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another paint question, new(to me) wheels, leave them chrome? paint em black?

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what do you guys think

they look dull there, but i imagine he either cleaned em up, or i could shine em up myself. idk if i want to paint them or not..

going to pick them up in an hour, and painting them or not decides whether i get em mounted today or not lol
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id clean em up man....just my opinion
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Um.... What material are they? I'm not sure if I'm crazy about them...

I say paint/powdercoat them black..
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chrome i believe...
either that, or they're just polished.

either way, i think i might mount them, see how it looks, then go from there
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hell you can rattle can it while its still on the truck .. mount em anyway lol
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yeah but then i gotta tape em off, idk its just so much easier without a tire on there lol
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black! do it
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Clean'em up first. Then go from there.
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Just clean them up. i think they would look pretty good.
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Clean'em up first. Then go from there.
id clean them up first, see if you like it, htne if not, go black, hell they gotta be cleaned before they're painted anyways....

you can always add paint, but its a heck of a lot harder to remove it, so if you clean up first, and dotn like it, paint em
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thanks, i think thats what i'll do

leaving to get them now

and get some new brake pads. lots to do today! lol
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Leave them alone and just clean them up, if YOU paint them and not have them professionally painted or powder coated they will just look like **** in a few weeks anyhow, that paint will just peel off and chip and etc etc etc.
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Just dropped it off. Getting an alignment done as well. These wheels are sweet! Need to get some polish and shine these babies up
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Where are the damn before pics. GGRRRR
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clean them up.... dont paint them black i hate black wheels!! just my 2 cents
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Jesus, you change wheels like I change underwear, atleast once a month!

I say paint them black, and the outer ring, leave it chrome.
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Well they're mounted. I'm on my iPhone so I can't post a pic on here. They look amazing as they are!
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Sweet!

Looks a lot like American Racing Outlaw II's... I was looking for those in a 16in rim... No dice!

Polish them. Mothers ball the **** outta them! You'll love the way they turn out.... You'll turn some heads... Polished beats chrome!
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I would paint them black just because your grill is black now. IMO
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I plan on polishing them
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Geez you have had 4 different sets of rims on you truck in the last year. I like they way it looks tho.
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i know lol

these are by far my favorite

and they're in great condition. the ride with tehse compared to the steelies is crazy. so much better. and these wheels weighted maybe 15 lbs. really really light.
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Mmmmm. i'm in love with your truck!
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Yeah, you see the weight comparison reflected in your mpg. lol

Keep em polished man! really looks good like that!

I think if you go black with them, you'll regret it.... It won't have enough goin on... The polished look separates the rest of the truck! Matches the mirrors too!
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