheels while they are on the truck?
Yeah for the most part, that way I can get all 4 done at the same time.
 

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Took me about one day to prep and paint 4 wheels off the truck. Did two at a time and did rear bumper inbetween.

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Started sanding last night, took the wheels off this morning at 8, finished sanding and cleaned em, 4 coats down one to go.....
 

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Went with bedliner!!
 

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Yea that looks nice. I keep thinking of doing this, now I'm defiantly going to do this when I get time.
 
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