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Just ordered up some 28" mega mayhems and while I have the tires off I wanna paint them. Goin over to a buddy's house this weekend. He has a tire machine and a blast cabinet. Any suggestions in how I should paint them? I wanna do gloss black. TIA


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Media blast, sandable primer, high quality paint, three coats of clear. The best thing is to powder coat them the paint doesn't last
 
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Media blast, sandable primer, high quality paint, three coats of clear. The best thing is to powder coat them the paint doesn't last
Should I bake them? And I can't really afford powder coat right now and my paint is all falling off now


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hid high beams
sealed actuator
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2006 400 manual(dads)
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Only if the paint calls for it. Don't bake the clear
 

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Only if the paint calls for it. Don't bake the clear
Ok so if I do bake, do that before I do the clear?


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Racked rad
///airdam clutch kit
hid high beams
sealed actuator
no spark arestor

2006 400 manual(dads)
bone stock runnin strong

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Prep work is crucial. I used duplicolor wheel paint, on mine works pretty well. I went flat black so I didn't clear it. It will hold up ok but you will need some touch up once in a while if you want them looking prefect.
 

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Prep work is crucial. I used duplicolor wheel paint, on mine works pretty well. I went flat black so I didn't clear it. It will hold up ok but you will need some touch up once in a while if you want them looking prefect.
I'm gonna do gloss an it's gonna look like the mud pro 650. So I hope they hold up


2009 550 H1 EFI (mine)
snorkled
Racked rad
///airdam clutch kit
hid high beams
sealed actuator
no spark arestor

2006 400 manual(dads)
bone stock runnin strong

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Ive used rustolium hammer paint in a rattle can. Works pretty good.

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If your using the stock steel wheels, they are power coated from the factory. Silver or the darker gray.
Just rough the up, prime and paint. 2 of my wheelers are done in black and then clear coated. one set of wheels was done 5 or 6 years ago and holding up great. regular automotive base coat / clear coat, Dupont paint. They look great.
 

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Prep is the #1 key. Clean, blasted surface should work well. Its easy enough to mask the tire off to respray the wheel if necessary. I use 2" masking tape to cover the edge of the rim onto the tire all the way around. Then use an exacto knife to cut a line in the tape between the tire and rim bead. scuff and ready to touch up if needed.
 

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Should I bake them? And I can't really afford powder coat right now and my paint is all falling off now

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How much is it around your neck of the woods? My friend had his wheels blasted and powder coated black for $75 last year here in salem, OR. The place that did it has a large kiln. Up to a certain amount of work is just a flat rate. Basically "you want us to turn that kiln on? its going to cost X amount for up to X amount of stuff we can fit in there"
 

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How much is it around your neck of the woods? My friend had his wheels blasted and powder coated black for $75 last year here in salem, OR. The place that did it has a large kiln. Up to a certain amount of work is just a flat rate. Basically "you want us to turn that kiln on? its going to cost X amount for up to X amount of stuff we can fit in there"

I haven't looked into it. Is have to send out. There's not many paint shops locally


2009 550 H1 EFI (mine)
snorkled
Racked rad
///airdam clutch kit
hid high beams
sealed actuator
no spark arestor

2006 400 manual(dads)
bone stock runnin strong

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Ok blasted them today and primed inside and out. Started painting insides. Gonna look sick!



2009 550 H1 EFI (mine)
snorkled
Racked rad
///airdam clutch kit
hid high beams
sealed actuator
no spark arestor

2006 400 manual(dads)
bone stock runnin strong

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Get your self some chrome ITP wheel nuts to set them off!
 

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Get your self some chrome ITP wheel nuts to set them off!
Not a bad idea!! I wish I had money haha


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Racked rad
///airdam clutch kit
hid high beams
sealed actuator
no spark arestor

2006 400 manual(dads)
bone stock runnin strong

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$20 ......
 

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Where can I get them?


2009 550 H1 EFI (mine)
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Racked rad
///airdam clutch kit
hid high beams
sealed actuator
no spark arestor

2006 400 manual(dads)
bone stock runnin strong

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
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