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Old    Chanes (cdtex14)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-22-2012, 2:43 PM Reply   
I'm looking to change up the look of my wheels. I've had the black rockstar wheels for 5 yrs now and looking to change the center cap for something different. I know I could sell or trade the wheels but I'm not really wanting to go through that much effort just yet and they are on my tow vehicle that I rarely drive anymore. I was thinking they would look OK without the star..... at least for now.
Old    Brandon Zubke (bzubke1)      Join Date: Feb 2010       02-22-2012, 2:53 PM Reply   
I've seen people run them without the center cap and it looks good. WHat color is your truck?
Old    Chanes (cdtex14)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-22-2012, 3:42 PM Reply   
The truck is a slate grey dodge. I like the way that looks without the caps but my exposed hubs are alot uglier than that. Maybe I could some black steel dust caps??
Old    Robby Elliott (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-22-2012, 3:44 PM Reply   
look at some of the fuel wheels. they make a few nice ones. and they come in 12 and 14's
Old    Robby Elliott (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-22-2012, 3:48 PM Reply   
or have your rockstars powdercoated
Old    Brandon Zubke (bzubke1)      Join Date: Feb 2010       02-22-2012, 5:34 PM Reply   
you could spray paint the hubs black so they're not as noticible but I would definitely stick with balck wheels. Slate grey and colors similar look awesome with black wheels. What color is your boat? If it's red I bet the rockstars would look sick with some red accents plus it would match the boat.
Old    Brett Mock (bmock50)      Join Date: Feb 2011       02-22-2012, 8:41 PM Reply   
paint the hubs, or I've seen people that have a black face of the spoke and the other parts are brushed metal looking, or vice versa. They look sick
Old    Chanes (cdtex14)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-23-2012, 2:32 PM Reply   
The boat is Black and Grey so I think I'll stick with those colors on the truck too. Red wheels would look good with a red boat though. Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I will paint the hubs for a temp fix but there are some sweet center caps out there on a site that was linked to the fuel wheels site..... Might look for just a simple low profile solid black center cap. Something simple.
Old    Chanes (cdtex14)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-27-2012, 12:27 PM Reply   
Do any of you have experience with Plastidip on wheels?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-27-2012, 12:33 PM Reply   
Powdercoating can cost you more than buying new wheels. Especially if they have to strip off existing finish. I like the idea of painting the star to hide it.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            02-27-2012, 12:45 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by jarrod View Post
Powdercoating can cost you more than buying new wheels. Especially if they have to strip off existing finish. I like the idea of painting the star to hide it.
Not sure what kind of wheels you're buying...but Powdercoating 4 wheels matte black cost me $450 that included dismounting/mounting new tires and stripping the old wheels.
Old    Chanes (cdtex14)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-27-2012, 2:24 PM Reply   
Yea I was thinking of plasti dipping the star and all the "metal" hardware black to make it more subtle. I will probably try that first before I mess with buying different center caps. I'll post a pic of what I end up doing.
Old    Chanes (cdtex14)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-27-2012, 2:28 PM Reply   
My buddy just did all his factory wheels and it looks killer but I just don't know how it will stand up. I do get my truck off road for hunting and ranch work so it's needs to be fairly tough.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       02-28-2012, 7:19 AM Reply   
I've had aftermarket rims powderocated ( black) on my last truck. they chipped quite a bit from normal highway driving. I just used a factory paint touch up on the nicks. one downside to powdercoating is the potential weakening from the powdercoat process....the heat ( baking) process can affect some rims more than others.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-28-2012, 7:41 AM Reply   
"Not sure what kind of wheels you're buying...but Powdercoating 4 wheels matte black cost me $450 that included dismounting/mounting new tires and stripping the old wheels. "

Cool. I was quoted close to double that. Maybe my wheels needed more work.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            02-28-2012, 8:46 AM Reply   
Mine were OEM 10-spoke Rover alloy wheels I had done. No curb rash repairs were needed.

I offroad my rover and in 1.5 yrs the powdercoating hasnt chipped yet (knock on wood). But i have heard stories of issues with pc chipping.

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