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Unread 05-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #61
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Oh and what is with this new picture format. Kinda sucks IMO.
yeah..i hate it....i just use photobucket now so they still show up full size. Just hate that all 1000 pics in my build are now tiny and you have to actually click on them to see the full pic........lame

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Unread 05-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #62
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Here is a picture of the rock rail installed. It's dirty already, oh well, a dirty jeep is a happy jeep.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #63
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Scored a set of 5 Moabs off CL for $200.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:28 PM   #64
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Started sanding the rubicon rims today. What a tedious process. I've learned that prepping for paint makes all the difference so I'm putting in the time. I'm having trouble uploading pics so I will try again tomorrow.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #65
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Here are the rims so far. Before on the left, after sanding on the right.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #66
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Received new (to me) spacers today. Thanks Timbo24.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #67
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Received new (to me) spacers today. Thanks Timbo24.
Glad to here it I hope they work well for you. Post pics.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #68
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what made you want those wheels over the ones you are selling?
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Unread 06-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #69
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A couple reasons. First, they are less expensive and I feel more comfortable taking them into the rock gardens of New England where I wheel. Second, I am crazy and like to keep changing things. I've had the rims for a couple years and it was/is time for a change.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 03:24 PM   #70
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I like them and the price. The only thing about buying used wheels is there's no way to know if they are warped until they're installed.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #71
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That's a good call. We always take that kind of risk buying used stuff. The only way to be sure is to buy them new. None are warped that I know of, I have never run the spare but it does have a lot of weights on it. And a warped rim can be fixed for around $100 I think so if that ends up being the case it is still as good deal IMO. 4 of them are still mounted on my jeep. They are coming off this week I hope.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #72
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Did you buy them used?
Check shipping to 30318 for me. You may have them sold!
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Unread 06-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #73
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No, I bought them new. Sent you a PM about shipping.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #74
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Painting rims today. So far these are the steps I've taken...

1. Thorough wash with a wheel cleaner then a degreaser then let dry.
2. Sanded them with 150 grit and hit with compressed air to remove dust.
3. Sanded again with 1000 grit and hit with compressed air to remove dust.
4. Thorough wash with dish soap and warm water, let dry, washed again.

Now they are sitting where you see them in the pic for a complete dry, probably for a couple hours. After they are dry I will hit them with a tack cloth to remove any stubborn dust then start priming/painting. I didn't sand them all the way to the metal. All I did was remove the clear coat and scuff the original powder coating.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #75
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Here is the paint and primer I am using. I never used the rustoleum auto primer and it was the only thing I could find locally that was close to the application I needed so why not. The rim paint is satin black. I am debating on using a clear coat over the paint. I'll wait and see how it turns out. Also the paint has strict instructions that all coats need to be applied 10 minutes apart with no more coats being applied 1 hour after the first. After an hour has passed from when the first coat was applied the rims need 7 days to completely cure. After that the product claims to be chip resistant like powder coating. We'll see, lol.
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