I took a wire wheel to it to remove the rust and then hit it with a can of spray paint. Figured it’s the spare that no one will ever see (hopefully), so I might as well have some fun with it and paint it bright blue.

I was also using the spare to test my painting skills out to see if I would be able to live with the results for my other four wheels. I’m not sure if I am satisfied enough to do the other four myself or not. They will not be bright blue though, they will be a light gray like they are currently. Also, I did not paint the valve stem, just had not removed the tap from it yet when I took the pic.