The Lotus Cars Community banner

Anyone spray paint their OEM wheels?

1787 9
Im looking to just freshen them up, I need to sand off some old brake dust that is caked on pretty bad, I wanted to just spay them after. Anyone recommend a good paint?
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
2,642 Posts
I did my wife's wheels, and Rustolem makes a Metal Flake aluminum paint that I REALLY liked. It was literally metal flakes in the paint...at least that is what it looked like. Then a nice clear coat over the top of them with some "bake time" in the sun, and they help up well...until my wife took out a curb. I should point out that I did all four of my wife's 16" wheels for less than $15. The paint was on sale for 2/$6.
 

· Absolute power does what?
Joined
·
3,185 Posts
Like Doge I too had mine powdercoated - I don't think spray paint would hold up or look that great, if you want to go the cheap-o route then I'd look at Plastidip (as mentioned).
 

· Closer than you think
Joined
·
2,222 Posts
Like Doge I too had mine powdercoated - I don't think spray paint would hold up or look that great, if you want to go the cheap-o route then I'd look at Plastidip (as mentioned).
Agree.

For a "freshen-up" Plasti-Dip is at least easily reversible. (IIRC, Plasti-Dip makes a gunmetal color that might look good) For anything permanent go quality/durability with powder coating and infinite color choices.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top