tires on or off?I just refinished the OEM wheels on a 2007 Odyssey EX, and I am pleased with the results... not perfect, but they're 1000 times better than they were. I used one can of undercoat, two cans of basecoat, and one can of clear coat. Here was my process:
1) Scrub and wash wheels and tires with a degreaser. I used ZEP Orange, but Dawn dish soap would suffice.
2) Sand wheels with 120 Grit paper and wipe off dust. I used a 5" orbital sander on the main surface, taking most of it down to bare metal. I did the recessed areas by hand, but I did not worry about getting it all down to bare metal. I had to remove some stubborn corroded/flaked paint with my Swiss Army Knife blade, and then sand those areas again. I used a one inch diameter wire wheel brush for the first pass down in the lug nut holes. NOTE: Going in from the backside of the wheel, I also sanded the one inch wide ring that runs just behind the wheel spokes just enough to smooth it down fairly well.
3) Sand wheels with 400 Grit paper and wipe off dust. Same process as above.
4) WET SAND wheels smooth using 600 Grit wet paper. I did this entire process by hand.
5) Wash wheels and tires with a degreaser. Be sure to scrub really good down in the area where the wheel and tire meet.
6) Wipe wheels off with Acetone using lint free rags.
7) Mask off tires. I used masking tape around the edge of the wheels, but I have seen people use playing cards.
8) One coat of primer (ProXL ProWheel Undercoat Grey PROWSGU)
9) Three coats of base (ProXL ProWheel Basecoat 04 Audi Chrome PROWS04)
10) Two coats of clear coat (SprayMax 2K 3680061)
I also painted the center caps, but I started with the 400 grit paper.
Prep time was about 4 hours (washing, sanding, washing, masking). Painting took about three hours due to the wait time between coats.
Overall a very satisfying project.
Find a powder coating shop and they will match it close as possible. You can go with any color and finish.anyone know offhand how to find Honda paint codes for the wheels?
Looking to repaint my 2011 TE enkei's as they are weather beaten after 10 years.
local paint supply shop around here says there isn't any paint code for the wheels, which seems strange to me.
They arent a helpful bunch even on a good day.
input is always appreciated...
Thanks for the suggestion...Find a powder coating shop and they will match it close as possible. You can go with any color and finish.
they look great... nobody in my area is equipped to do that, so shipping both ways is involved, which jacks up the price.
The manager, who I've bought many tires/wheels from for 20 yrs shipped them from the store. Not sure if other locations are in the loop tot do such things or want to be bothered with it.they look great... nobody in my area is equipped to do that, so shipping both ways is involved, which jacks up the price.
Down here quotes are around 100-125 a wheel.Thanks for the suggestion...
I have some local shops that do refinishing/powder coating in the area and they aren't cheap.
I got quotes at $150 and upwards per wheel.
new wheels from Honda are 430 each.
its a 10 year old van in the rust belt, so maybe 9-10 years of life left in it.
Im a fruugal (aka.cheap) bastard and want to DIY the wheels, just need that paint code.
let me get the thing cleaned up after winter abuse, then will snap some pics.Down here quotes are around 100-125 a wheel.
Or find another OEM set of wheels. Slap some OE acura 20s on it lol
Spraying wheels will not last. Spray cans, just forget about it, waste of time. Peels off.
Powdercoating is the way.
Post some pics of your wheels.