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yeller
12-06-2015, 10:26 PM
Years ago, when I was on a road trip, I lost a tire on the freeway and ended up destroying my rim. I bought a rim/tire to get me back on the road, but now I had one rim that was different. I planned on getting a matching rim when I got back home, but as with most things I do.....it takes a looong time. :rolleyes:

Fast forward 9yrs and rims are still mis-matched......and they all look like crap.

I was practically given a set of rims off an old Mazda B2300 that are in great shape and they're 14", so my tires will swap right over.

I painted the section between the spokes black, to make the spokes look longer. I'm going to keep that, except I'm going to change if from gloss black to flat black so the paint is less noticeable.

Anyways.........I painted the indentation in the spokes (yellow) to match the boat, but I'm 50/50 on whether it looks better or looks cheap.

So what's your opinion? Paint or no paint? Don't hold back. You won't hurt my feelings.

Carl C
12-07-2015, 06:24 AM
Looks good. (painted)

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx275/CARLC222/thumb%20up_zps47elavyt.jpg (http://s763.photobucket.com/user/CARLC222/media/thumb%20up_zps47elavyt.jpg.html)

tmdog
12-07-2015, 07:11 AM
Paint

Ghost
12-07-2015, 08:58 AM
The paint's not bad, but no paint is better.

Pat McPherson
12-07-2015, 09:42 AM
They look good either way to me.

Greg Guimond
12-07-2015, 09:44 AM
I kinda like the paint. There is just enough and not too much. Assuming you are freshwater it should last, right?

woobs
12-07-2015, 10:18 AM
The yellow paint looks okay in a "flower power" kind of way..........
I hear they will be offering those painted wheels for men's trailers soon.

Just Say N20
12-07-2015, 11:31 AM
I hear they will be offering those painted wheels for men's trailers soon.

Ouch!

CHACHI
12-07-2015, 12:32 PM
woobs, please don't sugar coat it, thanks

Ken

yeller
12-07-2015, 02:48 PM
The yellow paint looks okay in a "flower power" kind of way..........
I hear they will be offering those painted wheels for men's trailers soon.
LOL! :rlol: My wife said they looked like they belonged to "My Little Pony"

woobs
12-07-2015, 02:51 PM
All in fun...........

Tidbart
12-07-2015, 07:04 PM
Either looks work. Did you see if the bolt pattern works on the trailer?

B

Ed Donnelly
12-08-2015, 03:51 AM
I don't care what people think.
Ship them to me and I will use them
That's what friends are for...Ed....

yeller
12-08-2015, 01:28 PM
Ok, so I have 3 "for", 2 "50/50", 1 "against".........and Woobs.

Woobs has his own category because it was sooo definite. I've had to start therapy to overcome it. :wink:



....and then there's Ed. Typical Canadian. Thinks that just being nice is enough to get you free stuff. :biggrin.:

yeller
12-08-2015, 01:31 PM
Either looks work. Did you see if the bolt pattern works on the trailer?

BYes bolt pattern is the same. Center bore was slightly too small, but there is a ridge inside the bore that I was able to use a hole saw on and shave off an 1/8".

CHACHI
12-08-2015, 03:52 PM
Are you going to loose the center cap?

Ken

hardcrab
12-09-2015, 01:19 PM
suck ? - dunno. ........................... they do make your butt look big though

yeller
12-09-2015, 01:44 PM
Are you going to loose the center cap?

KenYes. I have Bearing Buddies and they stick out about 1".


suck ? - dunno. ........................... they do make your butt look big thoughThat's actually a good thing. As I get older my man boobs get bigger, so it's all in proportion. :biggrin.:

TBroccoli
12-09-2015, 03:35 PM
Change the black painted area with the yellow painted area. That way you get the splash of color you want but just not in a flower pattern.

gcarter
12-12-2015, 06:58 PM
I've been out of town, I like the paint.
+1

yeller
01-19-2016, 02:59 PM
Thanks for everyone's opinion.

I ditched the yellow and just painted the outer part between the spokes black.

Wheels aren't the best looking ones, but they are way better than what I had, and reasonably cheap.

RedDog
02-03-2016, 08:47 PM
Look a hell of a lot better than my galvanized wheels

Carl C
02-04-2016, 01:00 PM
Just get the darn boat running already! ;)