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To Paint, or not to paint?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Davtopgun, Mar 2, 2011.

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Paint, or don't paint?

Poll closed Apr 1, 2011.
  1. Paint them! They would look sexy!

    59.2%
  2. Don't paint them! I love the way they look!

    20.4%
  3. Other (Like painting part, centers, outers) Please explain.

    20.4%
  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    #1
    Davtopgun

    Davtopgun [OP] Weeeee mod time!

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    I have been throwing around the idea of painting my wheels, but i can't decide weather i want to or not. At the moment, i'm stuck 50/50 weather to do it or not.

    So, i'm going to let TacomaWorld make the final decision.

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  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-Pro

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    I say yes, those wheels black on that truck would look pretty good IMO.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    BryWi

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    I am trying to picture them both ways.

    It might be too much black with your truck color. May need something to break it up a bit...
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    dgr540

    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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    What it could look like.

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  5. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    intrudn86

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    I definately would NOT paint them. Just imagine what they will look like after the paint is all scratched up. If anything, powder coat... more scratch resistant. I love the look as they are though... so I would just leave them as is.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    Davtopgun

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    I was thinking along the lines of painting the centers including the spokes, and leaving the outer rim the way it is to break up the fact that i'm blacking nearly everything out eventually.


    That's what i'm thinking, maybe a little to much black. But i kinda like that too, once i do the BHLM and replace the grill and black out the grill surround. Hmmmmm....I guess that's why i'm here lol
     
  7. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    BryWi

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    Yeah. That sounds like a good look. Just a little something to give you some contrast...
     
  8. Mar 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    JasonJump

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    Take them off and leave them off IMO
     
  9. Mar 2, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    Davtopgun

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    Don't like the design? I think their pretty cool, i'm not to keen on the 'buy the same as everyone else' thing.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    scottri

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    My vote is to paint them!
     
  11. Mar 2, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    RLDTACO

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    I think black center and spoke area and leave outer ring as is, will look pretty good if you want a change. If you are going to black out the rest of your truck, then leaving the wheels alone should be fine also. Add a little contrast. I personally think there enough black wheeled trucks running the streets these days. But then that is just my opinion. :D
     
  12. Mar 2, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    snoozeworm

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    To make you truck look the best...PUT THE STOCK RIMS BACK ON. Those rims are gross
     
  13. Mar 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Paul's TRD

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    damn, those are some old school ass wheels. Don't think those would look right painted. They just don't fit the bill for being painted black.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    :)
    Gotta agree with these two. ^
     
  15. Mar 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    black powder coat would look bad ass
     
  16. Mar 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    i agree with this guy that's agreeing with the other two guys
     
  17. Mar 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Plasti Dip!! If you don't like it, peel it off!!!
     
  18. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Tidrow

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    I like the design too, roll with em.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    steve o 77

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    If you paint them you can do touch ups unlike with powdercoat, which will still scratch.

    My wheels after being rattle canned for about 8 months. I didn't even use primer.
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    I vote leave them unpainted though.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    cjd141985

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    I'm not a big fan of the wheels, but I voted paint them.
     
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