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bump for a new question to an old post. would 31x13.5x15 fit on alcoas or would they be too wide?
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I dont have the media, nor do I have the tips.

You need like coconut shells to blast those rims. Which requires a different tip for my gun. And those tips run about a grand. All I have is what came with the unit.

Pool sand, glass bead, extra fine sand will RUIN those rims. Sandblasting aluminum rims is a BIG deal. For one, its very easy to warp the rim, then its junk.

I wont blast those rims.
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If you had access to a Soda blaster that would remove it with no problems

Soda blaster is just baking soda coming out at a high PSI.
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thanks for the heads up Dave. and suggestions on how to clean them up, or should i look into soda blasting like ^dude said.
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Gimme a ring tomorrow. I might have aline on something for ya.
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i know i am bringing up my own old thread, but i finally getting work done on them. i need to get them done so i can get my tires mounted and pass inspection in ny

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i got 3 and a half rims done today. i am going to be powder coating them a black chrome. i just need order the powder from my supplier.
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Looks real good. Can't wait to see them finished.
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So have you been sitting on these for this long or did you decide to mine more aluminum, build a foundry, and make some new wheels?

Oh and they look good, now get them powder coated in DSG.
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yeah looks way better sure took you a long time to get them done lol
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pics cant be seen, please post them up again and your final pics, thanks
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Looks real good. Can't wait to see them finished.
All I have to do is clear them. Then get the tires mounted and balanced.
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So have you been sitting on these for this long or did you decide to mine more aluminum, build a foundry, and make some new wheels?

Oh and they look good, now get them powder coated in DSG.
funny how life works out. In the past 2 years i have work 70-80 hours a week at 2 jobs, put my wife through school, we had our first child, and upkeep on my house that i bought just before i bought these rims.

thanks for the compliment, but i am not going to be repowdercoating them, they are pretty close to dsg for my taste and a hundred percent better than when i got them.


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yeah looks way better sure took you a long time to get them done lol
see above, i dont have the hardest life ever but, well i have been busy. thanks for the compliment


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pics cant be seen, please post them up again and your final pics, thanks
showing up for me...

hmm, i cant seem to edit the older post with the broken links

well the first pic was probably the same as the first pic in the more recent post and the second was



pretty in pink huh?

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Paint them black, I always wanted to see them that way, but don't want to do it to my own set.
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Nope this is the color they ate staying. Maybe someday I will strip them down and do a different color, but I have had 3 people tell me they want their rims powdercoated done. If I could keep this up I probably quit my part time job at Walmart lol.
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