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Flaking Alloy Wheels

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RiderOnTheStorm, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Mar 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    RiderOnTheStorm

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    Hello,

    I am considering getting Alloys on my truck when I buy. Someone said this in a post and it got me thinking/worried.

    Do alloys flake and if so, when does that start/what are conditions that accelerate flaking? I think I want them, but I do not want my wheels to look like garbage after 2 years.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Haven't seen flaking, but I've got a couple spots that have bubbled. I guess they might eventually flake.

    P1030887.jpg
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    are you in a area that has alot of rust issues?

    like in buffalo everything rusts with the salt.

    if not you should be fine
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    I am not sure where I'll be living because I am just starting my new job. With that said, I should be in the midwest and I hope ultimately to live in Michigan. So I would say, yes, I will live where there will be snow!
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    the salt used for snow will do some damage to both type of rims.

    the steel rims would be easier to paint.

    so i would just go with what you like best.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    Mine are chipped and pitted a little bit. Its a 07. But I live in a heavy salt area. I still think you beatter than steel. Steel wheels in this area turn to rust in about three years.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    As you can see I live in northeast ohio, aka road salt capital of the northeast. Recently I purchased 4 procomp 7033's and used the satan finish ProtectaClear. I applied the product fron and back of each wheel as they were off the truck. Just comming out of the first winter and the wheels look like the day I bought them. Check the products out, I think you may be impressed.
    http://www.everbritecoatings.com/wheels.html
     
  9. Mar 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Thanks! I'm definitely going to check this out!
     
  10. Mar 28, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    You may want to consider what type of wheel your going to coat, alluminum alloy, they make a semi gloss product, for my black rims I used a satin finish.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    I had the sport wheels when I first got my truck. Here's what they looked like after 80,000kms and 4 winters. The truck was originally from Northern Ontario, near Pettawawa. I decided to use the stock rims for the winter, and bought a set of American Racing Wheels for the summer.

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  12. Mar 28, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    I was afraid of that especially after only 4 years. Thanks for the pics bud!
     
  13. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Take 'em back to the dealer. I had 3 of mine that were bubbling. THey replaced all 3 of them under warrantee.
     
  14. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    I took my wheels in and they said "70k miles! You're out of warranty! Eff you!....shouldn't have sold your 7 year old Jeep with 108000 miles with perfect factory alloys!"
    Toyota quality rocks.:rolleyes:
     
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