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Old 08-11-2016, 09:41 PM   #11
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Yeah well, tires, axles and wheels... some of those topics I don't reply.

The shiny wheels from ETI are aluminum alloy. With a coating (standard). ETI balances the wheels (good). When you go to replace the tires and have the wheels balanced (good), and the lead is removed... you'll end up with a "bronze" spot you can't polish out.

AND, there are NO numbs on the white steel wheels available where you can add beauty rings or baby moons.

I can talk wheels all day long.

I had Stockton Wheel build me wheels for my Scamp. Wanted to match the tug. Chevy Rally wheels with a Ford bolt pattern. You don't want to know what those two wheels cost.... it's all about the visuals!
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:53 PM   #12
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AND, there are NO numbs on the white steel wheels available where you can add beauty rings or baby moons.

I can talk wheels all day long.

Well, Bummer!!! Guess I'll have to include nubs on the request list.

Oh well, my 2001 Volvo S 80 with 196,000 miles on it has aluminum wheels and they have remained filthy since at least 72.000 miles. Seems like they were getting dirty within less than a tank of gas. I just gave up cleaning them.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:58 PM   #13
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I think it's important that everyone knows Aluminum Alloy wheels need attention. The first is Aluminum and aluminum pits. Leave an aluminum alloy wheel out for a winter and the bottom of the rim... pits. Ya just need to wax the wheels just like the stock white ones... then you are good to go. Now... powder coated wheels... that's a different animal
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Alloy wheels is another custom option, just like your decal color and interior selection, if your tow vehicle has alloy wheels, matching with the trailer is nice.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:30 PM   #15
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Alloy wheels is another custom option, just like your decal color and interior selection, if your tow vehicle has alloy wheels, matching with the trailer is nice.
Got to agree on this one. Our GMC has alloy wheels and the aluminum wheels really match nice. The paint on the truck also matches the trailer gel coat and makes for a sharp looking unit. It's all about choice. Loren
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:46 PM   #16
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My 2014 Ford F-150 (purchased 3 months before picking up Ten Forward) is Glacier White with chrome spoke wheels. Ten Forward is Colonial White (a tiny bit more beige). No way would the "whites" or wheels match. I'm not unhappy with either. But in my case, forgetabout matching like a puzzle. As long as you are as happy with your decision as I am, you are good to go!
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:50 PM   #17
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Looks like no moons for me.
I don't like doing a lot of wheel maintenance either. My chrome'd wheels on the Tahoe are showing some pitting.
Maybe the company that molds the plastic lug nut covers could mold them in some colors other than white and charge some big bucks for them? I'd like red ones to match the pin-striping. Just a thought....
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:00 PM   #18
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You could always spray that truck with Fusion Dover White.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:12 PM   #19
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Maybe the company that molds the plastic lug nut covers could mold them in some colors other than white and charge some big bucks for them? I'd like red ones to match the pin-striping. Just a thought....
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That shouldn't be difficult. Kyrlon Fusion paint, that many use to paint their propane cover to match the trailer gelcoat, is available in several colors. It adheres to plastic really well.

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Maybe the company that molds the plastic lug nut covers could mold them in some colors other than white and charge some big bucks for them? I'd like red ones to match the pin-striping. Just a thought....
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How about chrome or black?
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