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Old 02-23-2009, 11:16 PM
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How to "dechrome" wheels?

I have a 2009 Expedition with the 20" chrome clad wheels.

Is there a way to grey them out some? I prefer a grey, or satin, or graphite, or brushed look.

Bead blast, powder coat, ...?

What is cost effective and durable?

Is it better to just replace them?

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:37 AM
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Has anyone peeled off the plastic wheel cover to see what's underneath?

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I have a 2009 Expedition with the 20" chrome clad wheels.

Is there a way to grey them out some? I prefer a grey, or satin, or graphite, or brushed look.

Bead blast, powder coat, ...?

What is cost effective and durable?

Is it better to just replace them?

Thank you

There is that place that advertises with banners on this site (new take offs I think) that will sell you full sets of 18's, with rubber, for $800...altho I'm sure shipping will cost a couple bucks as well.

I'd just replace the wheels and either keep them in the garage or sell them to someone who wants the chrome...

George
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:20 AM
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I don't think you can paint the plastic chrome cover on your wheels. I suggest another wheel.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:48 PM
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Ouch. There wasn't much inventory available and I traveled about 800 miles to get my car. I didn't really want the 20" chrome clad wheels because I don't like the look, but I couldn't find a white limited without them. (Didn't really want the rear DVD either, but not much choice with no inventory.)

Now to find out the Ford charges $995 for plastic chrome clad wheels...

I guess I'll take responsibility for not knowing what I was buying on the wheels, but ouch.

Does anyone know what's underneath the plastic chrome cover? Can I remove the plastic chrome cover?

Thank you for the feeback.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:38 AM
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i have silver ford oem 20's from the f150 that i am trying to sell. package includes 5 wheels, and 8 tires. 4 tires have about 12k miles, the other 4 have about 19k miles. lmk if interested, as i can't see where you are located! they have been on my 03 expy, and they will fit all 4wd expy/navi's from 03+.
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Ouch. There wasn't much inventory available and I traveled about 800 miles to get my car. I didn't really want the 20" chrome clad wheels because I don't like the look, but I couldn't find a white limited without them. (Didn't really want the rear DVD either, but not much choice with no inventory.)

Now to find out the Ford charges $995 for plastic chrome clad wheels...

I guess I'll take responsibility for not knowing what I was buying on the wheels, but ouch.

Does anyone know what's underneath the plastic chrome cover? Can I remove the plastic chrome cover?

Thank you for the feeback.
You can sell these wheels/tires for around $750 or so on ebay.
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