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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?
 

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I had mine powder coated. Wasn't too expensive, I think it was like $65 or $70 a wheel. You could also do plastidip, and if you didn't like it, you could just peel it back off.
 

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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.
 

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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).
 

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I used BBQ flat black with a semi-gloss clear on mine. Been just fine for about three years now.
This year I'm sandblasting and doing something a little more obnoxious.
 

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Yep - if you are gonna spray, just plastidip.
 

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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.
 

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I spray painted my DD winter wheels. It's chipping off, I used the Dupli-color high temp wheel paint, gunmetal grey. Spray paint just doesn't seem durable enough.

I plastidipped (spray can) my windshield wipers on the daily driver, and those have survived 2 winters without a problem. Much more durable...
 

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I just did my winter wheels this week: Plastidipped them matte black and some layers of gold
 
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