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wheel is chipping. help!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by sir1123, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

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    99 SR5 Prerunner, Black,3.4L
    3"Ebaich with 5100 Bilstiens, K&N cai, 5% 3M Tint, Magnaflow 18", Hella 500s with 35w 3000k hid retro, 33x9.5x15 BFG A/T
    i have a 99 pre runner with the explorer looking rims. it seems that one of them is chippin a type of plastic off. what is this? if i were to paint rims would i have to sand all the way through the plastic looking stuff?
     
  2. vermintrex

    vermintrex Well-Known Member

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    BFG A/T KO 265/70/17, '11 FJ wheels, 5100's all four corners, Eibach springs, 1/4" Taco lean spacer, Leer 100XR, WeatherTech liners, trimmed mud flaps and I farted in it.
    Not familiar with the rim, but if it's an alloy it sounds like the clear coat is starting to fail. Probably the fix at this age is a full sandblast and repaint, of course you'd have to do all the rims to have a cohesive look.

    Maybe others have a better idea what's going on.

    Good luck
     
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