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Old 02-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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before and after pics

just did this tonight its been bothering me since i got these wheels, i used aircraft stripper and some elbow grease, i think im going to paint the inside of the holes gloss black, not a big fan of all the black though i think i needed some way to break it up




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Old 02-27-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Orange. Not bright orange, but dark/burnt orange. I agree that there needs to be something to break it up a bit, but you don't want to go with anything really bright like red or yellow. A deep orange would blend well and break it up at the same time, if that makes any sense at all.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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just did this tonight its been bothering me since i got these wheels, i used aircraft stripper and some elbow grease, i think im going to paint the inside of the holes gloss black, not a big fan of all the black though i think i needed some way to break it up
Looks good! Is that paint or plasti-dip? Were they aluminum? I've been wanting to paint mine. Any special preparation?
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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nope it was just a textured paint, no primer, just clean the wheel really good so there is no wax or dirt, and it was actually a pain in the a** to get off

the one biggest mistake people make is they dont let the paint dry, i usually let paint dry for at least 24 hours before touching it

and yes they are aluminum
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nope it was just a textured paint, no primer, just clean the wheel really good so there is no wax or dirt, and it was actually a pain in the a** to get off

the one biggest mistake people make is they dont let the paint dry, i usually let paint dry for at least 24 hours before touching it

and yes they are aluminum
I have this same wheels on my rig.....I may hafta give it a go.


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Old 02-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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did you take the tires off the rims. where did you get aircraft stripper ? and what type of paint did you use, was it a spray can.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:33 PM   #7
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just did this tonight its been bothering me since i got these wheels, i used aircraft stripper and some elbow grease, i think im going to paint the inside of the holes gloss black, not a big fan of all the black though i think i needed some way to break it up
Bro your jeep looks bad ass
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:41 PM   #8
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I don't usually like non-black rims on jeeps....but yours I do like. It fits better with your color scheme having them not black. First thing I did when I bought mine was bedline those rims though.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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i just left the tires on the stripper did not hurt them at all believe it or not, the stuff i used i got from auto zone its called klean strip aircraft paint remover, worked pretty good just spray it on let it sit for 30 min, repeat if necessary.
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I have the stock aluminum rims. And was wondering what was the best way to tackle the coating on them. It's already halfway peeling off.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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I tried doing that with my wheels too. The first one turned out good, but the second one I did had machining marks all over it. I repainted one already and still need to do the second.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:25 AM   #12
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i was a little concerned what i would find under the paint but i guess i got lucky and the aluminum is all smooth and there is no marks under the paint all all

next i think im going to try to paint the inside of the 8 holes black again but leave the face aluminum, i may have to paint that by hand though, not sure how im going to do it. I also plan to cut the ends off of the bumper and make it into a stubby
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As can be figured I'm a black wheel fan. Looks good. It flows because you've allready got a black theme going. An accent color.. I'd say if you did it, a med-dark grey would work (Hammertone type paint?)
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I like the aluminum wheels.
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got another before and after, this is what i was doing today and i still have to weld end caps on the side of the bumper but IMO i think it looks 1000X better


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That src bumper looks good cut down
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got another before and after, this is what i was doing today and i still have to weld end caps on the side of the bumper but IMO i think it looks 1000X better
Looks awesome! gives more attention to your fenders as well. you should show that to the company, because they should sell one just like it... I'd by.. Mind me asking what bumper it is?
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #18
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Looks really good but I think it would look even better if you up'd the tire size while going a little narrower. Btw are those smittybuilt front fenders?? If so how was the install?. Did they line up ok?
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:06 AM   #19
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The front bumper is a smittybilt src and the fenders and side armor are all smittybilt xrc, i hear a lot of things about smittybilt but so far everything ive ordered has lined up just fine, only minor adjustments needed to be made but these are deffinitly not just bolt on, you have to get friendly with a drill and grinder.

As far as the tires go im ordering some mickey thompson baja claw ttc's im staying with 33 12.5 15 for now untill i get the rear axle changed out and the truss added to the front axle but i can easily clear 35
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Hey... So, what size are the BFG's, and is that a RE 3.5" lift
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the bfg's are 33 12.5 15's and its a 4inch RC x series lift

the tires only measure a little over 31" but they are really worn down, im ordering 2 mickey thompson baja claw ttc's this week and ill order 2 more on my next pay check, they should actually measure about 2 inches bigger

the lift sais 4" but i actually got around 5 maybe a little bit more
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4" lift, got 5" maybe more? Yikes!. Wondering what mine will bring. It's still on order, due in this week. What gears and trans are you running? How's the performance with those tires.? Toady?
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The MT claws are a badass looking tire! I hear ya with waiting till you strengthen the axles.

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