Well, I had better things to do, but got hooked on Palmerizing - that's when you go and follow John Palmer posts. Instead of doing report cards, I found this thread.
I had a quick thought, and I am a newb, but can't you take the skins to the same place you get the rims painted at and have the skins done at the same time. Or does that only work when you are painting the skins one color?
On my 85 pop up, I spray painted the rims before putting new tires on it. I wouldn't recommend it, though unless you want a cheap fix. The spray paint chips and you have to be so careful when you remove and tighten the lugnuts so that you don't ring the mounting holes. American Tire mounted the new tires carefully and I had no chips. For a quick inexpensive fix, it works, but in the long run, the powder coating would be better.
"I get that queasy how in the hell will this thing ever go back together feeling.” - PT
Post by John Palmer on May 22, 2015 18:15:18 GMT -8
Well Rod, I hope I'm answering your convoluted question?
Powder coating is arguably the best way to "paint" your wheels. It's not anymore expensive than paint materials, when you consider the wheels have to be sand blasted before coating with paint or powder coat.
The down side to refinishing (painting, or powder coating) the skins before they are installed is that the finish might/likely will, delaminate from the metal when the metal is bent the 90 degrees required during the installation.
The coatings that they put on the new RV metal (clear, or color) are really tough, but the after market coatings are not going to stick as well has been my experience.