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MotoMetal wheels chrome peeling????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Tacomaui, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Apr 15, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    Tacomaui

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    3" Revtek kit, , Wet Okole seat covers. Now with 285/70/17 BFG all terains on Moto Metal 955 17x9 chrome wheels. Tube steps, Tinted windows. Used to have 265/70/17 BFG all terrains on Mickey Thompson Classic Bead lock wheels,
    I was just getting ready to order some Moto Metal 955 chrome wheels when a co-worker told me one of his friends had a set and in less than a year the chrome was peeling off. Has any one else had a similiar experience? If you have MotoMetal wheels on your truck how long have you had them? hate to buy the wheels only to have them disintergrate in a short time. Thanks
     
  2. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    1BlkT

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    I've had my set over a year, and so has my brother, neither of us have had issues with the chrome peeling/bubbling/flaking.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    3" Revtek kit, , Wet Okole seat covers. Now with 285/70/17 BFG all terains on Moto Metal 955 17x9 chrome wheels. Tube steps, Tinted windows. Used to have 265/70/17 BFG all terrains on Mickey Thompson Classic Bead lock wheels,
    Thanks! Been researching a bit more and seems like a lot of people that have the problems live in colder climates. Not sure if that has anything to do with it. Since I live in Hawaii the climate thing should not be an issue. Went through the mall parking lots here and checked put a lot of trucks 7 cars with chrome wheels and didnt see any with any problems so guess I might be alright.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Chrome rims in New England during Winters would be like a snowball's chance in hell (or Hawaii) of lasting. :cool: Salt once in the metal (stone chip, etc) really raises hell. As I kid, I ruined a couple sets of Cragar S/S rims - wasn't real bright back then. lol!

     
  5. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    get polished aluminum or black steelies
     
  6. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    Dont care too much for the black look and already have polished ones. just was thinking of getting a different look with a little bigger tires. 285/70/17's

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  7. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    if your after durability and longitivity those would be my tops, you want shiney go chrome and a lot of wax and taking care of it. shit just paint them pink and be done with it
     
  8. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    3" Revtek kit, , Wet Okole seat covers. Now with 285/70/17 BFG all terains on Moto Metal 955 17x9 chrome wheels. Tube steps, Tinted windows. Used to have 265/70/17 BFG all terrains on Mickey Thompson Classic Bead lock wheels,
    Great idea! Wish I thought of that. Would go great with my flourescent orange dice hanging from my mirror and orange door handles. :crazy: Thanks for the tips.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Tacomaui

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    Did enough research. Going to take a chance and order my 955's. Think a lot of factors contribute to chrome deteriation like weather, chemicals,salt, etc. So hoping since I live in a warm climate I should be ok. If they screw up I'll just swap the tires to my M/T rims and run those. Talked to a guy in Costco parking lot who has the 955's on his Dodge for about a year and a half and his still looks like new. Thanks guys!
     
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