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It realy does make the truck stand out. A few more mods... and my truck shall be complete.
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that DSG? looks like it but hard to tell
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Do your wheels have kind of a rough texture to them? Also, did you clear them?
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Complete, haha I don't think so. Wheels look good. Tire shine does wonders.
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It realy does make the truck stand out. A few more mods... and my truck shall be complete.
after my 2/2 i said my truck was complete.. and now ive got a 5/7 with 17's in the works
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Great job. Those look awesome!
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that DSG? looks like it but hard to tell
Whats a DSG?

Theyre not clear coated. Only because I dont know how well the rattle can will stick to the scuffed clearcoat of the original finish.

I plan to (hopefully) get new tires next year, and when I do, I will have the rims bead blasted and powder coated... I could VERY easily bead blast them myself, however, when it comes to something like an exceptionally soft, aluminum wheel, you take too much off, or hit one spot too long you can run into major problems. Steel wheels are no biggy.

I say this only as a warning to those of you with small sandblasting setups at home... take it to someone who has done aluminum wheels in the past.
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Whats a DSG?

Theyre not clear coated. Only because I dont know how well the rattle can will stick to the scuffed clearcoat of the original finish.

I plan to (hopefully) get new tires next year, and when I do, I will have the rims bead blasted and powder coated... I could VERY easily bead blast them myself, however, when it comes to something like an exceptionally soft, aluminum wheel, you take too much off, or hit one spot too long you can run into major problems. Steel wheels are no biggy.

I say this only as a warning to those of you with small sandblasting setups at home... take it to someone who has done aluminum wheels in the past.
DSG is the acronym for Dark Shadow Gray, which it doesn't look like to me.

What kind of tire are you going to go with when you get new?
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hes gonna get some lopros
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i think they look great man
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looks good
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looks great the clean rattle can should work good... i painted my buddies wheels black and used clearcoat rattle can and it came out great.
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Looks awesome! i wanted to do this to mine but am getting new ones instead!
you should paint your calipers red to match the drums in the back
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looks great the clean rattle can should work good... i painted my buddies wheels black and used clearcoat rattle can and it came out great.
But how well has the clear held up? That's the thing. It can look great at first but that doesn't mean anything if it's not going to stick to it very well.
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Damn Dave that looks good. I wouldnt mind doing that to my explorer.
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so what color is it?

looks real good
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Whats a DSG?

Theyre not clear coated. Only because I dont know how well the rattle can will stick to the scuffed clearcoat of the original finish.

I plan to (hopefully) get new tires next year, and when I do, I will have the rims bead blasted and powder coated... I could VERY easily bead blast them myself, however, when it comes to something like an exceptionally soft, aluminum wheel, you take too much off, or hit one spot too long you can run into major problems. Steel wheels are no biggy.

I say this only as a warning to those of you with small sandblasting setups at home... take it to someone who has done aluminum wheels in the past.
I've sandblasted aluminum. Easy as hell. BUT i dont have a sandblaster big enough to fit a wheel in.
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Cabinet unit? I dont have a cabinet blaster... Tho I have always wanted one. As far as blasting aluminum wheels, My setup is set up for sand.... And while I *think* i have the tip for bead blasting, one boo boo = new wheels.... Ill let someone else take that chance.

Im not sure of the color. its the dark grey by Duplicolor wheel paint...

I have thought about painting my calipers however.
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The name of the color is graphite.

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But how well has the clear held up? That's the thing. It can look great at first but that doesn't mean anything if it's not going to stick to it very well.
If you look at the duplicolor wheel coatings, they also have a rattle can clear which is much better than normal clear paint. It's just as good as the color cans, just no pigment added. That would hold up great if you wanted to clear over the graphite....it would make it more shiny though
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I can't really decide if I want a shiny finish or not.
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Personally, while the rattle can did make it look alot better, overall, I think my only long term option is to have them powder coated. I mean, their not chipped yet, its only been like 2 weeks, however lets be brutally honest here, rattle can isnt what I would call a 'super durable' finish,.
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its actually pretty good, my old wheels were painted for 2 years and nothing ever tore thru the paint other than offroading in mud(which would be expected). Since your truck has never seen a dirt road i wouldnt be worried
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