Painting wheels before new tires ok?

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I was thinking about painting my wheels this weekend, but am in the market for new tires fairly soon. If I paint then now, would the mounting process of new tires scratch up the fresh wheels to where I should just wait?
For info: I was going to strip the wheels and light sand, plus a primer, then a matte black spray paint, not powdercoating them at the moment.
 
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it is spray paint...........so if they scratch em, psssssssssssssssssst and their fixed.

the paint doesnt really stick to rubber or you can mask or do a soap schmear on the rubber if you want.
 
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did it to mine before new tires,cant tell that the old man even touched em rattle can gloss black brake dust mattees em for me
 
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You just need someone with a rim clamp versus a standard tire changer...the rim clamp really doesn't touch the lip of the wheel and create any damage. I agree with the above posts...if you rattle can them, you can EASILY touch them up...light sanding, re-spray and you're good to go.

Too bad you guys don't live in my area (Elkhart, Indiana) we have a local powdercoater that is extremely affordable...custom colors, no set up charge and aluminum wheels are $5-10 each.
 

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