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Old 12-21-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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My chromed steel wheels are starting to show
signs of rusting. Is it worth having them
powder coated or would re-chroming be a
reasonable way to go cost wise.
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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My chromed steel wheels are starting to show
signs of rusting. Is it worth having them
powder coated or would re-chroming be a
reasonable way to go cost wise.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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IMO you would have to look at the cost and decide which is more cost effective. Also look at the cost of new wheels, sometimes its cheaper. In the meantime you can take some steel wool and wax and make them look a bunch better, at least for awhile.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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Actually I have found that a crumpled piece of aluminum foil and wax does a much better job.
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At etrailer parts you can get a set of 4- 16" 6 lug trailer wheels shiped to you for $250.00 , I think the 15" wheels where about 6 ~8 dollars a wheel cheaper. I would think powder coating would be cheaper. What size wheel do you need, I have a set of spare 14" 5 lug trailer wheels and in the spring I will have a set of 15" 6 lug wheels. Both need a fresh coat of paint.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 450Donn:
Actually I have found that a crumpled piece of aluminum foil and wax does a much better job. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>It removes the rust better than steel wool?? I hadn't heard of that, I'll have to try it. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:48 PM   #7
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Thank you gentlemen for your tips etc regarding
my steel wheels. They are for my truck and are
eight lug 16 inch wheels.
I have found out that a powder coating firm is
in my area will check them out.
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:17 PM   #8
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Many people upgrade their truck tires/wheels, so there are sometimes good deals to be had on stock wheels in classified ads...
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Check www.thedieselstop.com under the for sale section wheels and tires. There are wheels listed out there at reasonable cost.
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