Painting land cruiser mags

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 08, 2011 at 22:45
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Can you paint or coat land cruiser 200 alloy mags . I am keen to paint mine grey and not sure how to go about???
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Reply By: Mike L - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2011 at 23:34

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2011 at 23:34
G'Day Ray,
If they're factory finish they may have a clearcote on them. I would look at having them glass bead blasted then get them powdercoated. You won't recognise them as the same wheels. Price the powdercoaters in your area as prices vary a bit for the same work.
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Reply By: Member - Wayne D (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 01:08

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 01:08
Had the wife's Audi mag wheels touched up by Tempe Tyres, apparenty they are painted, came back like new. Cost $125 per wheel. So guess your cruiser whells could be repainted another colour but as entioned they probably have a clear cote on them that would need to be removed.
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Reply By: Muntoo - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 13:45

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 13:45
Fella at work had his 76 series mags powdercoated, and reckons he would never do it again. Nuts keep coming loose, and was very expensive.

Will just get them painted next time he said.

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Reply By: Member - Albert (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 19:10

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 19:10
I've started to paint the alloy's on my 100 series.

It's a biatch but so worth while.

First step is to sand them down. This I achieved with 120 grit sand paper. You can probably use one of the wire brush attachments on a drill to save yourself some blisters. After the 120 I finished with a 400 to make sure that the surface was nice and smooth.

I then washed and degreased the rims to make sure there were no sticky bits left. Used K&H Etch Primer (About 3 coats) after leaving to dry sanded again but with 600 grit then washed and degrease again.

VHT makes a great wheel paint that's also temp rated so if you find the right colour (repco/autobarn) you can go ahead and get some colour on. I did about five coats here but all very light. Sanded again with 1000 grit to get any last bumps away. After leaving it for a few days to cure and washing again just before, I used the same brand clear coat - the results are amazing

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Follow Up By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 19:31

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 at 19:31
+1 on the VHT wheel paint.

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