Best spray paint for rims?

Old Aug 10, 2012, 09:55 AM
Evolved Member
iTrader: (4)
nekkidlad's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,064
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CrAnSwIcK View Post
flex pipes don't last long, as soon as they rust out, they fall apart, and you can't see it cause it's only the steal braid, lol...then you have pieces of rusty steel clogging the cat..
all thats left of mine is the actual flex pipe, luckily no holes or leaks yet tho, just a loud rattle...the braid is gone and the end rings are gone...also the downpipe and cat heatshields are rotted off, the header heat shield rotted off 2 of the 3 bolt holes so i removed it...i do have the starter heat shield still on but i had to rig it to keep it on....(found several of the largest possible washers i could find and some longer bolts, and sandwiched the shield between 2 washers, but the bolts were too long so i have like 2 nuts as "spacers" between the bolt head and the'nt find washers big enough for the header shield tho)

(ps dont mean to jack the
nekkidlad is offline  
Old Aug 16, 2012, 06:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you want a good, long lasting finish you should either sand down the wheels (or media blast them if you can). Use some self etching primer to adhere to the bare metal, and then use a paint that is designed for use on wheels. Then use a clear coat layer to help give it some gloss (or matte if you want), and to help seal & protect the paint.

I have used the Rust-Oleum (both self etching primer & wheels paint), and when prepped properly, they comes out looking fantastic.

It can easily be done for under $50, and takes a day or two when done properly.
ijm5012 is offline  
Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:03 AM
BlueLightning12's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Middle River, MD
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I actually had a similar question so I'm gonna post here... Have a set of black/red Katana rims and one of them got curbed. It has a black matte finish and some of the color was damaged by an orange curb. The person driving didn't realize the curb was so close to the wheel. So I want to avoid buying another rim and would like to fix it. Any recommendations for that?? (How to prep, where to go to get the paint, etc.) First time having to do a repair like this and not sure where to start. Thanks!
BlueLightning12 is offline  
Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:10 AM
Evolved Member
iTrader: (14)
itsmrrizz2you's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: queens
Posts: 655
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Vht has a line of rim paint that iv used gloss no gloss and colors from black to purple. It is excellent paint and iv painted Evo wheels that haven't chipped in over 2 years
itsmrrizz2you is offline  
Old Sep 27, 2018, 05:16 AM
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a experience of many years in this paint industry. I've suggested some spray paint for your car rims which have good quality and more customer reviews.

1. Dupli-Color ESHD10007 Shadow Chrome Black-out Coating Kit
2. Performance Corvettes DYC Plasti Dip Aerosol Spray Can
3. Rust-Oleum 248929 Automotive Wheel Spray Paint
tanhar020 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Evo General
Jun 7, 2011 08:23 PM
EvoM Newbie / FAQs Forum
Jun 7, 2010 08:52 AM
Evo X General
Mar 27, 2009 10:07 AM
Lancer How To Requests / Questions / Tips
Feb 21, 2008 08:53 PM
04-06 Lancer Ralliart Show & Shine
Sep 23, 2004 02:42 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Best spray paint for rims?

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.