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Which steel wheels will still look good in a few winters?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by angrysnowplow, May 16, 2003.

  1. angrysnowplow

    angrysnowplow 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for some 15x8 or 15x10 steel wheels with 3.5" backspacing for when I go 8 lug. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Any of you folks have something like that that's held up decent against road salt and the like?/forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
    BTW I'd like to avoid white and black if possible I don't think it'll look too good on my junk.
    TIA /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. Don

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    Get the one's You want, and have em Powder Coated, it stand's up to the CG 90 [chemical deicer] used in Washington State. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  3. angrysnowplow

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    Excuse my ignorance, but can you powdercoat the chrome ones and still retain *bling*bling* qualities? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    Or does it have to be a solid color?
     
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    "bling bling qualities"..HAHA....thats the funneist thing ive heard in a long time lol... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Don

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    They can apply Powder that almost shine's like Chrome. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Sweeeet. Any idea how much that usually runs?
     
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    Not that it helps ya any........

    I use white spokes painted black. A couple of years ago, I did a roadtrip of death back to OK. A lot of snow and ice. The paint job on the axle got wrecked, the brand new shocks got thrashed, but the homemade paint job on the wheels held up. No problems yet.
     
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    I'm totally guessing here, around $20.00 a wheel?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Excuse my ignorance, but can you powdercoat the chrome ones and still retain *bling*bling* qualities? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    Or does it have to be a solid color?

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    The good places should have a metallic power coat, there is a duplicolor paint that does the chrome/transparent thing, clear coat the $hit out of it I bet they will hold /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I can painted my steel rallies about three years ago and they still look ok, winters dont get more harsh than 2 hrs a day on an indiana highway /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  10. angrysnowplow

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    I like that one, didn't think of clear coating them.
    Thanks for the ideas guys /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I've only look at places online, but it was more like $60 a wheel, a little pricey I think. I haven't priced anyone locally though.
     

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