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keep stock or go black?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SixLugThug, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    SixLugThug

    SixLugThug [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Should I keep these how they are or go to a black color? I have a 2009 black access cab. Just curious what you guys think.



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  2. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    SixLugThug

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    BTW they are 16's
     
  3. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Look good if you cleaned and polished them and then later paint them black
     
  4. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    Or you could just plastidip one and see how you like it
     
  5. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    I'm a rare breed...I like shiny
     
  6. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    X2 only on some things though but these rims would look better shiny
     
  7. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    SixLugThug

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    Thats kinda what I was leaning towards, Ive been polishing them up with a bit of acetone and a light grit sandpaper. seems to be working pretty well thus far
     
  8. Sep 27, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    I would plasti dip them to try it out- heck, for <$20 why not to see if you like the look on? Then if that doesn't hold up through multiple tire rotations and you're sick of re-spraying- peel em off, take a comparison look- if you liked it...get em powder coated if you feel the look is for you.

    I dipped mine, and feel the look is 100% better


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    I've also dipped grill, emblem and chrome valence. All holding up incredibly- no signs of wear (besides getting new tires put on the rims 3 months after initially plasti dipping the wheels) but that's minor and barely noticeable
     
  9. Sep 27, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    This
     
  10. Oct 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    Update. After a lot of thought along with input from you guys, I have decided to go the route of powder coat. I also ordered up a 3 inch Readylift SST kit and a set of 265/75R16 Duratracs :)
     
  11. Oct 27, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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  12. Oct 27, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    I don't like them, AT ALL. To "lowrider street truck" for me.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    SixLugThug

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    ouch... lol they remind me of kmc rockstars without the center caps. Im pretty stoked on them
     
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