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Old 06-09-2015, 03:23 PM   #41
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I do not know if my rims are polished in and out but I don't plan to rotate them so I don't really care. Why do you rotate yours?



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Old 06-13-2015, 06:37 PM   #42
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To fight the corrosion polish those aluminum wheels and then get them clear coated before mounting the tires. A couple coats of clear will keep the corrosion away a long time and shouldn't cost too terribly much.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:29 PM   #43
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To fight the corrosion polish those aluminum wheels and then get them clear coated before mounting the tires. A couple coats of clear will keep the corrosion away a long time and shouldn't cost too terribly much.

Great idea! Where were you last year? Mine need polishing and it's a PIA.



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Old 06-14-2015, 01:03 AM   #44
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I am in the process of polishing my truck wheels. What a PITA!!! They are so pitted I sanded with 220, then 400, then 600, and finally polished with a red clay bar.




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Old 06-14-2015, 02:09 AM   #45
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Worth the time. They look great.



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Old 06-14-2015, 07:15 AM   #46
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There are two options for folks that already have their tires mounted. On rig paste wax before the winter is the best approach followed by a clean up and rewax in the spring. If you can take the rim off of the rig you can buy clear in a can. You need to get the coating designed for metal and not paint.

Eastwood Diamond Clear Gloss for Bare Metal

Just be sure to mask off the tire or you'll have a really funky looking spray pattern on the rubber!

Eastwood also makes a kit that makes quicker work of polishing if you have more $$$ than time.

http://www.eastwood.com/deluxe-polis...18-pc-kit.html
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:18 AM   #47
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I had my rims polished yesterday in Kenly, NC (exit 105; I-95) for $10 per wheel. A deal I thought was steal...
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:27 PM   #48
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I just hung up with Barry at Gaffney FL and was told 3k.
So where is the best place, to but Al wheels then??
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:47 PM   #49
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They quoted me 1500two years ago. I thought I could do better and bought the rims installed for 1390. The hub covers and hardware cost me 400. Not a smart move.



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Old 08-10-2015, 04:17 PM   #50
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I just hung up with Barry at Gaffney FL and was told 3k.
So where is the best place, to but Al wheels then??
Your local truck tire and service center will have best price.

They key thing here is you don't need aluminum inner rear. To solve the corrosion issue and aluminum on metal fusion is to have spacers between them.

Proper price for 4 wheels mounted and balanced should be just under 2k.

Well worth it, good luck!
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:49 PM   #51
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That is what I was looking for, 2k is understandable if it was 1,500 2-3 years ago. They must have been quoting me for 4 rears instead of 2.
I've been driving the same gasser around for 13 years, this is such a massive upgrade for me in functional terms, its a bonus that is way more modern looking and attractively schemed, for me its worth it to further enhance the looks of this coach. I've paid my dues
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:15 PM   #52
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3k is for 4 wheels
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:02 PM   #53
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If you put all alloy wheels on you need a gasket . You don't need the gasket if the inner wheel is steel. If you don't have the space between the two tires then you need a spacer.
I'm at a loss as to why the price is so high.



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If you put all alloy wheels on you need a gasket . You don't need the gasket if the inner wheel is steel. If you don't have the space between the two tires then you need a spacer.
I'm at a loss as to why the price is so high.
Look at post 39. That's the basic breakdown of FL charges.
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Current quote.

$434 -- per rim (polished on each side so interchangeable front to outside rear).
$500 -- labor
$800 -- the dozen + or so other items required

Anyone have a good source in the southeast that can do the complete job for less?
I saw your post earlier. Did you ever find anyone else in Florida to do it?
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I saw your post earlier. Did you ever find anyone else in Florida to do it?
I did not. I've decided to use the 3K on other projects. It is possible that I'll approach the idea again in the future.
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Is Alcoa the go to? or is accuride sharing in?
Seems the Dura-Brite finish would be the most maintenance free and that appears to be Alcoa, anyone???
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:35 AM   #58
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Is Alcoa the go to? or is accuride sharing in?
Seems the Dura-Brite finish would be the most maintenance free and that appears to be Alcoa, anyone???
Durabrite coating is the real deal!
My 2005 peterbilt wheels with the Durabrite coating still look like new.

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Old 08-16-2015, 10:07 PM   #59
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There is absolutely no reason to rotate tires on a Berkshire. So you don't need wheels polished on both sides. I don't know maybe they all come that way. You also don't need to replace the inner duels. So just buy four rims. Buy them local my four cost 1395. I spent around 400 I don't remember exactly for the hardware. I planned on buying aftermarket hub covers but I could not find any that would work. The lugs on the 340 are to short to catch the aftermarket covers.



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Old 08-24-2015, 06:39 PM   #60
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The lugs on the 340 are to short to catch the aftermarket covers.

So you have to use longer lugs Phil ? I was sort of bummed when I saw it didn't have Alum. wheels. Maybe down the road.
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