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Old 01-26-2017, 08:09 PM   #1
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Powder Coating Rims

I just bought a 2002 330ci with newer Michelin tires so I don't want to replace them right now. I was thinking about having the rims powder coated instead of getting new rims.

any pros and cons to powder coated rims?
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:44 PM   #2
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I just bought a 2002 330ci with newer Michelin tires so I don't want to replace them right now. I was thinking about having the rims powder coated instead of getting new rims.



any pros and cons to powder coated rims?


Really no cons to powdercoat. Strongest finish for your rims.


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Old 01-26-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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You want your wheels restored properly, these are the guys you want to use - http://www.princewheelservices.com/

These guys are the real deal, not the curb rash mobile guys that charge you $125 for a 2 hour touch up.

They fully restore each wheel, can mount and road force balance tires if needed.

Check each wheel for straightness
For a small extra charge properly straighten the wheel(s)
They will 100% media blast the wheels
Rinse in a phosphate bath
Oven dry the wheels
Prime wheels to include the inner barrel, oven bake?? Not 100% sure if this is done for typical powder coat process????
Color powder coat the wheel, oven bake
Clear coat wheel, I believe powder coat, oven bake

If you need or choose Shadow Chrome finish these guys are only a handful of shops that can do this properly
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:47 PM   #4
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powder coat is the way to go.
find a place that offers lifetime warranty on it aswell.
dont forget if you have multi-piece wheels, they might be a labor charge for the disassembly and reassembly-but you can also play with color combos with hardware, barrels, faces, lips, lugs bolts/studs etc
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:25 PM   #6
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I just bought a 2002 330ci with newer Michelin tires so I don't want to replace them right now. I was thinking about having the rims powder coated instead of getting new rims.

any pros and cons to powder coated rims?
power coating is the best of the bunch. it also usually fills in minor scratches. prices vary per regions.
cons: higher cost, can cover-up some fine details in a wheel's design.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:18 PM   #7
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id powdercoat. durable and lasts life of rim. if it needs redone just sandblast and powdercoat again. i had motorcycle rims done and they turned out awesome!
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thanks

thanks for all the input- Im gonna go with whatever grey color is closest to brake dust-
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:52 PM   #9
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Find a reputable shop and go for it. I had a set of Style 68s powder coated. Cost $400 to refinish and mount/balance new tires. The results speak for themselves and l will be having another set refinished soon.



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Not sure where your located but I charge $400 for a set of 4. Includes mount and balance


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Old 01-29-2017, 01:48 PM   #11
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That set was done at Static Coatings in Clifton, NJ. Tom is very knowledgeable and his work is top notch.

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