Painting stock Axial 1.9 beadlocks … a short guide

I’ve decided to repaint the stock Axial 1.9 beadlocks from the Dingo RTR kit , The chome look is a bit too flashy for my preference, and with the gear head RC rings it really needs a new color .

so here is a small guide on how to repaint them.

Step 1: Removing the Chrome.

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ready for de-croming

Place your stock beadlock in a plastic container, then spray it with owen cleaner , leave it for 1-2 hours , rinse it off , and repeat until the chrome is gone , if only a small patch is left you can scratch it of with an X-acto knife.

Step 2: Degrease 

degreased

degreased

Wash the de-cromed wheels with a degreaser and dry them .

Step 3:  Prime 

primed

primed

Use some primer to prepare the surface , a good coat will do .

Step 4: Paint 

painted

painted

Paint with the desired color , i used Satin black from the Auto supply store. if you are in the US you can Krylon Fusion, also with that you can skip the primer.

 

The example pictures were performed on my spare wheel, and painted by me , so the quality is lacking .

For the 4 primary wheels i’ve handed the paint can to Mojca for her expertise .

primed and dried

primed and dried

 

 

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