has anyone tried it, does it work well, Pics?
I was going to paint mine the other week, but changed my mind since I offroad a bunch with my truck and was worried about them chipping... but here's a summary I threw together on how to do it:
1) Clean the wheels with dawn dish soap. This will remove any wax or tar that is on the wheels. Remember, the cleaner the wheels the better your paint will turn out!
2) Sand the wheels. Start with 400-500 grit sand paper and work towards 800-1000 grit. Try your best to remove any imperfections in the wheels. The smoother you get them, the nicer it will turn out.
3) Clean the wheels with acetone. Make sure the wheels are completely free of dust or any other foreign objects.
4) Tape off the tires. Use masking tape to tape underneath the wheel lip, then tape newspaper around the tires.
5) Prime the wheels. Spray 2 quick coats of primer with adhesion promoter (primer). Wait 10 minutes between each coat.
6) Spray 3-4 light coats (or until covered) of paint. Wait 10 minutes in between each coat. Use quick motions letting off the paint after each swipe. Make sure you shake the can for at least a minute. This is very important. Also, the more paint that is left in the can, the easier it is to paint.
7) Spray light coats of wheel clear coat on them. Make sure you buy clear coat for wheels or it will turn yellow after awhile. Let each coat dry for 5-10 minutes before the next coat, and apply as many coats as you want (each coat makes a significant difference in shine). Use the same quick motions that you used with the paint.
8) Let wheels dry overnight, the next morning they will be extremely strong and durable. If you are painting the inside of the wheels. This would be the time to flip them over and spray. I do not think that clear coat or primer is needed on the inside of the wheels. The BBQ/Grill paint will be enough.
Step by step video from Duplicolor: