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Drag radials mayn!! :gunz:
 

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There are some good threads on painting wheels.

You want to use a durable paint.

Personally, I like the look of flat black on the titan as opposed to a glossy finish. But yeah, you just sand, prime, and paint. Then hope you find a tire installer with the magic touch so he want f*ck up all your hard work.

Then there is always powder coating.
 

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Hey, I don't see any threads after a search specifically for aftermarket wheels. I am looking for some Have a few choices in mind. One of the choices is made by Moto Metal. Never have heard of them, does anyone know anything about them? Do they make good wheels?
 

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def.. something to think about in the tire shop with the magic touch you dont want have any scratches after there done.

my buddy used car primer paint and clear on his wheels and it came out looking great he went black on white turned out excellent
 

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roy, if your tires are dismounted now, I would go with powdercoat. It is much more durable and the finish will be much better. The reason I painted mine were:

1. It only cost $50-$60 in materials.
2. I did not want to dismount my tires yet since powederocating would have put my truck out of commission for about a week since I don't have a spare set of wheels yet
3. If I was going to get them powdercoated, the shop needed to sandblast the wheels originally anyways so if i painted them it would not have hurt to try painting them first.

#2 was my biggest concern actually.

In terms of colors here is what I think would look good on Galaxy Black:

1. Semi-Gloss Black
2. Flat Black
3. Gunmetal
4. Bronze
 

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roy, if your tires are dismounted now, I would go with powdercoat. It is much more durable and the finish will be much better. The reason I painted mine were:

1. It only cost $50-$60 in materials.
2. I did not want to dismount my tires yet since powederocating would have put my truck out of commission for about a week since I don't have a spare set of wheels yet
3. If I was going to get them powdercoated, the shop needed to sandblast the wheels originally anyways so if i painted them it would not have hurt to try painting them first.

#2 was my biggest concern actually.

In terms of colors here is what I think would look good on Galaxy Black:

1. Semi-Gloss Black
2. Flat Black
3. Gunmetal
4. Bronze
very good points.i understand # 2. mine are in storage and i am ready to do something with them. make them my track wheels and tires. i am almost scared to call the powdercoating place. that would be the best choice however.and a better selling point if it comes. I think my color would have to be conservative yet sporty just in case i do decide to ever trade or sell. So can you pick the listed colors when going powdercoated or am i limited there?
 

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It depends on the powdercoat place and how specialized they are. The non basic (red/blue/black) powdercoat stuff is typically more expensive. I was also looking at getting the wheels anodized but could not find a shop nearby that had good recommendations. For powdercoating you get to select the color and the type of gloss you want.

If you are going basic black (gloss or flat), just look for an industrial place that can do it for you. They typically have the best prices as they will just add your wheels to a batch that they are doing. I was lucky enough here to find a place that someone had already tried to get their wheels powdercoated in and had goo results.
 

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Just found out the color possibilities are endless with powdercoating. But i assume if they had something around like a semi-black it might be less $ than something they had to order in. i am thinking anything over 400-500 bucks is too much?????
 
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