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Z71 rims

Did a little paint job to make the stock rims a bit nicer

Z71 rims

Postby camfire87 [OP] » Mar 14 2012, 6:12am

Howdy all,

When I got my truck home on day 1 I knew it needed a little dressing up, and I decided to start with the wheels.I painted them up to match the truck a little better (I think). My first step was getting some acrylic craft paint and just using a brush to do a few test runs to see what I liked. Then after about 8 hours worth up agonizing taping I finally did them for real. The paint I ended up using is actually a self priming epoxy that's meant for chassis and rollbars and stuff like that, so I figured it would work pretty good on the rims. (So far the car wash hasn't taken any of it off, so that's a good sign...

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When I finally get a nice day here where I can get the truck washed and still make it home clean I'll get a picture of what they look like on the truck.
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby 08SierraOH » Mar 14 2012, 12:49pm

Nice job! I've been looking at those rims to possibly put on my Sierra, however the center cap never looks right to me. What you did seems to bring them together IMO.
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby Rottie » Mar 14 2012, 2:31pm

Looks great! Almost makes them look like aftermarket wheels.
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby #32 » Mar 14 2012, 2:50pm

Your rims look great! 8 Hours well spent.
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby MadHatter » Mar 14 2012, 3:36pm

good job man!! im not a big fan of after market rims on trucks but some of the factory OEM stuff lacks in design.. you have def. made these look better... maybe GM will see this an start making it an option.
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby ant_mb » Mar 15 2012, 2:46am

That is awesome! I like it so much that I'm going to have mine done summit white by a local paint shop.
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby camfire87 [OP] » Mar 15 2012, 2:54am

I can agree that the centercap never looked quite right, but it seems to blend in a little better with the extra black around it. I think a person could pretty much paint them up this way with a colour matched to the truck and it'd look great. My best piece of advice though, is if you can afford it, let somebody else do it because damn was that ever a pain to tape off.
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Postby Rainbow1616 » Mar 15 2012, 3:05am

Wow turned out Great!
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby zandron263 » Mar 15 2012, 3:18am

Those look really good nice work I may want to try that myself
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Re: Z71 rims

Postby grainwater1122 » Mar 15 2012, 4:30am

i really like that but I have a red truck. I don't know how well that would look if i did it in red to match but the black would look neat. What are you using to clean your rims with and not damage them?
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