Rustoleum bed liner on rims

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  1. CWR33

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    Now before you guys give me hell about the search function. I did look this up and only found one guy who did it on his 80 series. But I was wondering if anyone has done it on a Hundy. I know that you can powder cost them but the rustolem is a whole lot cheaper. But the main thing I'm wondering is how it looks as it ages.
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  2. petrotk40

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    I think there are better spray paints to use for painting wheels. I know someone used appliance epoxy but many others have just used regular duplicolor/rustoleum. There is a whole mess of threads on painting wheels.

    I would think that the bedliner might cause some balancing issues?

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    http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/258506-buy-me-some-spray-paint-what-happens.html

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/467371-another-black-wheel-thread.html

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/419996-painting-wheels.html

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/466473-painting-wheel-what-color.html

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/search.php?searchid=8987748
     
  3. rusty_tlc

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    Bed liner fades pretty fast unless it is the professional stuff. If you have them professionally done you might as well go with powder coat.


    I use appliance epoxy on almost anything that will be exposed to UV and subject to abuse. It holds up very well, I have stuff I painted three years ago that still looks new after being outdoors 24/7.
     
  4. 2000UZJ

    2000UZJ Where's My Hammer?

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    I would advise not to put bedliner on the rims. Sure people have done it, but most likely would have balancing issues soon after it the coats are not even. That and I'm not sure it would look good on a LX.
     
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    I love that paint, it's probably my favorite rattle-can paint available on the shelf -- but I don't think I'd put it on my wheels. I doubt you'll get balancing issues with this paint, it's texture is fairly low-profile, like skateboard grip tape, and less like stucco/rhino liner.

    It holds up OK, pretty much average or slightly above, for a spray paint and does OK in the sun. I like it because of the texture and have used it on many projects and different surfaces. The armor on my PU has been sitting outside 24/7 for 2yrs now and it's not really "faded" - but instead looks faded because the texture holds dirt quite well (when cleaned it looks fine to me). Obviously it'll also scratch off when you hit a rock like any other paint or powder coating will. I've also painted 2 motorcycles with it and it looks pretty good since those tend to be kept clean and un-scratched.

    As for wheels, I don't think I'd use it there because it's a place where you're actually going to see the gouging when it gets scraped off on a rock or curb, unlike the bottom edge of a bumper/sliders that you don't really see it. Even though the grit/texture in the paint will somewhat blend surfaces, it won't do that great of a job when you're trying to blend bare metal with 2-3 coats of textured paint.
     
  7. CWR33

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    Yeah I was kind of thinking the same thing. In regards to the balancing issue but a buddy of mine did it to his tahoe and it was fine. It's not as heavy as you would think. In fact the guy who did it to his 80 said its more like powder coat than anything else. But I'll definitely check out the links you guys included.


    Thanks
     
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    This is what the 80 series rims that I was talking about look like. It doesnt seem to add much bulk at all.
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  9. 99toylc

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    Since you asked...
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    And one more for a good measure...
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  11. CWR33

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    So you did the bed liner?
     

  12. 99toylc

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    Yes this is the bedliner from a spray can by rustoleum.Pics are of my truck, but I did this on my friends 4Runner over a year ago and exept for a couple of touch ups (after wheel balancing) it held up well.The key to long lasting coat I think is in scuffing clear coat of original finish and cleaning / degrasing it right before painting.
     
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  13. Liam

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    i used appliance epoxy and it was perfect. you can pick some up at Home Depot. there is a thread about it that Liam started.

    here it is.

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/278453-painting-your-rims-step-step-pics.html
     
  14. CWR33

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    So what did you doto protect your emblems when you did the bed liner?
     
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    painters tape and exacto knife
     
  16. CWR33

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    I should have known that.
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  17. petrotk40

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    no worries, it's in a painting thread I read a while back
     
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    I nocked the melted pieces of plastic from mounting prongs on the inside of cap and pulled the sombreros off. When done with paiting put them back in and dropped a dab of glue to help keeping them in.
     
  19. Mxndrnks

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    I did the same...
     
  20. 99toylc

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    All great minds think alike :idea: ;)
     

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