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idea for my wheels

ive been looking at painting my wheels black for a while since i dont care to spend money on a set of wheels. i see that powder coating them looks good, and painting them myself is the easy route - but while talking to my brother last night he had an idea that i thought was rather interesting and unique. what if i were to have line-x applied to the wheels, not only would it be black, but the wheels would be protected.

thoughts, opinions, concerns? thanks in advance.
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I dont know if its been done before. Just make sure to do plenty of prep work.

IMO, I would use paint or powdercoat. I might be wrong, but it would seem to be easier to fix a chip in either one of them than bedliner......but again I could be wrong.

If you do it though, post pics. lol.
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yeah and cleaning them might become a 'female dog'...
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I wouldn't line x wheels. The textured finish would look weird. I'd paint or powdercoat them
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also they can be tough to balance.
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also they can be tough to balance.
True that. i would never of taken that into consideration
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yeah i had this idea a while back, someone mentioned it to me. kind of an obscure point.
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True that. i would never of taken that into consideration
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Do the prep work and spray bomb them suckers.
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Seems like a good idea. Just make sure is perfectly clean so it wont flake and an even coat. Don't wanna unbalance your tires.
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dont do it no coating will adhear well untill you strip off the factory clear coat at that point you might as well bake or paint or hit up ebay all black rim's are cheap 400-700 for a nice set american racing has a teflon coated rim its super bad *** ive seen them on a jeep
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also they can be tough to balance.
not only this but the cost is gonna be about the same as spraying a bed. those guys are gonna rape you even though it's a lot smaller of an area.

prep work like someone has mentioned would be important. this however would be hard since you have to tape off the areas w/ that wire tape that they use. thus resulting in areas peeling when you remove the tape. the beds are easier since the panels are large and flat. the rims are small and have crevices.

i'd spraybomb em' and save some headache and money.
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a guy that works at the local line-x shop happened to stroll into my work today so i hit him up on how many ppl request line-x on their wheels. he says that thy do it quite frequently actually. so i asked him which wheel surfaces offer better adhesion, just so happens the wheels i have (stock FX4) arent the BEST when it comes to sticking but they hold up quite nicely. this was good info to know so i figured id update this.
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Powder coat them. I actually just sourced a guy that will do wheels for $15 each.
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Thats a great price. seems like it should be more.
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if only he were around here!
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Spray paint will flake off i did it the correct way on a friends truck, line-x that stuff is heavy and would look terrible. just get the powder coated i did mine same wheels you have an they look amazing.
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Powder coat them. I actually just sourced a guy that will do wheels for $15 each.
I would check this guy out real close because it's around 3 to 4 hundred dollars for 4 wheels everyplace I check on the web.
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Powder coat them. I actually just sourced a guy that will do wheels for $15 each.
is the catch he gets to keep one at the end or something???
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Bed liner - get dirty and fades, you will not like them after that and to go back would be a b!tch.

Power Coating is my choice somewhere down the road but finding a good Shop is the trick.

04RangerDave,
Where did you get yours done, they look good ?
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is the catch he gets to keep one at the end or something???
damn old bump dude look at the dates
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damn old bump dude look at the dates
Oh snap! I didn't even notice that lol.
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i did the duplicolor bed liner on mine. they balanced out fine.
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that looks good. Line X is thicker though, depending on the application it could cause problems (but again, maybe not)
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06rangerguy- those look great!
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thanks!
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