Thought I would post up another thread about painting rims, just to give ya'll some options when wanting to spruce up your truck. Been running them like this for a few months now without any chipping... only time will tell.
These aluminum rims were rather beat up, so I decided to use rustoleum hammered texture spray paint. Gives the rims a nice gun color look and helps to cover up all the imperfections in the surface of the rim.
I cleaned up with rims with a tire and rim cleaner from oreillys, then followed up with brake cleaner just to degrease them. Then I taped everything off with masking tape I did not want paint to get on. And this is the end result:
You can see the slight rough surface the hammered texture leaves behind, but I like it. Those silver squares are the original aluminum showing through. You can get even more creative and tape of other parts of the rim and paint them a different color too, but I didn't want to get too crazy. I did play around with painting those squares red, but it started to look a little too homemade and ghetto, so I left them as is.
I finished the paint with a duracolor clear coat that you simply spray on, available at oreillys as well. hopefully the clear coat will help it last longer.
Hope you all enjoyed. Thanks!