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Old 06-15-2016, 07:40 AM
rob3837 rob3837 is offline
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What do you think boys, is painting these the best route to go?
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:51 AM
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I personally would just look for a nice aftermarket set on Craigslist or even new. If you really like those rims and want to keep them, I would take them to get sand blasted and powder-coated
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:53 AM
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I personally would just look for a nice aftermarket set on Craigslist or even new. If you really like those rims and want to keep them, I would take them to get sand blasted and powder-coated
Not so much a case of really liking them, they were just on the truck when I bought it Might just use them for winter rims and pickup something nicer to use in the summer. The pic is the worst looking one, the others aren't as bad, but they aren't beautiful either
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:56 AM
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I'd say that's a good plan.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:18 AM
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What do you think boys, is painting these the best route to go?
Rob, check out this video by ChrisFix.


His turned out incredible, so if you're interested in painting them I'd do something like that!
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:41 AM
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Aluminum rims though? I don't know, I think they're beat up enough that they should just be winter wheels
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:10 AM
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Aluminum rims though? I don't know, I think they're beat up enough that they should just be winter wheels
It's winter all the time in Canada though, right?

Lol yeah, that's probably your best option.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:04 PM
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You could also just remove the rust and spray paint it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:37 PM
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I recently bought a 2004 Ranger with the same rims but in better condition than these, but I wanted them better. I am not a perfectionist but am picky about wheels. I popped off the center chrome (really is plastic), cleaned the rims repeatedly, sanded with very fine sandpaper, sprayed 3 coats of primer, and then sprayed my final coat of enamel. I used a plastic dish sealer to cover the lug area when spraying--and protected the tire and car from over-spray but using masking tape on the tires and a cardboard cutout. A pro would have taken the wheels off, but it turned out fantastic. Not in the position to send pictures but will if I get time later. Masking tape won't stick to tires unless you take off take off all grease or oil from their surface, but with the combination of a little bit of masking tape and the cardboard shield it worked.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:18 AM
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Yeah, what I did with my truck, not rusty but corroded

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Yeah, what I did with my truck, not rusty but corroded
sorry wasn't finished, it was corroded and I sanded them down by hand and did one layer of Bedliner and they look great
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