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Painting Rims- Possible or not?

The rims on my car have a lil curb rash and a few of them are starting to lose some paint. Is it possible to repaint rims? If so, is it something that can be done by me or does it have to be professionally done? Is there a certain kind of paint that must be used? If you know anything about this at all, please post- i need some help asap!
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its pretty much the same as painting anything else.. all depends if u know what your doing, and all the prep work, personally i would never paint my own rims, and another point is.. a shop will charge you 150(estimate) per rim.. and at those prices, you can allmost buy a new set for that price

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I'm having mine redone. My darling wife put some rash on them last summer and the finish or clear coat was coming off. Unfortunately it's not a good idea to do it yourself unless you have a CNC machine, a sand blaster and a powder coat shop or professional paint booth.

I'm getting mine done for $100 CAD a rim which includes bringing all the wheels to true balance, lathing all road rash and adding new 'beads' as well as sand blasting the old finish and powder coating or painting the new finish as well as a new clear coat.

Your other choice would be to get new aftermarket rims. There are plenty out there and even BMW replica rims. You can see a few at or even check this sites classifieds.

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