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My rims on my dodge truck are aluminum, the clear coat on them from the factory is nasty after all the miles i have put on the truck. I am thinking of sand blasting them Then painting them black with hi temp paint.

What do you guys think? Could i possibly ruin the rims? Would hi heat paint stick to aluminum thats been blasted???
 

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Used to be a shop in Edmonchuk that refinished aluminum rims. If they're still in business, they might supply guidance.
 

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Team Green,

I wonder if epoxy prime, after sandblasting, followed by a top coat of paint would hold up on aluminum ??

Inferior or cheaper primers don't like to stick on alum, because it is always trying to oxidize.

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I had to use a special primer when I painted my aluminum flat boat years ago. Can't remember the name of it but it wasn't hard to find. I was told then that aluminum wouldn't hold paint too well without this primer. Ask someone in the boat bidness and they'll know what i'm talkin about. good luck.
 

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use Zink Chromate primer , the aircraft type , yellow green in color, follow by a 2 part epoxy primer filler , then top coat.
 

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Hmm This is sounding mighty spendy to this cheap bugger.. Thanks for the info guys.. I'll look up the edmonpuke guy for advice..
 
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