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Old 05-05-2012, 12:36 AM
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Painting diying my chrome 18s to black?? advice?

What's up beamerBoyz? I'm debating painting my 18" chrome rims to black because the chrome is deteriorating thanks to break dust and phillys beautiful road salts over the span of the 6 year old Rims... advice on how to paint over chrome and if the chrome can be revived or just buy all new rims???
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:30 AM
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I would use VHT SP183 Satin Black Wheel Paint. VHT primer, the satin black rubbed out to a semi-gloss sheen with a good paintable polish, then finish off with VHT clear coat.




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What's up beamerBoyz? I'm debating painting my 18" chrome rims to black because the chrome is deteriorating thanks to break dust and phillys beautiful road salts over the span of the 6 year old Rims... advice on how to paint over chrome and if the chrome can be revived or just buy all new rims???

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Old 05-05-2012, 02:03 AM
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Thx yeah I definetly will have to take your advice these 18" rims. Will look insane blak considering I'm going 15% tint alll around so my alpine white 325I will have a whole new look going black/white opposed to the white/chrome look. Thx for the advice
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:07 AM
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Go to rimrepaircenter.com and watch some of his videos. He's a local guy in Chicago and from my experience knows his stuff. I think he has a few videos or posts about painting over chrome. From what I remember him saying it is a tough thing to do and very easy to screw up. Check out the site though you may be able to get some good info from there.
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What's up beamerBoyz? I'm debating painting my 18" chrome rims to black because the chrome is deteriorating thanks to break dust and phillys beautiful road salts over the span of the 6 year old Rims... advice on how to paint over chrome and if the chrome can be revived or just buy all new rims???
I want to see the paint that adheres to chrome.

Educated guess: Aftermarket wheels

Available: Re-chroming
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:08 AM
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I don't know anything about all this, but I might look around and see if you can find a small shop that would sand blast your wheels first. What I do know about painting is that surface preparation is absolutely critical.

It would probably be easier to just buy new rims or take your old rims to a place that refinishes rims all the time.
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