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My Rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by DanGer, Apr 26, 2009.

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Which rims do you like?

Poll closed May 21, 2009.
  1. Stock FJ

    24.1%
  2. Painted Black FJ

    48.1%
  3. Painted Black with White accent

    20.4%
  4. OEM FJ Wheels with blacked out center

    7.4%
  1. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    DanGer

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    I have a set of FJ rims waitin to go on my truck and i am deciding how to do it. I will tell you now I don't really factor others peoples opinions in on my truck, but its still nice to get some feed back!

    Thank you to evil monkey for the photoshopping work!

    Stock FJ rims:

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    OEM FJ wheels with black center


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    Blacked out FJ rims:


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    Black with white ring FJ rims:


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  2. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    cstainton

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    thoes are nice man. I would get a lift now if i was you.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    luk8272

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    Thats gonna be your call. I like them all, especially the last one.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    DanGer

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    Ya I think I am going for the billy 5100s when i am a working man again. I know its my call and normally i hate when people ask for opinions on their own trucks, but I like each one so I wanted some outside feedback!
     
  5. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    painted black....without the trim ring.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    The option for my favorite isn't up. Black with a machined lip. Kinda like just painting the spokes while leaving the outer rim the OEM finish.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    Burgman

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    i like that and maybe leave the inner edges oem too give them some detail
     
  8. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    DanGer

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    to the last 2, Thats what i was going for with the color matched edges
     
  9. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Black with accent!
     
  10. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    I see...that would have to be my choice on the poll, then. BUT, before you paint the lip white I suggest taking a step back and looking at the rims with a machined lip. I think you may like it. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Ok if i do the accent which i am leaning towards, do you see any issues with this procedure:

    I am going to paint the edges white, then cut a piece of cardboard in a giant "O" to tape to the white part, then paint the rest black
     
  12. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    will do! Thanks for the suggestion. My only issue with that is would it look out of place for that to be the only bit of metallic on my truck? One way to find out: EVIL MONKEY I NEED YOU
     
  13. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    I like the OEM look myself.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    and i might see if i can leave the lugnuts bare or white, but i assume putting the wheels back would wreck the paint
     
  15. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Painter's Tape is your friend. If you do decide to do the white lip, you should paint lighter colors before darker colors. So what you should do in that case is, paint all the areas you want to be white. There's no need to cover any areas that will be black. Then, mask off the areas that you want to stay white with Painter's Tape. It's blue masking tape, and will not remove any paint beneath it or leave a residue. Then, spray your black paint. Then (depending on the look you're going for) spray a few coats of clearcoat to protect the paint(s). Done!

    I know Gorilla makes black lugnuts, and I think jhodge83 has some. PM him for where to get them.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    Ya but i dont feel like i will get a nice looking circle with tape, thats why I was going to go through the trouble with the cardboard
     
  17. Apr 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    Careful dude, that's practically sig worthy. :)
     
  18. Apr 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    then how does this add to it?

    Evil monkey always leaves me satisfied with a smile on my face!
     
  19. Apr 26, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    That's just disturbing. :)
     
  20. Apr 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    Cardboard will leave an overspray mark. Tape is waaayy better. You just have to be patient and take your time. Bending and shaping is the key. Trust me, masking tape will be infinitely better than any cardboard circle.
     
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