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New rims! Need your opinion

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by avengedkevinfold, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    avengedkevinfold

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    I recently bought some blem American eagle wheels for pretty cheap. They are a flat black. 17 inches....3 out of 4 of them have minor scuffs. See photos. I am debating if I want to get them repaired or not. Talked with a few repair companies. Some suggest powder coating for 75 each. Others are the "mobile repair" guys that come to you and "air brush" it I guess. Said it would be like 30 bucks a wheel. Has anybody had a rim repaired by one of these mobile guys? How does the paint hold up over time? Do you guys think its even worth repairing these? One has a minor scrape on the rim. Will it rust over time?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24763003@N07/sets/72157625918147018/show/
     
  2. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Those are some pretty nice looking wheels! To be honest with you....I wouldnt even worry about getting them repaired. From the looks of the pictures, they look like normal off-roading wear and tear. I would just leave them as is and put them on your truck.;)
     
  3. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    they will get a few more scuffs when they mount tires
     
  4. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    x2 with WW_FIREFIGHTER... I also like those rims. I wouldn't worry about repairing them either, by the time you repair them you might as well have bought new ones. The scuffs are hardly noticeable, only when you get real close.

    I say mount them as is...
     
  5. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    I agree with the above as well. Put them on and roll out. Those are nice rims...good score.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    I agree with with everyone else. Unless you got them for next to nothing, you'll pretty much have the price of new wheels tied up in them by the time you get the repaired.

    And if you decide to get them repaired, I would get them powder coated. It will hold up better than painting them.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    Anyone know what model these are?
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    Those are sweet. mount them up as is and post pics asap.

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  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    Save your money. Mount the wheels. Love to see them on your truck.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    Installing 5100s tonight w ICON leaf pack. Mounting wheels w/ BFG 265 70 17 tomorrow. Will post some pix after, jiggies.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    bilstien 5100s all the way around, ICON progressive 3 leaf kit, Illegal tint, snuglid SL, seatbelt chime mod. light racing UCAs
    By the way I ended up painting only the outer ring w some black matte wheel paint from auto zone. match was perfect and clean.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    bilstien 5100s all the way around, ICON progressive 3 leaf kit, Illegal tint, snuglid SL, seatbelt chime mod. light racing UCAs
    Also, if anybody wants these rims good luck! They are on back order for 10 weeks. Thats why I opted for the "blems" shipped from MIAMI.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    After you mount your tires, just get some touch up paint.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    That may be tough if they are matte unless he can find matte touch up paint. I say just rock em and if they bother you that much than have the repair guy do his thing with them mounted on the vehicle so you don't risk banging them back up mounting the tires to the wheels. I just called a guy this morning to quote me on these wheels instead of the Monsters I was originally planning for the truck. Very similar but far less common.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Yah I wanted the monsters too but they only come in 18 and thats lame.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2011 at 12:59 AM
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    Looks great.
     
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