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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 07, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question Restoring 69 SS Wheels

What is the best way to repaint the Magnum style SS wheels? I bought a stencil kit from Eastwood, but when I laid out the pieces they don't match up perfectly with the indentations of the wheel. I have painted the wheels the Argent silver, now just need to do the black inserts. I am guessing I will have to mask off each one. I have the paint from Eastwood as well. I would like to hear from anyone who has done this before. Thanks Ed
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 07, 10:54 AM
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Re: Restoring 69 SS Wheels

Sir, I have SS wheels too ... I chose to have them powdered coated rather than painting them ... Of course the argent silver ... I was so impressed on how they looked after being powdered coated with their SS caps and trim rings, I am hesitating to paint the black on them ... However, if I do paint them, I would most certainly get some actual body shop green masking tape and then tediously mask them (no stencil kit) ... Scuff the areas to be painted with a scuff pad and then use that charcoal grey/black ratlle can paint ... I would ensure the paint is enamel as it is a tougher paint ... bake the paint on in the oven if you can, if not allow the sun to bake the fresh paint for sometime ... Kevin
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 07, 04:02 PM
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Re: Restoring 69 SS Wheels

Well here's what I had used, I bought the blue masking tape from home depot, masked the five spots and masked newspaper around the outer part of the rim. don't forget to tape the holes on the back side
you will get over spray from the front. If your spraying the whole rim, spray the charcoal gray first and let dry a few days. remember never rush or you will get a crappy paint job and everyone will notice!

Yes I also had the rims powder coated to make it neater and new looking, just expensive if you go to the wrong place! just remember if you paint a bare rim use a good etching primer and don't forget to let it dry at least 24 hours! and BTW use the groundup brand charcoal gray spray, it looks better.
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