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Old 08-23-2010, 02:30 PM
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Dang those look awesome nicely done.

Didnt you get the 5 for a steal?
Yeah I got 5 for 275, then I got center through a friend of dixies for 20.00! I have to post pics of those cause they are sweet!! Here are the centers

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Old 08-23-2010, 02:50 PM
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You can run the factory lugs with the factory center caps to. I have the same wheels and the factory center caps look great and they hide the lugs and are easier to keep clean to.

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Old 08-23-2010, 02:53 PM
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I figured since i got the rims for a steal, I would go all out and I lucked out with those centers. So I'll get the chrome lugs and valve stems
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:15 PM
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Child labor FTW

I had my son help me attack a couple things on the truck Sunday
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:18 PM
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Hell yeah! Cheaper than an Indonesian sweatshop!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:57 PM
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They look awesome Clinton!!! I even polished my wheels today, pics in my thread!

Trent wasn't lying, the center caps are mint
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:01 PM
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They look awesome Clinton!!! I even polished my wheels today, pics in my thread!

Trent wasn't lying, the center caps are mint
Yeah dude they came out better than i thought. The caps are sweet, Maybe too shiny for my rims! Nice wheels man!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:03 PM
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nah, never too shiny, it will all come together when you get the chrome lugs and stuff and they are all mounted
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nah, never too shiny, it will all come together when you get the chrome lugs and stuff and they are all mounted
I can't wait man!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:44 PM
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those look great man! you know what i would do if i were you? id mask them off and paint the backside of the wheels like a light grey or something. it will make washing them easier and will keep them from pitting on the back side. i plan on doing that with mine sometime. cant wait to see them on the truck!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:49 PM
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those look great man! you know what i would do if i were you? id mask them off and paint the backside of the wheels like a light grey or something. it will make washing them easier and will keep them from pitting on the back side. i plan on doing that with mine sometime. cant wait to see them on the truck!
If you do this, make sure you sand them good and prime with self etching primer first
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They are kinda shitted up on the backside. May a dremel and a little wire wheel can take it off then i'll do the primer. What do you think?
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yeah, mask off really well, etch primer it (go to O'Reilly's and get Nason Ecthing primer in black, bets rattle can primer IMO, its made by dupont). Then get some nice Krylon Fusion Satin Black and go to town after the primer has flashed and dried
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They are kinda shitted up on the backside. May a dremel and a little wire wheel can take it off then i'll do the primer. What do you think?
That could work, or you could use steel wool. I've cleaned up the back of mine with the steel wool and it works well. It would definitely take you less time than using a Dremel with a little wire wheel.

Nice job on the wheels by the way.
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That could work, or you could use steel wool. I've cleaned up the back of mine with the steel wool and it works well. It would definitely take you less time than using a Dremel with a little wire wheel.

Nice job on the wheels by the way.
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yeah, mask off really well, etch primer it (go to O'Reilly's and get Nason Ecthing primer in black, bets rattle can primer IMO, its made by dupont). Then get some nice Krylon Fusion Satin Black and go to town after the primer has flashed and dried

Cool thanks! Paint the backside black though?
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