collapse

Donate Flag2GC

Donate to Toys for Tots!
Become a 2018 AZXC Supporting Member just Click the Donate button.

* Calendar

July 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 [21]
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Upcoming Events

* Newest Member

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 18
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
goto AZXC

Go To AZXC

goto AZTC

GoTo AZFC

GoTo AZPC

Forum Chatbox

Refresh History
  • pinchel (Rob): Found one!
    Today at 01:14:19 PM
  • pinchel (Rob): Anyone know a massage therapist who would be willing to donate their time at Flag2GC?
    July 09, 2018, 05:02:37 PM
  • pinchel (Rob): We're in the the last month before Flag2GC!
    July 01, 2018, 07:51:18 AM
  • pinchel (Rob): not sure why you cant post
    June 24, 2018, 01:16:17 PM
  • roadrash76: Oh yeah I have a new E-Class, but that was a trade for my Lexus.  The Xterra was just a flat out sale for cash.
    June 22, 2018, 02:59:52 PM
  • Thupertrooper (Victor): Well I just figured out who you were and rumor has it you got a sweet Mercedes lol
    June 21, 2018, 07:14:42 PM
  • roadrash76: I can't post an ad here.  No matter how many times I try.
    June 21, 2018, 04:23:52 PM
  • roadrash76: Nothing.  I just sold it.  Wanted the cash.
    June 21, 2018, 04:17:20 PM
  • Thupertrooper (Victor): Gotcha. That a shame about the Xterra though what you replace it with?
    June 21, 2018, 05:16:26 AM
  • roadrash76: Yes Vic, exactly that
    June 20, 2018, 07:01:00 PM
  • Thupertrooper (Victor): Extended as in stock R180 to titan swap length?
    June 19, 2018, 12:16:56 PM
  • roadrash76: The CV axles are extended axles
    June 18, 2018, 06:51:57 PM
  • roadrash76: $500 OBO
    June 18, 2018, 06:36:24 PM
  • PitSnipe (Kyle): How much?
    June 17, 2018, 06:05:47 PM
  • Thupertrooper (Victor): Perfect for anybody titan swapping or trail spares
    June 16, 2018, 02:12:48 PM
  • roadrash76: I have Titan CV axles and Lower CA's I no longer need
    June 15, 2018, 07:17:05 PM
  • roadrash76: I sold my 2014 Xterra PRO 4X
    June 15, 2018, 07:16:29 PM
  • xterra07: link: [link]
    June 15, 2018, 11:14:28 AM
  • xterra07: P0448 - I think that was the code on my 2007 that kept appearing 5-10 times a year, I cleared it with ODBC II software. Mechanic said it effects emissions but I passed emissions with it.
    June 15, 2018, 11:11:45 AM
  • Desertrunner2169: Has anyone ever seen the code P0448 in a code reader
    June 14, 2018, 10:22:19 PM
GoTo RockAuto Vinyltats Nissan Accessories & Parts at CARiD.com
Combat Wipes The Scrubblade Advantage
CVT Tents and Awnings Nissan Accessories & Parts at CARiD.com Nissan Accessories & Parts at CARiD.com

Author Topic: Stealth Wheels?  (Read 2439 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jo-BOB

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 327
Stealth Wheels?
« on: April 10, 2013, 01:22:17 AM »
has anyone stealthed their wheels?

Offline Rev

  • Rev
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 408
  • Gender: Male
  • Rev Rev, Vroom Vroom
    • StreetQuest
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

Offline remo1991(Brent)

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
  • Gender: Male
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.
T-swap / Snorkel

Offline Hammer (Avi)

  • Club President
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1844
  • Gender: Male
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. 
PRG Advanced lift
Xoskel Sliders and Roof Rack
Full skids

Offline Jo-BOB

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 327
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?

Offline Hammer (Avi)

  • Club President
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1844
  • Gender: Male
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. 
PRG Advanced lift
Xoskel Sliders and Roof Rack
Full skids

Offline sunny1881

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 541
  • Gender: Male
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.

Shift_Decimate

  • Guest
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.




Offline Slapshotking09

  • Board of Directors
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 760
  • Gender: Male
Re: Stealth Wheels?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 08:00:01 PM »
How well does plastidip hold up against rocks/tree branches?

Shift_Decimate

  • Guest
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.

Offline Jo-BOB

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 327
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.

11Pro4X

  • Guest
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!

Offline 07offroadx

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 77
  • Gender: Male
  • At Cliff's edge
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.
Prepare for the worst; Hope for the best.

Offline Jo-BOB

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 327
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!

shoesandsocks

  • Guest
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.

 



Copyright ©2015 Arizona Xterra Club The Nissan names, logos and slogans are registered trademarks of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd and is no way affiliated with this site. All posts are the property of the posters and are not the responsibility of the Arizona Xterra Club, it's affiliates, web hosts or associated companies.