Yes. I degreased and cleaned them. Then a light but thorough sanding. Then another cleaning. Then a self etching primer and finished with: https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/...pmentId=DxQrPQKrK&packageId=1&asin=B002MB8TQ2Did you paint the rims with spray cans? I've been wondering how that holds up, or if powder coat is needed for it to stick.