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Torque Thrusts II Painted ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jamoke, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Jamoke
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 699


    Has any one tried to paint the Torq-Thrust II wheels . Im trying to save some cash and wondered how they would look painted like the Torq - Thrust Ds (gray)

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  2. I haven't tried to paint them but I can't see any reason why you couldn't,,you would need to clean them well and use a primer like XIM that will bond paint to ferrous and non-ferrous materials,, then follow you with your finish coat.

    I have used the XIM on chrome and stainless steel in the past and painted over it and it held up as goon as any manufactured finish.HRP
  3. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,496


    There ya go,, I think they'd look great and with HOTRODPRIMER recommending a durable primer I would like to see the end result,,,maybe satin silver and then a colour match of the body on the spokes,,just thinking out loud,,those are such nice wheels..
  4. eppster
    Joined: Jan 26, 2011
    Posts: 223


    Since they're such a smooth surface would'nt you have to sand them so the primer would have something to attach itself to ? I've restored a set of E.T. threes but the center section was a rougher surface. Just a question.

  5. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,120


    It is all about surface prep, and proper materials. I cannot count the number of aluminum wheels I have seen with peeling paint. It appears that it is pretty easy, and common to get that wrong. I'd have them powder coated, if they were mine.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  6. The XIM is a bonding primer,it is thin and comes in clear or white but is extremely transparent,,when I had my paint store I had 2 pieces of stainless steel tubing with the primer on it so customers could knock them together and try to chip it,,I won't say it can't be chipped but it is almost bullet proof. HRP
  7. 2-TONED
    Joined: Jan 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,683


    if theyre polished and you want rid of the polished spokes id mask off the rim and sandblast the spokes and roll.
  8. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,120


    Which XIM? They seem to have quite a number listed on the site.
  9. The 400 solvent based is the one that I was referring to. HRP
  10. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,120


    Cool. I have a need for something like this. I will seek it out and try it. Thanks.
  11. Jamoke
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 699


    very good Idea I like it !!


  12. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


    I painted a set of 15 x 8's, scuffed them, simple green, then prepsoled them and sprayed with cast blast, look good but haven't used them yet.
  13. Lots of guys used to paint them around here BITD. Some would even paint them a color to accent the paint on the car.
  14. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell

    Only one way to find out!
  15. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,439

    TR Waters
    from Vermont
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    XIM = spray sandpaper. I cant believe they still make that stuff.
  16. Here's a pair that Flat-N-Low restored. Look painted to me......:)

  17. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    SEM makes a very good spray bomb etching primer. If you are polishing the lip's, do it now. Mask off and prep-prime-paint. A tip, really think about not painting them red. You know that whole devil/pentagram deal will haunt (!) a guy.
  18. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,231


    I can't believe this thread popped up as I am planning on painting my TT 2's to look like "D"'s on my OT 66 Mustang. I had the chrome bumper on the Mustang painted to match body color when it was painted 6 years ago. All the painter did was sand blast the bumper as I recall, then prime and paint. Its never chipped. Glad to know about the XIM primer. Please post your finished product when complete.


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