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I know this is not tech but they just look so cool. I was going to get steel rims but like how light these are and it was cheaper than buying the steel wagon wheels! I will get a better pic posted soon.
 
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Hey, that doesn’t look too bad. What did you do to prep the surface and what type of paint did you use? Please post a pic when it’s mounted on the truck.

Is that a pic of an iron pig in the middle? :D
 
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Three were dechromed then acid etched and powdercoated semi gloss. I think 60% gloss and UV protection added and wife approved. ;) I purposely am not running center caps :D
 
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I still prefer my trail rim paint job. Done in about 10 deg F, with no prep, not even wiping off the dust, with drips and bugs smeared in. Oh, and can was only 1/2 full as a leftover on clearance. :flipoff2: :D :D
 
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I still prefer my trail rim paint job. Done in about 10 deg F, with no prep, not even wiping off the dust, with drips and bugs smeared in.

Bugs??? at 10 deg F?? Dang Junk, that's some hardcore bugs :D
 
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Never occured to me to anodize. On my 55 and 60 the rattle can seemed ok but the 80 is such a beautiful beast I wanted to do it right. Plus I was testing the powdercoating guy because I have a tubing bender and want to coat a rack and other tube creations. :D
 
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[quote author=Bob_Garrett link=board=2;threadid=9368;start=msg81980#msg81980 date=1072792365]
Bugs??? at 10 deg F?? Dang Junk, that's some hardcore bugs :D[/quote]

They weren't there by choice - crabs from yo momma. :flipoff2:

Actually, I painted them outside, and the bugs were in the garage (before we moved :flipoff2:) . :flipoff2:
 
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Andrew, you can get them done for $48. each through me in Davis not to far from you. It is more if they have to be dechromed.
Everybody watch out for Junk with the crabs and the trailside rim jobs :eek:
 

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