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The Best Way to Repaint Jeep Wheels

by Charityk

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A good way to make your Jeep appealing is to repaint it.  Jeeps that are used for off-road driving and the wheels tend to look worn out after some few years. This is because off-road driving involves driving in the mud and water or around rocks. This cause scratches and surface rust on the Jeep wheels.

Even though you do proper maintenance of your wheels, repainting them makes wheels look new again.  Anyone can repaint the wheels and get positive results. Repainting Jeep Wheels takes some few hours using materials from an auto parts store.

The first thing is removing the Jeep wheels in pairs. Untie the lug nuts on the front wheels and lift the jeep with a car lift. Ensure the jack is securely standing on the vehicle. Lower the Jeep lifts until an equal weight is distributed between the lift and jack stands.

Use the 400-grit sandpaper to sand the Wheels, rub as if you are washing the Jeep. Ensure you keep the sandpaper wet the entire time. Use water from a bucket or running water hose pipe. The water is usually used to keep build-up of the old paint from scratching into the surface of the wheel. Sand the surface until the wheel feels smooth to the hand. Remove any rough spots and any scratches or surface rust.

After removing the dirt apply degreaser. Once applied, wash the Jeep wheel off with water. Allow the wheel ample time to dry completely. Apply masking tape on the tires sidewall and also around the tire’s valve stem this is to limit the overspray from the paint. Ensure that no parts of the wheel are masked. Use the adhesive promoter and spray the primer in light thin coats so that it fills all parts of the wheel. Each coat should be sprayed within 2 to 3 minutes and let it dry.

Use the 1200-grit sand paper and wipe the Jeep wheel down. Sand down any areas which were contaminated. If necessary, you can reapply the primer. Wash this area with water after final sanding. Then, use rubbing alcohol and a cloth to clean the entire area.

Finally, you spray the wheel with colour coat rim paint. Apply two to three light coats, this limits dripping of the paint. Ensure you keep the nozzle eight to twelve inches away from the wheel surface and also apply in a back to forth motion. Allow the paint to dry for at least 30 minutes and remove the masking tape.

Repainting your wheels makes your Jeep look brand new again. Get some sandpaper, water, degreaser, masking tape, primer and paint. Take few minutes to style up your vehicle by following the simple steps. Your wheels once painted will look brand new.


Charity Kadzo is a professional article writer working for, a company that deals with Jeep Wheels and Pirelli Motorcycle Tires among other products.

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