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Hot Rods Painting wheels

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lcfman, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
    Posts: 276

    from tn

    Does anyone know of a good way to hold and paint some bare steel wheels. I have 4 new bare steel wheels to prime and paint. I need to a good way to hold them and maybe have to ability to rotate them for good coverage. I thought of using my engine stand but that would be one at a time and would have to let each one dry before mounting the other ones.
  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,330

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    if you have them cleaned and sanded,no tire on them,mount on a old hub or even a bubble balancer with plastic bag over hub first,then paint. I've herd of someone using a old lazysusin too
  3. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,497

    FORDY 6

    Powder coating...check the cost, might be about the same.
  4. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,514

    Rusty O'Toole

    I used to hang them from the rafters with a coat hanger wire thru the valve hole. If you do this be sure and clean the dust off the rafter first or when you turn the wheel around a gob of dirt may fall in your fresh paint. Or else drive some nails into the rafter and hang them from the nails.
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,608

    Jalopy Joker

    lay all rims face down on large piece of cardboard, or tarp, spray/let dry - flip over and do opposite side.
    if you have a round wooden pole in clothes closet, hang that (outside) using ladders, or?, slide wheel on and spray away.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  6. I have those huge garbage cans they pick up with a truck, makes great easels for painting. Plop a piece of cardboard on top (most of the time..) and paint away. I use anything in a rattle can, Duplicolor, VHT, Ace hardware, etc.
  7. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Lay some cardboard on the floor. Place the wheel on and spray. Flip over and repeat. While the paint dries, I'll build a rocket ship.:rolleyes:
    bobss396 likes this.
  8. I made a hub that I can mount on my engine stand that I bolt them to and spin and paint away.
    dana barlow likes this.

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