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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Black freestyle rim pictures?

With new 285s going on the truck, it's a good time to consider what wheels to put them on (truck is a ROW 90 truck cab) I currently have black 5 spoke steel wheels, the typical ones you see on ROW trucks. I also have a set of freestyles. Considering the truck is "Arizona tan", silver alloys make look strange. So im wondering if it's worth painting or powder coating the freestyles black. Anyone done this on a brown truck? Anyone good with photoshop? Any suggestions?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:54 PM
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I've just been reading a bunch recently on powder coating alloy wheels and there is some concern on the heat and the hyper-aging of the metal. Basically making it brittle. Seems hard to get a straight ok or not since it really depends on the alloy itself and it's original aging temp used.

Looks like many people have powder coated with no issue. Just thought it was interesting and there is engineering truth behind the concern.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 06:44 AM
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Old April 24th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Tony I have some flat black freestyles with 285s on them if you want to see what they would look like on your truck
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Old April 24th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Got a picture of your truck with them on, Charles?

Jeff, I should be so lucky that axle snapping would be a concern of mine. . .
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Spray some plasti-dip on 1 or 2 of the wheels and put them on the truck, you can just peel it off when you want to remove it, and you don't need to sand anything, just clean the wheel first.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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John, you're the second person to suggest that -- might be worth a try.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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John, you're the second person to suggest that -- might be worth a try.
It's $6 a can at home depot, it is easy to spray on, and fairly easy to take off. I've used it a few times, not much a risk of using it at $6.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Got a picture of your truck with them on, Charles?
Ok, I forgot only one was a freestyle and it was the spare so you don't see it here. But here it is with the other kind of alloy, whatever they are.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Charles, thanks for that, we may have a winner. John, how does the plasti-dip wear?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Negative. All I have done is commit to making a new frame (by cutting off the rear cross member). It's one of the things I have promised myself to finish before moving on to other things. Just need to build a new frame, a nose box, disassemble, galvy it all, paint, re-assemble. I really wanted to put some drawers in it as well.
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freestyles and the xs deep dish
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Anyone good with photoshop?
Did someone call my name?

No charge for this one.
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Josh,

That is more like Photochop.

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freestyles and the xs deep dish
What process did you use on these?
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My GOD I thought for a second someone had stolen my truck! GENIUS!!
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I seriously hope you're not poking fun at my skills.
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Charles, thanks for that, we may have a winner. John, how does the plasti-dip wear?
I've had it on a plastic valence for over a year now with no chips or scrapes from salt ice or road debris, but i accidentally got some chrome polish on it and it stained and won't come off (but i could just spray over that), so most people say to clear coat over it.
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I might have to stop at the Depot on the way home . . .
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That is more like Photochop.

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What process did you use on these?
local powdercoater did the the work, sand blasted then powdercoated with a gloss finish on the deep dish and a matte on the freestyles.
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I seriously hope you're not poking fun at my skills.
can you do my truck with black powder coated boosts?
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