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Finally finished my wheels

Started last week taking the chrome covers off my stock wheels to paint them black. Talking about a big PITA. Luckily my brother's truck is missing a tranny so I borrowed his 33's for the week. In the first pic I had just taken the covers off. Look at all that glue. Used aircraft paint remover, rubber mallet, and a scraper. After that I rinsed and used a wire stripper brush on a drill to finish the job. Coat of primer and 2 coats of paint later you get the end results below. Good timing too b/c I've gotta go pick up his tranny 2 1/2 hours away in the morning.



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looks awesome. I like that. it's clean and cheap. good job
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looks good
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i kinda like it without the center caps
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x2 wihout the caps.
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Wonder how they would look DSG ?
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looks good, i like it alot. black rims excite me.lol
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ooooooo man, that looks nice, good job!
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i dig the wheels!, just paint the center caps black with some plastic paint
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keep the caps chrome or else they will peel looks great like you have it!
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Here is how you do up the center caps


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Paint the center caps, but leave the ford oval in the center chrome.
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nice work, great mod.
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never been a fan of those style rims, but i have to say those look great
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wheels look good. i had a set of those coopers b4 my bfgs they were a nice a/t tire
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Thanks for all the comments and input. I'm gonna run the center caps for a while and may paint em like mentioned above. I plan on buying a new set of wheels next year and then have these powder coated just for a back up set. Coopers are a great tire for the money. Think I paid around $112 a tire.
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Looks AWESOME but I would scrap the center caps. Too much bling, imo.
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your truck looks good keep the caps chrome it just looks like a dark hole other wise
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keep the caps chrome or else they will peel looks great like you have it!
not if you sand them and use a paint made for plastics
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Nice work man. I did the same thing to those same wheels last year! I love em!
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looks good, but i like it without the centercaps too
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Keep them centercaps on there
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without the center caps!

without a doubt.
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Looks awesome the way it is. I like the chrome center caps myself.
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Looks pretty good. How do you like those Coopers?
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