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Old 04-10-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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should i powder coat or have wheels painted.

I have a set of style 68s in great shape im looking to change out the color. I got some quotes on powder coating which was between 50-75 per wheel.

I also found a local body shop to spray them any color and clear them for $50 per wheel.

Whats the general opinion on eithe powder coat or pro painting them. Ive heard a powder coat finish is verty sturdy and durable.

I did spray paint some of my beater car wheels and they last ok, but definitly chip a decent ammount.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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if you want them to stay nice without having to worry do powder coat. paints not worth it imo, seems to fade as well from what I've seen.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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Powder coating will last you a long time. The finish is more durable and will hold up well over time. I'd go that route.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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Plasti-dip is another route you could go. Looks really good on wheels and can be pealed off if you want to go back to the original color.
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^ ya if anything jus plastidip to try out how it would look. Then powdercoat is probably best option
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You could Plastidip, but what if OP want's a nice glossy finish?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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thats been a thought also. i did price out pwd coating and got very wide spread pricing. One guy said 50-75 per wheel and another said 125 per wheel. same color on both quotes, one solid color
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There are a lot of powder manufacturers so the reason the pricing could be different may depend on where the powder coaters are getting their powder.
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Also depends on how many stages of powder you want to go through
Just had mine powder coated I can't wait to put them on
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not sure what you mean by how many stages of powder. i assume you mean coats of the paint.

i just heard yesterday powder coat is not too durable to salt and winter grime. the guy said it eats up the powder coat and a body shop painted wheel/cleared over is a more durable finish.

Not sure if he know his stuff or not.
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not sure what you mean by how many stages of powder. i assume you mean coats of the paint.

i just heard yesterday powder coat is not too durable to salt and winter grime. the guy said it eats up the powder coat and a body shop painted wheel/cleared over is a more durable finish.

Not sure if he know his stuff or not.
Powder coat is a much more durable finish. Perhaps the body shop told you that because they don't do powder coat?
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not sure what you mean by how many stages of powder. i assume you mean coats of the paint.

i just heard yesterday powder coat is not too durable to salt and winter grime. the guy said it eats up the powder coat and a body shop painted wheel/cleared over is a more durable finish.

Not sure if he know his stuff or not.
There are powders with different stages. It's not exactly like "painting" in a sense. You can coat the wheel in the base, then the second stage would be a coating on top of that, and it might even have a third clear stage.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #13
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I am looking to powder coat my Hyper Silver V710s... Can anyone tell me where I can get something comparable to the VMR Hyper Silver color? I actually dropped my wheels off yesterday with a local guy and picked out a color called Sparkle Silver by Tiger Drylac.... after milling over it last night, I called the guy this morning and asked him to hold off for a day or two until I can dial in on what I think I will be happy with.

Any input on who makes a bad ass "vmr hyper silver" color powder would be greatly appreciated, thanks, Ken
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You could Plastidip, but what if OP want's a nice glossy finish?
he could use plati-dip glossifier
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