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Removing Wheel Weights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GuitarfreakD, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    GuitarfreakD

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    Is it necessary to remove the weights when you paint your wheels, or can I just prep the whole wheel and cover the tire and then paint?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    I am also having trouble finding a post of DYI on exactly how to do the wheels. Does anyone have the link with pictures?
     
  3. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    Think about it, paint wheels with weights in place, then later get a tire balance, and guess what, non painted areas!
    Look for the many posts on painting the stock wheels, many guys carefully remove and mark the position of the weights, paint both wheels and weights then replace weights in the original spots. Or, I just had the guys balance from the inside of the wheels on my last tire rotation/balance, which would be better for you so you would not mare your newly painted finish on the outside of the rims. :cool:
     
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