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Hey Austin! Or whoever

SuperCab

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Have a question here...

My 4 wheeler has aluminum wheels. They're painted black from the factory. Like so:
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I'm wondering how crazy I am to think a guy could strip them and polish them to look like this: (same wheel but factory polished)
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My first thought is that it's probably more work than i want to do... And I'm also considering getting some itp ss312s instead and forgetting the factory ones. Like this

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What say ye?
 
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SuperCab

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I can get the set for only $300.

Polishing the factory wheels has always floated around my head since I found they are the same aluminum wheels as the white machines.

Any special reason why the vote for the ss?
 

DNFXDLI

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Once you polish those rims it will be a chore to keep them looking good unless you anodize them...you could try a clear coat but given the kind of conditions that the rims will see, I suspect it will be an ongoing maintenance item.

Also, if they are anything like the Yamaha factory rims, they are not that strong...my buddy had them on his Grizzly and bent the crap out of them after a couple of years, including one real bad one that trashed the rim.

Also, those rims carry a lifetime warranty as far as I know and I can tell you from my own experience that they are damn near indestructible.
 

SuperCab

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Did not consider the strength of the factory ones compared to the itps.

I have heard that they are heavier though? The price of strength I guess.

You're running 212s on yours, right?
 

DNFXDLI

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Yes, the 212's and mine were not much heavier than my factory aluminum ones...the tires on the other hand were.
 

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