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Offline klaussk

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painting rally rims
« on: April 24, 2011, 07:10:06 PM »
I have the stock 15 inch rally wheels on my 85 stepside. I have the beauty rings on it. There not in the best shape but i used some mothers mag wheel polish on them and they shined up nicely. The actual wheel isn't so pretty. I have been thinking about painting the black. But not sure how it will look. has anyone tried this. If so let me see some pics.
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Offline rwhit57

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 08:39:08 PM »
It's a personal preference thing, but I don't like the factory rallyes painted black. I paint mine with a Duplicolor spray paint, the color is Steel Wheels. It's very close to the factory gray/silver and holds up good. I paint the backs semi-gloss black like they did from the factory.
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Offline slammed79

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 01:54:11 AM »
I personally love the look of a semi-gloss black ralley, especially if the beauty rings are nice and shiny. Go with what you feel though man
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Offline PromiseKeeper

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 07:12:12 AM »
I did a set of black rallys in a tan truck once and thought it looked sharp. I guess it depends on if you want the original look or want to customize a bit. The one I'm doing now is a darker brown and wondering what gold would look like? Mine aren't true rallys. I have dog dish hubcaps and added beauty rings and I kinda like that look too. Thats the beauty of paint... they make more everyday if ya dint like the way it looks!
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Offline Tazman

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 07:32:00 PM »
I had a brown step side several years ago and painted the ralley's gold looked pretty good.Now a days I am keeping mine stock silver,it looks best with the red.
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Offline screamin86

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 09:18:42 PM »
I've got the rallys painted black on my truck and I like the look. I can't really post any pictures now since I'm on ly phone but if you search around I've got some good ones of my truck with them on here somewhere.
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Offline PromiseKeeper

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 07:36:03 AM »
your signature pic looks good screamin. Someone with a bit more computer saavy than me could post a pic of a truck that we could change the colors of the truck and wheels to get a preview perhaps?
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Offline captain carnage

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 12:06:54 AM »
I've done my rallys black twice now, and I think it looks super sharp when the caps and rings are all polished up. I just use black wheel paint.
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Offline gotsmeuhh350

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 02:06:28 AM »
im about to do my rims black, and if you really want the paint to last, go to home depot and get
appliance expoxy paint or something of the sort, i cant quite remember what its called, as i may have drank a bit much. lol.
but i know it lasts a long time and its durable.
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Offline gotsmeuhh350

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011, 11:07:10 PM »
thats exactly what i did to mine.  :)

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Offline rainman15

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Re: painting rally rims
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 07:57:48 AM »
I have the stock 15 inch rally wheels on my 85 stepside. I have the beauty rings on it. There not in the best shape but i used some mothers mag wheel polish on them and they shined up nicely. The actual wheel isn't so pretty. I have been thinking about painting the black. But not sure how it will look. has anyone tried this. If so let me see some pics.

I used a can of spray paint I bought at Advance over in Deep Creek called Rustoleum "Hammered", which looks very close to original color, but it has a nice very subtle texture and color variation that really makes them catch your eye when you look closely. 

BUT, the durability is not there.  I figure by this time next year I'll strip them and go buy some lacquer and do them with the proper product for the job next time. 

I can't find my pictures now so obviously this post is worthless.  Sorry. 
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