My Rims failed inspection. As did the lugnuts. They were starting to pull right through the rims! SO I spent a week calling salvage yards till I found 4 good rims. I have brand spanking new tires on this so I did not want to have to buy more tires and I like how light and small they are. SO I found 4 good 12" rims. My spare tire was just that a TIRE no rim so the best old rim became my spare tire rim :-)
Like a dummy I did not get BEFORE images. They were pretty rusty but in GOOD SHAPE. and no deformation or damage to the lug holes! so I attached a brass wire wheel to my drill and went to town on them. Some degreaser and rinse. Then at the power wash I brushed them down good and power washed them. Already looking nice
I bought my weapons for my spray bomb job. Rustoleum wheel paint. Rust Primer a nice Metal flake Grey (thought it was black) and clear coat.
2 Coats of Primer 3 coats of color and 2 coats of clear