I'm 15 and a half, so i will be getting my divers license soon.My dad and i just recently swapped every thing from a 93 Geo Prizm that was in a accident but had a good engine and interior into a 95 Geo Prizm with a engine knock and bad interior. Now it is time to restore the rims.
Step 1: Why I Did It
My car was driven to the ocean every day and the clear coat wore off from the corrosiveness of the beach. As a result the rims get little black spots that are almost impossible to clean off unless I use some very hardcore cleaner and than the spots just come back in about a week.
Step 2: Get Some Flexidip
I chose some grey fiexidip. It took me 2 cans and i still had a little left over, each can cost about $6. The reason I chose flexidip over paint is it is more durable than spray paint and you can pell it off.
Step 3: Take Off Rim
Find a strong part of the car to jack it up from. Use a air gun if you have one but if you don't, loosen the lug nuts on the ground and than take them all the way off in the air.
Step 4: Clean Rims
Clean the rims the best you can but you don't have to get every thing off, because this stuff is pretty think and it will cover things.
Step 5: 1st Coat
Tape off your valve stem and put flash cards in between the tire and rim. Put the paint on about 50% on the first coat.It is kind of different spraying Flexidip than spray paint.
Step 6: 3 More Coats
Do 3 more thin coats every 5mins. Let dry complete for 24hrs.
Step 7: Finished
Put the rims back on car and you are done.