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Thread: Teflon coated wheels

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    Default Teflon coated wheels

    for those running american racing teflon coated wheels (mojave, chamber, etc.) i was wondering how they are holding up against chipping and scratching of the surface? i am interested in a set, and would love to hear testimonials.

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    jackson
    04 GMC Canyon 4x4

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    I have asked this question before. Come on you teflon dons fess up!
    BX

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    The lip of the wheel is getting scratched and gouged, but I do like to play on rocks. This might be less of an issue if you have more sidewall (I have 33's on 17's). The rest of the wheel still looks new.
    Joel

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    Here is a picture..

    Joel

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    thanks for the reply. ouch, do you know how it happened? i mean, was it noticeable contact, or did you just look at it one day and go "Holy Sh!t"? also, does it look like the teflon coating will continue to peel away, now that it is scratched? i don't rockcrawl, but have lot's of loose gravel/shale/blast rock roads, and the rocks are always flying everywhere, i'm worried about big chips. thanks.
    04 GMC Canyon 4x4

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    No disrespect to those of you who own'm, but...

    I don't see the point of teflon coated wheels.

    What are ya gonna do with'm? Stomp on the brakes until they get hot, add a little butter, and cook eggs???

    I realize it should be easy(er) to wash mud and rotor dust off, but heck, ya can't even use a metal spoon on teflon without scratching the pan! Seems a bit delicate for a wheelin' rig.

    I don't know what to say, but God Bless America.

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    The scratches I have are from many of occasions. I'm sure I noticed most of them happen. The rear passenger wheel seems to get the most and the wheel pictured used to be the rear passenger. None of the scratches have lead to further chipping.

    As far as the benefits of the teflon, it's looks and ease of cleaning.
    Joel

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    Mark,

    Because they look cool. No other reason.

    I wanted the weight of an aluminum with the black-out the teflon provides.
    Scott Brady
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    I've looked into getting some alloys flat black anodized - kinda spendy even from our coating houses that give us a break 'cause we do 100K in business a year...
    I don't know what to say, but God Bless America.

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    what about these?
    http://www.procomptires.com/series7089.htm
    any opinions as an alternative to teflon? anyone know what "cast blast finish" is? i too enjoy the "utilitarian look" of black wheels, but want aluminum.
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