Painted wheels, ran into some problems - help! - Scion tC Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Painted wheels, ran into some problems - help!

First time painting the wheels... and I kind of screwed up this first set of two wheels I did. I think they look *ALRIGHT*, but I definitely need to touch them up. I love the color, but not so much the paint spots. >_<

Here are some images of the finished product:




How should I correct these spots? It's from where the spray paint can dripped...

Should I wet sand these once the paint has dried? Do I just start over in the particular spot I sanded (primer x3, color x4, clear x2)? Should I just sand the whole thing and do it all over?

Not sure how to proceed at this point! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!
nate38724 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 01:45 AM
Ignorance-intolerant
 
Candlejack13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monroe, MI
Posts: 7,694
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

To start, painting anything is all about prep work.

1. Clean clean clean the crap out of the wheels. Degreaser then dish soap.
2. Wetsand FIRST. Rough up your surface so it's a matte-look. Then clean the rims AGAIN to remove dust from sanding. Then get ready to paint.
3. Tape off stuff/get some index cards
4. Start off with a light coat of paint. By light I mean you're not even fully changing the color of the surface yet, just enough to get a light dusting
5. Do heavier coats until you see the full color. Your last coat should be heavy--wet looking--but not too crazy as to create runs.
6. Let them bake in the sun or throw them somewhere they aren't going to get dirty (grass clippings in your paint will make you want to jump off a bridge). Give them ample time to dry before you stick them back on. If you don't have time to do all four rims and let them sit, jack up one side of the car, support with jack stands, and do two rims at a time. Looks weird but your finish will last longer.

Your finish shouldn't need a wetsand/buff after it's done. If you did your work right it should turn out great. I never even used clear coat when I painted any rims.

Looking at your "paint can drip spots" you're going to have to redo the whole wheel. Sand it and paint again. Try painting the wheel upright instead of laying on the ground, that way your can isn't hovering over the top of your rim.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<<Click for old tC Pic Thread
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Candlejack13 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-10-2019, 05:43 PM
Newbie
 
Vados Pendos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

I think it's better to redo
Vados Pendos is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 04:05 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Why do you paint discs?
slorrius is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome