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Old 10-13-2015, 05:15 PM
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MT CLASSIC LOCK (not Baja) fake?

So, I have a set of MT classic lock wheels with the removable outer ring. To my understanding these came about befor the current Baja ones where the ring does not come off. However, my wheels are pretty corroded (possibly painted tan) I can't even tell. They say MT all over them but there aren't center caps and there aren't the small holes for the screw in center caps. I'm planning on painting them black and getting new screws (I found a kit for those online) but I have no idea what to do about the center caps. Any suggestions/explanations? The pic isn't close up but you can tell there aren't holes (take my word for it). Thanks!

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Looks like the older style chrome push through center caps to me. Those wheels can clean up pretty nice with some good polish and a buffer/polishing wheel. Here's a pic I just found to make sure I was thinking right
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:09 PM   #3
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:23 PM   #4
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When I was in high school I had a 1989 Bronco with factory wheels that looked like American Racing Outlaw 2 wheels but I wanted M/T Classic wheels with 36" swampers so so dang bad. I'll never forget my dad telling me 1 day, "son, u have nice wheels with 12 holes but u want wheels with 8 holes, but if u had 8 holes you'd want 12" lol. I remember trying to explain 15" wide mud tires needed wider wheels but it was pointless. 15 years later he's still the same, I can't wait to hear his positive reaction when he sees my brand new Jeep with 37's on it.
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Thanks Greg! I'm sure your dad will be impressed by the new jeep, congrats on that. So, considering my plan to paint these wheels, should I scrape off the old stuff (it's kinda done badly) and start from scratch or is it not good to paint on the chrome (are they even chrome). I want this look here
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:13 AM   #6
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They're aluminum. Having them sand blasted is the easiest and fastest way if u have a way or know someone that can for u. Stripping them before u paint them will give u the best results. Aircraft paint stripper is a gel, u can get it at parts stores or Walmart. Put it on with a paint brush, completely cover the front of the wheel and the back if u want. The sun or heat will help the process and when all the paint is bubbled up u can scrape it or wipe it off. Using a pressure washer works the best from my experience. After u get them stripped, clean them really well with soap and water to make sure all the stripper is off then sand/scuff them so the paint will adhere. Then you're ready to paint!!
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U need to have rubber gloves, face mask and safety glasses on while dealing with paint stripper, to be on the safe side and be cautious not to get the paint stripper on anything else.
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Thanks Greg, any suggestions on paint to use? I've done my fair share of rattle canning so I'm familiar with that route. I'll definitely apply a clear coat once finished
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Duplicolor or Krylon, I've used both.
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Thanks again, I'll post pics when it gets finished up!

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