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    I do a lot of painting at the house. Mostly gear, small fab parts and things of that nature. So I got bored when I was swapping tires and got ahold of a set of Chrysler Liberty rims. They are the same bolt pattern, just an inch taller to fit the tires I got for a great deal. I decided to spank them up a bit and painted them. If you are going to do this, after a VERY good scrubbing with simple green, followed by Dawn dish soap, then rubbed down with rubbing alcohol, use a self etching primer. I shot 3 light coats of that, sanded it down a bit to smooth it out, and then shot 4 coats of gloss black, followed by 2 light coats of clear. Verdict? (All pics of the primered wheels are pre tire swap. The final is post swap.)
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    So how did the rims end up Green if you used 4 coats of gloss Black?

    They do look good. That is pretty spiffy.
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    It's from my Doc Magic! I should take a better pic away from my lawn, but i always forget.

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    Nice job Doc!

    gives me an idea for future shoes for Bessie........?
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    Looks good
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    look pretty good, some more rock rash and I'll be ready for that LOL.
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    nice looking, and dam thats some green grass

    Instead of rubbing alcohol I use a can of greese/wax remover pain prep from napa and some tacky clothes to wipe down, saves on the sanding later some.
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    Nice work. It definitely all about the prep and those wheels of yours look great. I worked in an aircraft paint shop for awhile and we used rubbing alcohol to prep primed surfaces for paint, but were always careful to COMPLETELY wipe all the alcohol residue off to prevent causing a dull funky looking haze on the final product. (keep in mind we were also using single stage paint) The tack cloths are also a great product especially for larger jobs. I am lazy and cheap nowadays, so for small stuff, I just blast it with the air hose instead. Also, a (clean) green scotch brite pad works wonders for scuffing up a smooth painted surface prior to painting as long as there are no chips or trash to sand out...
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    Look pretty nice, must be a really green lawn

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    This is what my grass actually looks like. I don't know why it reflected so strangely though.
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