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Painting rims, then this crap happens

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco Dan, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    Taco Dan

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    Ok so last night i decided to paint my steel rims. i have a silver taco and wanted something darker on the rims than the same color of the truck.
    went to home depot and got my supplies, and began working on my rims. i did each rim at a time. everything went smooth for 3 rims, until the last one. i was taking off the lug nuts on the rear drivers side when one of the lug studs broke. the other half of the stud is still in the nut. (thanks previous owner for cross threading the crap out of it!). that ruined my smooth sailing last night. anyway, had to vent, but here are some pics. who doesn't love those!
    went with the Metallic Gun Metal Gray Paint.

    the broken lug stud in the pic is at 10 o'clock

    supplies.jpg
    rim.jpg
    rim primed.jpg
    rim painted.jpg
    hub painted.jpg
    rim on.jpg
    broken stud.jpg
    lug nut.jpg
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    :eek: that blows dude
     
  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    looks like i get to make a trip to the auto parts store and disect my rear hub assembly. the bad thing too is the lug across from the broken one was getting tight when i was trying to take it off, i think its gonna break too.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    now that really sucks:goingcrazy:
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    RV7Garage

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    Don't be too quick to blame the owner... that sounds like stealership work to me! :eek:

    Wheels oughta look good on the truck, tho. :cool:
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:01 AM
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    That sucks man! Not to add insult to injury but you do realize you're going to have to repaint when you get new tires because they're going to take off the wheel weight right? :eek:
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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    Taco Dan

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    i think your'e right, they did replace all the brakes before i bought the truck as part of the deal. i still have the truck under warranty and some "platinum warranty", but i think i will do this repair myself. they will probably take too long, as in two days for this.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    lol yeah but it shouldnt be to bad, some touch up spray should do the trick.
     
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