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Painting steel wheels black
I picked up a set of steel wheels off a bronco to use for my winter rims. I'd like to paint them black before I get the new tires installed, and I'm mulling over the choices for refinishing them:
1) rattle can primer and rattle can rust paint;
2) quality metal etching primer and rust paint using spray gun;
3) quality metal etching primer and catalysed urethane car paint.
The rims have only a touch of rust on them now, and are currently painted silver. They had hub caps on them, so they don't need a lot of stripping. I had considered sand blasting,but they aren't that band, and the cost would be as much as I paid for the rims ($80.00).
Any suggestions? What kind of paint stands up well to rust on wheels? I live in a climate of snow, salt and sand.