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DOT stamp on aluminum wheels -- UGLY!!!

Who would want their brand new, expensive 19.5 aluminum wheels stamped with the required DOT tire/wheel data at all, but right on the polished rim?

So I'm not using these in any commercial way, which is the reason for the DOT stamp to begin with, or so the wheel manufacturer is telling me. I think it would sand out and buff back fine, but thought I'd ask if anyone had done this.

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thats your call.... gotta remember that 19.5's are a DOT commercial wheel size. they have to go with the needs of the majority of end users i guess. The wheel lip is certainly thick enough to sand through the 1/32" max depth of the stamp. Is it really big enough to bother you? what if you just sanded the portion of the stamp thats actually above the surface of the wheel?

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It's 2 lines about 6" long. Character height is about 1/4" or so. I can read it standing up and about 10 foot back, and I have bad eyesight. I did give thought to sanding off the raised stamp edge and buffing it down. That would let the letters actually be readable still. I suppose I would try that first if I do anything to them.

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It's 2 lines about 6" long. Character height is about 1/4" or so. I can read it standing up and about 10 foot back, and I have bad eyesight. I did give thought to sanding off the raised stamp edge and buffing it down. That would let the letters actually be readable still. I suppose I would try that first if I do anything to them.

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Wow! I didn't know they were that big.

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