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Just put on my new deep dish wheels and only had the last ones on for a year and the back ones had some pretty decent chips from rocks. Any ideas how to prevent this while I head down the bush roads. The last ones were flat black these have a clear coat I hope they are better. I was thinking the 3m tape on the lip like they out on hoods and bumpers. Or this is extremely ghetto solution but stretch duct tape across the tire until the wheel is covered. Lol I know that's funny but I'll be headed down quite the muddy logging road tomorrow so I don't care how funny just don't want too chip these ones too.

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Actually the duct tape is a bad idea not only cause how funny it would look lol but if a to k came in the back side it would tumble around in there and make a huge mess. In all reality the chips were not to bad I'm just a perfectionist

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yeah thats a tough one. clear coat or not rocks are gonna chip. do you run mud flaps? or do you have rock chips on the fenders too?

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I would skip the duct tape, you will probably have some nasty residue that might be hard to get rid of. I would either get a set of crappy wheels to use for this or just screw it and use them. Then every few years if they are bad, send them to be blasted and then recoated.

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This is my 4th set of wheels and its funny cause the cheap eagle alloys held up the best. I'm sure it will be fine I only have two more months of this job then I'm moving and it will be a pavement queen. Its just frustrating to spend that much money and have them chip. I guess that's the benefit of the two piece wheel I can send just the lip out to be refinished in a few years. This will be the last set of wheels for this truck. I'm planning on a new 6.7 in a year or two and keep my 6.4 for work

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