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Offline Jo-BOB

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Stealth Wheels?
« on: April 10, 2013, 01:22:17 AM »
has anyone stealthed their wheels?

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 08:05:48 AM »
Not on my X, but I've blacked out the steelies on an old chevy. I think they look really cool that way.

I used the card trick and for some texture you can use spray on bedliner like Rustoleum brand.

With the wheel off the truck just take a bunch of index cards like the kind you would normally write presentation notes on, and shove them between the wheel and tire on the narrow side so they kind of flower out, but try and overlap them so they leave no space between them. Then just spray on the paint or bedliner so you get it on the wheel and not the tire.

It'll come out looking awesome ;D

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 08:18:25 AM »
Are they steel or aluminum ? Avi's got some for sale on the F/S page and has some pic's. Also if you look at some of the members build page there are a lot i.e. hatter_zxy and abousu just to name a few.
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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 11:42:32 AM »
I did, I recommend doing a light sand on the wheels before spraying.  A lot of people have done without, but it will generally chip over time. 
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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 12:16:11 PM »
How long generally do I want to let them dry for before throwing them back on the x?

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 01:07:34 PM »
As long as possible, even letting them sit outside under the sun will help.  That said, I couldn't just leave my tires off for days so mine dried about 4 hours and were ok.  Just be careful installing, the paint will be fragile. 
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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 03:52:40 PM »
Overnight would be sufficient, do it in the afternoon, let them dry overnight and reinstall in the am.

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 07:07:25 PM »
I used plastidip on mine, looks good and holds up to a pressure washer.

I used cards the first time I did this but u can peel/scrub off the stuff if it gets on ur tires.

Depending on how many coats u apply ( I recommend 3 minimum ) they can be dry and ready
to install in bout 4-6 hrs.




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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 08:00:01 PM »
How well does plastidip hold up against rocks/tree branches?

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 09:27:24 PM »
How well does plastidip hold up against rocks/tree branches?

A light coat vs rock= re-coat, heavy coat vs rock= unknown to me currently.

Its liquid rubber basically and easy to spot fix, cheaper to fix up than regular paint IMO.

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 10:55:30 PM »
So would this be do able on mod day? I live on campus at a university so I dont have the space or tools to be able to do this until I move home which is in idaho.

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 11:13:04 PM »
Nope no painting in my yard!  We can add remove parts but no painting!

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 01:27:11 AM »
I plastidipped my wheels and the deep sand at sycamore and rocks really messed it up. Wasn't easy to cover up because the stuff just keeps peeling off and if you just spray over it you will see where the old stuff was compared to the new. Although I did not sand my wheels down first cause it was just to see how my X looked with the black and red wheels. I suggest the sanding and bedloiner coating.
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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 08:24:55 AM »
Nope no painting in my yard!  We can add remove parts but no painting!

haha That answers my question for if I will be doing the mod soon or not. It was just a thought. But I'm excited for mod day. I got my springs and coilovers in the mail a couple days ago!

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Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 10:41:19 AM »
I paint alot of wheels i use engine enamel the ceramic will give it a really nice gloss unless u get a flat color but it is extremly tough on the drift cars i had painted them on i never had a problem with them scratching after having multiple sets of tires mounted on them just another option for u.