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CHECK OUT WHAT I DID TO MY WHEELS!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ChuckLee, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    ChuckLee

    ChuckLee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    IF YOU HAVE WHEELS AND THEY ARE GETTING NASTY (LOSING CLEARCOAT, GETTING RUSTY, PITTED, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT) CONSIDER CLEANING THEM BE4 CHUCKING THEM!
    I just refinished my existing wheels with some elbow grease, steel wool, water, and some more elbow grease....and wax!
    Check out BEFORE AND AFTER
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  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    OmahaStylee

    OmahaStylee Beating Anorexia since 1976

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    what... no plasti-dip?


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  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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  4. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    You really need to seal them up good after taking steel wool to them. Especially if you have steel chrome wheels. Steel wool will shine them up nice but basically strips the clear coat or scratches the shit out of the chrome. It looks nice for a little while but it's actually made the problem a lot worse. Seal em up good so the problem doesn't come back!!
     
  5. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    ChuckLee

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    just bare aluminum, not chrome or anything like that. we'll see how wax holds up.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    You should be fine (maybe consider clear coat) but it was more a warning to people who have steel chrome wheels. It can make the problem a whole lot worse in a hurry.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    Yeah definitely would be bad on steel. That would rust up in no time. I thought about clearcoating it......but i decided this go around to let it go with regularly applied wax....and if it does get bad at all I will redo them and then clear them
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Those are the TRD Ivan Stewarts right? Alot of the first run of those wheels had clearcoat issues.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    yep. they only had 2 years of use on them believe it or not!
     
  10. Jul 18, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Nice work. Those looked like crap! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jul 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    ChuckLee

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    No kiddin! Before I started I went to Advanced and got sandpaper, primer, paint, and clear because I figured I would be taking them off sanding and paint entire rims black! This turned out awesome! Advanced gonna be givin me my dough back!
     
  12. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    They still look good as new!
     
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