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Old December 30th, 2014, 08:30 PM
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Paint wheels black or leave em alone?

About to paint my wheels black to keep everything black and brown. Thoughts... Might plastidip and make up my mind.

White lettering will be turned to inside ad well.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 08:54 PM
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They're cheapish aftermarket steelies---I'd paint them black.


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Old December 30th, 2014, 08:57 PM
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FWIW, I had a set of Porsche rims powder coated satin black once. They looked fantastic!

You can also put a set of D1 alloys on there.

Are you going to make it into a SW?
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Old December 30th, 2014, 09:01 PM
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Matt Black, to match the wheelarches
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Old December 30th, 2014, 09:14 PM
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I'd do the matte black plasti dip. It holds up well and gives you a chance to decide if you like it or not.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 09:38 PM
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I've had success with the spray can rustoleum truck bed coating for a durable finish. I'd say go for it.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 09:41 PM
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Vote for painting black. Or I 5 black modulars that I would sell you. 15x8. Black looks tougher.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 10:43 PM
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Black powder coat would look good.......Limestone might look good too.

I'll be honest, the snorkel looks really out of place on that truck.......loose it, fix it and paint the wheels and you have a bad ass truck.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 10:57 PM
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Old December 30th, 2014, 11:00 PM
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X9 wheels will be black tomorrow if I can get tires flipped. Thanks all for input
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Old December 30th, 2014, 11:19 PM
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With the brown, galvanizing, and canvas top, Id give Limestone (Rustoleum Almond) a whirl. It keeps it more in line with the age of the truck. -Jeff
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Old December 31st, 2014, 03:02 AM
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X10, black would look sweet.
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I like black rims.
I plastidipped mine and its holding up well.
Was super easy
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Once you go black...
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Old December 31st, 2014, 08:20 AM
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Old December 31st, 2014, 11:47 AM
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In progress. Decided to do some rattle can touch up on the frame and bits.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 11:52 AM
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Old December 31st, 2014, 12:04 PM
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You think that will work?
Was going to have the tires flipped around but two of the tires have some rock rash on the other side that I would rather not have on the outside
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With the brown, galvanizing, and canvas top, Id give Limestone (Rustoleum Almond) a whirl. It keeps it more in line with the age of the truck.

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