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Post by BOUGIEPROJECTS on June 25th 2010, 8:29 pm

Hi Everyone Smile

I have a 2000 Astro - and decided that I will Spray the original Mags using a silver or Hammered color.

My question is - what technique did you use to do your mags with success? Project? Technique?

I am just thinking about sanding what rust is there, priming with either Tremclad or Carrostop and then
shooting with whatever carpaint in a can I like that looks silver enough - even metallic.

I belive most car paints in a can already contains a clearcoat - but what do you guys think and do?

Thanks for the tips in advance Smile
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Post by JimVonBaden on June 25th 2010, 9:16 pm

If it were me, I would paint them with silver Rustolium. The color is good, and the finish will hold up. I assume you are painting steel wheels, and not aluminum/magnesium?

Sand them smooth, then right on them with the paint. Clean them really well, and carefully mask off, or remove, the tires.

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Post by raggmann on April 16th 2011, 8:42 pm

There is an aerosol "wheel paint" on the market,another option is "rebuilder grey".
They both look like freshly sandblasted steel when dry.
If you use the steel wheel paint I suggest using an aerosol clear over it. It's fairly pourus and will start to rust through the paint.
I've used it on wheels,engine parts,trim ,etc will great results.
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Post by Jim G on June 25th 2011, 3:56 pm

Kind of late adding to this post but here is what I have done in the past with great results. I had a set of Crager mags that the chrome was ruined on. I blasted the surface to get rid of the rust and rough up what was left of the chrome finish. after that I masked and painted the "spoke" area of the rim with Cast Blast paint and did the outer part of teh rim with Aluma Blast. I did a few coats of each color and that was it. Not sealer or clear coat and they looked great for years until I sold the car. I was going for the Torque Thrust D look.
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Post by cac1967 on June 25th 2011, 6:03 pm

Bet those looked great!! my dad has two set's of fenton wheels ,they look like a torque thrust d,the spokes are narrower ,great looking wheels !! From what I know they stopped making those wheel' s in the early 70's.
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Post by cac1967 on June 25th 2011, 6:07 pm

I would use the rustoleum high heat aluminum paint with high heat clear coat in the spray can , I painted the magnums on my fastback with those paint's with fantastic result's!!
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Post by retired plumber on June 25th 2011, 6:14 pm

^ What cac1967 said works for me also.
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