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How to Spray Paint ATV Rims?

In this article, we have explained 9 steps to spray paint your ATV rims. Along with this, we have added the tools required for this procedure. 

How to Spray Paint ATV Rims? You can spray paint ATV rims by cleaning the rims, removing the old paint, use primer, and spraying the new paint. It is recommended to wear safety goggles and gloves when you paint the ATV rims.

Rims are the uppermost portion of the wheel of the all-terrain vehicles. Usually, the rims are circular in their shape and nature. Moreover, as the wheels are in a circular shape that is why the rims are also circular and same according to the shape of the wheels of all-terrain vehicles.

How to Spray Paint ATV Rims?

If you own an ATV, you know the importance of clean rims. We have received many questions where fellows are concerned about doing the spray pint on their ATV. This is an easy procedure that you can do at your home. 

Tools required

If you are planning to spray paint your ATV rims. Then firstly make sure that all of these instruments are there in your home or at your garage. These tools are the backbone of the whole procedure of spraying and painting the ATV rims.

These tools include various equipment. Some of this equipment is as follows. First of all, you must have a rag if you are going to spray paint the rims of the vehicles. 

This rag will help in not only cleaning but also the smoothing of the surface of the rims. The rag is one of the most essential tools which is a must-have if the procedure is about spray painting the rims of your ATV. The other tools are also required. One other tool which is included in the whole procedure is a cleaner bottle. 

This cleaner is the cleaner of the wheels. The cleaner is a composition of almost all the essential components that can be used for the cleaning of wheels. The cleaner is a mixture of detergent and soap sometimes. You can use this cleaner for the cleaning of the wheels of all-terrain vehicles.

The cleaner will not only give the surface a certain type of smoothness but it will also provide a shine on the surface of the rims. That is why the cleaner is a must-have if you are spraying paint of the rims. The other essential which is required during the procedure is the wire brush. 

This wire brush should be attached to the drill of the wire or it can be any other brush. The brush can be attached to the wire brush as well. This quality of the wire brush is that it helps in cleaning and it can grind the old paint from ATV rims. Steel wool and sandpaper play a vital role in the whole procedure. The steel wool is a little bunch of wire which are joined together.  

The steel wool plays a vital role in the cleaning and somehow scratching of the old paint from the surface of the rim of an all-terrain vehicle. The sandpaper can also be used for the cleaning and covering of the wheels of the rims.

There must be a painter tape and alcohol these ingredients will help you to make the whole process easy. There must be some pieces of the newspaper which can cover the other parts of the rims of the all-terrain vehicles.

Then you can use the primer and spray paint for the painting of the rims for an all-terrain vehicle. You can double coat the spray surface of the rims. All of these components are essential for the procedure. The rims should be painted by using these tools. YOu can use these same tools for painting the motorcycle exhaust.

Take out the rims from ATV

The very first step of the procedure in which you are trying to paint the rims of all-terrain vehicles is that you need to take out the rims from the vehicle. Moreover, for the spray painting the vehicle, there is a need to remove the old paint first. For all of these steps and procedure, you need to take out all the four wheels of the all-terrain vehicles. It is true that when it comes to the spray painting. 

Then you can spray paint the wheels when they are still attached in the all-terrain vehicle. For this purpose, you can also use spray bottles. But in this way there will be dips and places will be left from painting. That is why you must take out all the wheels of the all-terrain vehicle. For the removal of the rims from the all-terrain vehicles you can use the equipment which you were using in the past. 

By moving the hand driver inside the center of the rim you can remove all the wheels from the four-wheelers. This step is very important not only regardless of the painting process. But this step is essential because the old paint should be removed from the rims of the all-terrain vehicle. You need to follow the steps appropriately. This step is the very first step and this is very important. 

Clean the rims

The second step is the cleaning of the rims of the all-terrain vehicle. Once you have taken out all the wheels from the all-terrain vehicle. The second step arrived. This second step is also very important. This step plays a vital role in the spray paint for the rims. If you are spray painting the wheels of the all-terrain vehicle.

Then obviously you will want a smooth and amazing shine in the end. This result is necessary when it comes to painting the rims. You need to follow this step carefully. The step is the cleaning of the rims of the all-terrain vehicle. For cleaning, you can use some methods and tools. First of all, there are a few types of rims in all-terrain vehicles. 

Some of these are black and some of these are silver in their appearance. The procedure for the cleaning of the rims for the all-terrain vehicle is as follows. For this method, you can spray the cleaner on all the areas of the rim. The cleaner may be only detergent and soap or you may mix the cleaner with a degreaser. The cleaner will clean the surface of the rims of the all-terrain vehicle. 

And degreaser will remove the grease and accumulated dirt on the surface of the rims. You can spray the mixture of cleaner and degreaser on the surface of the rims. Make sure that you are spraying the mixture between the spokes of the all-terrain vehicle as well.

After the application of the detergent and cleaner on the rims. You can use the rags for the cleaning and removal of the cleaner. These rags will helps to remove any accumulated grease and dirt from the surface of the rims.

After these steps, you can wash the rims with the help of a water pipe. Wash the rims thoroughly and then clean and dry the rims with the help of rags. Completely dry the surface of the rims by using rags. You should follow this guide to prevent mud from sticking to ATV.

Selection of area to paint

Now the point arrives where the procedure of painting should be carried out. As the spray paint have an odor and it can harm the normal people who are moving here and there without a mask and eye coverage. That is why the selection of the area is very important. Make sure that you are going to spray paint the rims for the all-terrain vehicle in a place where it is a low breeze.

The low breeze provides the maximum of the thin and proper spray painting of the all-terrain vehicle. If there are any wind and breeze outside in the environment then you should take the wheels in the garage.

But the area should be properly ventilated that is why there is no need to shut the door of the garage completely. Instead of that for the proper ventilation half shut the door or shutter of the garage.

if the day is not breezy then you can spray paint the rims outside the garage. You can just put the rims of the grass and can spray-paint the vehicle’s rims. But make sure there is no tendency of the pollens which appear on the rims while painting.

Make sure that the place is not dirty and dusty. Otherwise dust wills major the whole spraying process difficult. The selection of the area for the spray paint fi rims is really important. Before buying the tools and taking out the rims of an ATV. Major sure that you have chosen the right place for the whole procedure to be carried out. 

Remove old paint

It is easily understandable that there is already existing paint on the surface of the rims of all-terrain vehicles. If you will not remove the old paint from the surface of the rims of all-terrain vehicles.

This means that the surface is not smooth. When the surface is not smooth then you cannot give the rims a properly smooth paint layer. For attaining the proper smooth surface you need to remove the old paint and for this purpose, you can use a brush that is attached to wire grinder.

The grinder will chop and remove all the pieces from the surface of the rim of the all-terrain vehicle. This step is also related to cleaning and making smooth the surface of the rim.

You can use the grinder which is attached to the brush. This brush will help to remove all kinds of dirt and dust from the surface of the rim of all-terrain vehicles.  

This process is carried out to attain a smooth surface. After cleaning with the help of a cleaner brush. You can use the sandpaper clean with the sandpaper. The use the steel wool eventually after using all of these tools you can use the get the smooth surface of the rims.

Then you can wash the rims with plain water. Wash the surface and allow the rims today for some time. Then you can clean the surface with the help of any thinner. Alcohol would be a better choice. Then check the wheel carefully that there is no other particle of rust.

The surface should be clean and smooth. Make sure that there is no particle left on the rims of the all-terrain vehicles. Because the smooth surface is the requirement. The whole step needs detailed attention and well knowing how to clean and degrease the surface of the rims fully and completely.

Use of primer before paint

In this step, the priming of the rims of the all-terrain vehicle is carried out. Primer is an adhesive substance when it comes to spray painting of the rims. You can use a primer of your own choice then spray the primer on the rims.

You can form two to three layers of the primer on the surface of the ATV rims. The primer will not only help in the adhesion of the paint to the surface but it will also help in removing and preventing the layer of rust on the surface of rims.

Make sure while applying the spray of primer on the rims. Allow each layer to dry then apply the second layer. The dryness will give the layering a smooth appearance and adhesion of paint will become easy. 

Spray the paint on the rims

In this step finally, you can spray paint the rims. Move the nozzle of the spray bottle which contains the paint in the back and forth direction. Carefully paint every part of the rim of an all-terrain vehicle.

Mostly the label of the spray bottle contains the instructions. Follow the directions and keep the bottle that much away as recommended. The layering should be consistent and smooth. Cover all the portion of the rim if all-terrain vehicle. Then make sure that each layer is dried and then you are applying the second layer.

Cover the whole surface make the whole surface smooth and fine. First apply the topcoat the adhesion of the primer and paint is necessary then cover the whole rim with the spray paint from a certain distance.

Careful spraying

The spraying should be careful. It should not overcoat the rims. For the careful spray painting, you can sue the newspaper. Cover the surrounding areas and then paint the ATV rims. This is the safest method that you can use while painting.

You can also use the tape which is known as painter tape. In this way, you can cover the circular side of the wheel with the help of painter tape. Then easily you can spray paint the rim of an all-terrain vehicle. The spray should not exceed out of the rims. The step is very important and you need to follow this. You can also add locks with the rims to prevent it from being stolen.

Put back the rims on ATV

After the painting of the rims is done to allow the rims to dry. Make sure that you have the left the wheel for at least overnight with the purpose of dryness. When you make sure that the rims are completely dried. This same paint can also be used when you repair leaking motorcycle forks.

Then you can remove the painter’s tapes or newspapers from the surrounding. Place the rims back in the all-terrain vehicle. The reinstallation of the wheels in the all-terrain vehicle is carried out.

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