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FJC factory wheels to Rockstar conversion....rattle can style!

Posted 04-10-2008 at 04:20 PM by NorCalCruiser

So I did not like the machined alloy wheels that my FJC came with. I did however like the style and saw what I thought needed to be done. I decided to paint my wheels, although I know this has been posted here before...this is just a slight variation that in my mind, looks really cool. I started by removing all the wheels and tires. I then took my time using the conventional 1" masking tape to [U]carefully[U]mask around the wheel. I worked my way up about 2"-3" above the wheel lip. I scored some of my wifes plastic wrap and wrapped the entire tire down to my tape line.....No chance of getting paint on them! I first applied brake clean to the wheel and wiped it off thoroughly. Then I used an auto body scuffing sponge to scuff the just need to make sure that all shine on the wheel is eliminated, Be patient.....I am the type of person that wants everything yesterday!!, so this part was a little tedious. After scuffing, I wiped the wheel again with brake clean....then proceeded to place the little circular pricing dots from an office supply store over the factory indentations, or dimples. The next step was spraying down 4 coats of etching primer in black, starting with very thin coats and holding the can about 8" away..I made sure it was uniform and solid black everywhere. Let sit for an hour.....After checking an inconspicuous spot to make sure it was dry, I started appliying "Krylon Satin Black Wheel Paint" Untill desired result was achieved...4 coats worked well for me. Everyone said they appear similar to the "KMC Rockstars" only 6 spoke.I am Happy with the results, it took about 2 hours a wheel, $48.00 in paint, a dirty look from the wife (for taking her plastic wrap), and roughly a 12 pack of Corona....Ice cold of course
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    smalls's Avatar
    That turned out really well!

    Great looking rig!
    Posted 04-13-2008 at 10:36 PM by smalls smalls is offline
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    tmaxxgod4's Avatar
    NOW thats slick!

    I wonder how it would look if the toyota logo was unpainted (not the cap just the logo)

    Well AWSOME job and it turned out fantastic
    Posted 04-14-2008 at 01:42 PM by tmaxxgod4 tmaxxgod4 is offline
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    tibaal89's Avatar
    Oh that is F'ing brilliant!! Looks awesome...
    Posted 10-29-2008 at 12:10 AM by tibaal89 tibaal89 is offline
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