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Old 02-07-2007, 03:19 PM
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Wheels - powder coat or new chrome?

My trailer is at the shop now waiting to be sandblasted. My existing wheels are in very rough shape - they used to be chrome. Should I go ahead and get the old wheels blasted and powder coated (probably white) or should I replace them with some new chrome rims?

Anybody know a good source for nice chrome trailer rims? Is this something the local Pep Boys or Goodyear tire store would sell?
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:32 PM
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I got some good info here, Shep.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:28 PM
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Google, Boat trailer wheels/distributors/manufacturers etc. and there is a world of info for you to investigate.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:30 PM
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www.trailersbydorsey.com has rims in their online catalog. Just ordered a few parts from them today.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:33 PM
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I agree with the others… Put new ones on..
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:42 PM
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Definitely do not go with white. Go with new chrome ones. You can also find mag wheels that look similar to the 5 spoke star design. Like these:


This is the company I bought all my parts through for my trailer refurb... they are about 15 minutes from my house and they are really nice and easy to work with. http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/trailer_wheels.htm
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:00 PM
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I agree with SS73 no white.. Aluminum would get my vote.. Chrome will eventually rust.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:30 PM
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Thanks guys, and thanks for the links. Good idea on the aluminum Monte.
I'm gonna add new wheels to the shopping list. Let's see...:

new wheels
new wood for bunks
bunk carpet
LED lights
winch
trailer jack
boat buddy
boat guide pole covers
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:26 PM
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Thems is purdy!
http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/trailer_wheels.htm
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:00 PM
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I would happily spend your money on those wheels for my trailer.
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Why yes I do love a rampy wake with a firm lip. Thanks for asking.
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