View Poll Results: Which finish for my R/T 20's?

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  • Black Chrome

    15 53.57%
  • PC Gunmetal grey

    3 10.71%
  • PC OEM silver

    3 10.71%
  • PC Black

    1 3.57%
  • PC Charcoal grey

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Thread: Need help deciding on a new finish for my R/T 20's

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    Question Need help deciding on a new finish for my R/T 20's

    I've recently acquired a set of R/T 20" replicas (accepts stock center caps), however the chrome finish on them isn't up to my standards so I've been kicking around the possibilities of what I would do if I had them re-finished. I'm not trying to spend more than the $200-300 dollar per wheel area. But dependent upon future information, I understand that is subject to change haha. Wheels otherwise are in great shape, no road rash, bends or cracks.

    So, in case you haven't seen my truck before, here's more or less what we are working with; Minus some certain red calipers that will be @ all 4 corners soon.





    And here are the wheels now as they sit. As you can see they are heavily guarded





    I have considered the following finishes, but I'm open to other finishes as well.

    1) Black Chrome
    2) PC Gunmetal grey
    3) PC OEM Silver
    4) PC Black
    5) PC Charcoal grey


    Let me know what you guys think, thanks for lookin'
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    A combo of gun metal grey and red to match your decals would like pretty good IMO.
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    Im not sure you want to paint or powder on top of the chrome finish if it isnt perfect. And taking the chrome off is going to set you back what you are expecting to pay for the finish. Also when you dip the chrome to remove the plating, sometimes it leaves pitting that has to be repaired before re-coating.
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    Trade them for a set of Bogarts.........

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    Black Chrome is the way I am going to go. Do those caps have a dodge emblem in the center?
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    Sell them to me for half what you paid, and start over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonesoldier79 View Post
    A combo of gun metal grey and red to match your decals would like pretty good IMO.
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    Black trucks done right look awesome, but the problem with black (and I say this about grill inserts) is that it basically makes things disappear. You have these special rims and if done in black they might as well be sport 15"ers. Chrome could cause the opposite and overpower your truck since they are big rims and the rest of the truck is black. I think a dark gray keeps with the dark look of the truck without acting like "rim camouflage" and a red stripe around the outer edge would look awesome.

    I think they'd look good in black, but black would basically hide a lot of what makes those rims special.

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    i powdered a gunmetal color over my slightly peeling and barely pitted chrome 20's. i know you're "supposed" to take them in to an electroplating shop to have them stripped, but i opted just to have my powder guy blast them. I have a few areas that are slightly yellowish. I'm not sure if that's the clear or the chrome coming through but it's not enough to bother me and i think they look great.

    i used this stuff: http://powder365.com/store/index.php...roducts_id=390

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete102580 View Post
    i powdered a gunmetal color over my slightly peeling and barely pitted chrome 20's. i know you're "supposed" to take them in to an electroplating shop to have them stripped, but i opted just to have my powder guy blast them. I have a few areas that are slightly yellowish. I'm not sure if that's the clear or the chrome coming through but it's not enough to bother me and i think they look great.

    i used this stuff: http://powder365.com/store/index.php...roducts_id=390
    May I please buy those? It'll kill 2 birds with one stone, I up my wheel size and avoid powercoating my current wheels at the same time

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    i think about trading them sometimes for viper wheels but i can never decide which ones i want. what stops me is, if i don't like them- finding these 20's again would be a pain. vipers are a "dime" a dozen.

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    15" FTW....

    I know, old fuck, but these things look better with more rubber in the wheel well, not rim...Rubber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adobedude View Post
    15" FTW....

    I know, old fuck, but these things look better with more rubber in the wheel well, not rim...Rubber.
    I have been considering getting a set of 15" rims all around with some white letter tires (not sure if that will look good or bad) for a more "classic" style look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adobedude View Post
    15" FTW....

    I know, old fuck, but these things look better with more rubber in the wheel well, not rim...Rubber.
    I'm confused. I got more rubber in the rear then you with 20's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs1r/t View Post
    I'm confused. I got more rubber in the rear then you with 20's.
    Um? "Rubber in the rear" ??? Something you're not telling us Chris????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironsport1000 View Post
    Um? "Rubber in the rear" ??? Something you're not telling us Chris????
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    You can never be too careful these days!

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    Current setup
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    1/8 mile #'s 6.54@104 1.39 60’

    Old 1/4 numbers below with 408
    Fastest N/A 2010,2011,2014
    477-RWHP ?-RWTQ

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    Better carry something to mask the smell of latex and doodoo before you show up to Nats this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonesoldier79 View Post
    Better carry something to mask the smell of latex and doodoo before you show up to Nats this year
    You just worry about keeping up with my truck

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    Old 1/4 numbers below with 408
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    Quote Originally Posted by krs1r/t View Post
    You just worry about keeping up with my truck
    shit the least of my worries is keeping up. First I have to make it to Nats and second learn how to launch on a track I have a huge learning curve to conquer if I have any hope of running low 11'S high 10's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonesoldier79 View Post
    shit the least of my worries is keeping up. First I have to make it to Nats and second learn how to launch on a track I have a huge learning curve to conquer if I have any hope of running low 11'S high 10's.
    It's not that hard.
    My truck ran mid 14's stockish, built the truck with the first 408 and on the very 1st pass it went 11.52 I think.

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    I'LL be happy just to be able to show up and make a few passes without putting my front end into the barrier It is what it is I guess I'm done jacking your thread John!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonesoldier79 View Post
    I'LL be happy just to be able to show up and make a few passes without putting my front end into the barrier It is what it is I guess I'm done jacking your thread John!
    Running 11's first run was nothing but luck anyway Carry on with the original topic

    Gun metal FTW.

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    Current setup
    „R„block 429ci W5 heads 700hp N/A
    1/8 mile #'s 6.54@104 1.39 60’

    Old 1/4 numbers below with 408
    Fastest N/A 2010,2011,2014
    477-RWHP ?-RWTQ

    11.244 ET @ 119.71mph N/A
    FOXHOLE RACING
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonesoldier79 View Post
    I'LL be happy just to be able to show up and make a few passes without putting my front end into the barrier It is what it is I guess I'm done jacking your thread John!
    All good man This shit is funny, keep it up lol The poll gets the results I'm looking for anyways
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    I'm looking for stock r/t wheels or d slots it don't matter upon size as long as the wheels aren't trashed if anyone knows or knows of someone someone tell me it's time to start bringin the potential out of my truck

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