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Old 03-15-2015, 06:19 PM
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Default I got some new craigslist wheels for my truck. Should I paint or powder coat them

So I got these tx edition chrome wheels off craigslist
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Pull off all the fake chrome and you get all this foam shit
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Beat all the foam off with a rubber mallet and your left with a thin layer of really hard glue. Apply aircraft remover and watch it all curl up and fall off
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Rinse it of with a hose and you get this
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Should I go black or dark grey
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:24 AM
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I would leave them, I think it looks great.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:47 PM
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I would leave them, I think it looks great.
this.

but if you do change the color i would vote dark grey!
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:07 PM
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Wow... that's a much better looking wheel with the chrome removed. I agree about the current finish being the color I would go with.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:02 PM
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the face of the wheel has these fine ridges, and the inside edges of the spokes are rough raw aluminium. im not sure how well it would hold up if i left them as is. maybe start oxidizing and be a pain to maintain.

oh and i was thinking dark grey. But i want a finish that will last, I dont want it chipping off during tire changes.

If i paint, i will be doing it myself with cans, i have to find a cheaper powder coater before i really consider that. the only powder place i have talked to wanted 120-150 a wheel
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:39 PM
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should i worry about the heat of powder coating effecting the wheels strength?
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:52 PM
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Clear coat the current finish.
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IMO the black wheels don't fit the truck, there is nothing to tie it together.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:32 PM
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IMO the black wheels don't fit the truck, there is nothing to tie it together.
I agree....

Black tires.... Black wheels.... Black wheel well.... It just becomes a big dark area with poor definition with all it's blackness...
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:07 PM
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humm maybe i'll just rattle can some clear? I'll have to figure out how to get rid of some imperfections on a couple
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White Plasti-dip.........

Rustoleum even has a flexipaint now!
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:15 PM
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I pick up nails all the time working in residential construction, so tires are coming allot for flat repairs. i want something the machines wont chip and mess up, having to be touched up every single time.

+ not crazy about white on white
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:11 AM
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Powder coat is going to be the toughest.... 400F for 45 min... won't hurt your aluminum wheels...

Some tire changing machines are better than others as far as scratching the rims... Some operators are better than others... get the tape on wheel weights instead of the clip on weights...

Color.... Gray...

That's a lot of wheel well to fill... Going with beefier tires?

Anyway.... that's my $0.02
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damn dude, A lot of work. but man they look so much better
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