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Old 02-15-2010, 06:09 AM   #1
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Question Wheel Paint?

I've got an '06 Salem 26BH. The white painted steel wheels are beginning to show some rust. Assuming I can use spray paint, does anyone have suggestions for a particular brand/finish? Semi gloss? Glossy? Thanks!

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Old 02-15-2010, 06:24 AM   #2
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Personally I would use Rustoleum Semi-Gloss White after removing the rusty areas with a wire wheel or sand cloth. Quite a few spray paints don't require a primer but in this case I would use one from Rustoleum as another coat towards protection. Good luck with your project.


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Old 02-15-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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You don't mention what RV you're talking about but size matters.
If you have a motor coach with huge wheels my answer might not

I've re-painted my trailer wheels with rustoleum oil base with a brush.
By the time you manage to mask off the entire..... er .... tire,
you've spent as much time as necessary to paint it with a brush.
AND you get a much thicker coat with a brush rather than a can.
Don't forget over spray can drift quite a distance so don't try
it in your garage with another vehicle in there.
I use gloss oil base rustoleum.
White on the wheels and black on the frame.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:13 AM   #4
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In the Dodge Forum that I subscribe to, a guy painted his wheels with the rustoleum hammered look paint. Here's a link so you can see what they look like...

I know that these wheels are different then what you're talking about, but at least you can see what this certain application looks like. From the photo on the spray can, it appears that you can paint it directly over the rust if you wanted. But as KyDan stated, you'll need a wide open area to do it to keep over-spray from getting on anything and from keeping you from passing out from the fumes.

Anyway, I thought they came out pretty nice for being out of a spray can.
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