man unless you want it to look like garbage, then use a rattle can. Get them professionally painted at an auto paint/body shop. Even then its marginal with road wear. If you really want to do it correctly, get them powder coatedI'm in North York (yonge/lawrence area)
Just got a '04 black y package ele.. lovin' it. Watch for it
Want to transform my tires, get the rims painted black. Anyone doing this or know where i can get it done?
Love that Army rugged look.
steelies are for the wineven cheaper way , spray with plastic surface prep adhesive , and don't wash them ever , they will turn a nice brake dust dark hue in a week or two , rotflmao , serious , save your rims ( assume they are cast ) and get black steel rims from a auto parts store ....
dude, sanding with 2000 grit will definately let the paint peel right off. Standard grit before laying paint is 600 grit, with no more than 800. 2000 is what you use to rub out paint to color sand it for buffing.umm there's a couple of ways to paint your rims
1. get poly stripper and spray it on, leave it, then get a scrapper, and scrap off the paint/clear coat
2. after its all scrapped off, then get sand paper
500 grit, then 1000, then 1500, then 2000.
3. sand it down good
4. then get playing cards, stick them between the edge of the rim and tire
5. throw a couple layers of primer, sand it with 2000, then go with your choice of colour and paint a couple more layers on it.
6. after that's done, then if you like, get clear coat, and spray 5-6 coats of clear to protect it.
7. wait for dry
you shouldnt have any problems if you take care of them because you had them professionally done. Its the ones who use rattle can that have issues. Rattle can paint and automotive paint are two totally different things, especially in rattle can clear.I have mine OEM rims painted and they are holding up...I got them professionally painted...you can always search on Youtube.
Are you talking about Impera Body and Paint?
$300 is a bunch of dough but you have to consider all of the factors. To try and get nice aftermarket wheels in black will most likely cost more than $300. If you aren't a professional painter and try to do it yourself, the look and durability probably won't be very good. The powder coating is supposed to be very durable for a long time. To each their own, but this was what made the most sense to me. Not to mention, I feel that it totally transformed the look of my "E" for the better. I could have done 1 wheel a month too to ease the expense a bit.looks good, but $300 is mucho...