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Old 09-18-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Powdercoat Vs. Plastidip/Paint

Ok saw some post on plastidiping here and was wondering what some thoughts on Powdercoating Vs painting and plastidip are. I found a set of stock 17s and was thinking of powder coating them black to go on my black '14 sport. Any teasons why not? How durable is the plastidip?

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Old 09-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Just powdercoat them if you think you'll be keeping them for a while. I Plastidipped my set a couple months back and didn't like the look. Went to remove the plastidip and was left with nothing but a headache. Spent almost 2 hours a wheel trying to remove the stuff. Granted it probably had more to do with me not applying it correctly, so I suggest if you do go the Dip route to test it on another surface.

But who knows. At $20 for a set of cans, doesn't hurt to test it out. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 09-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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I would powder coat them especially if you plan on wheeling with the rims. I plastidipped my Hondas rims and although they look great, they are really hard to clean.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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Powdercoat Vs. Plastidip/Paint is like WELDING vs. SUPERGLUE
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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A guy on another AutoForum maybe said it best....
"boys plasti-dip, men powder coat"
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #6
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Well the verdict is in. I kind of figured that but thanks for the advice. Going to pick up some replacement stock 17 rims that I found CL tomorrow and start the search for a place here in western Washington to get them powder coated around December. Then new rubber in January. That should satisfy me till I get her paid down and hit a few trails to see if I need to do sone purpose building

Thanks again for advice all
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #7
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Not sure how late I am to post my 2 cents but I plasti dipped my wheels (5) and I love the look. I do have stock JKU wheels so I did it knowing that it's only temporary until I upgrade to 35's but for the time being it seems to be great. I've done some mild mudding and even pressure washed the vehicle, it's held up quite well. They do get a dusty look fairly easily so keep that in mind.

Keep on Jeepin' On.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #8
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I have plastidipped my wheels a year and a half ago and it's still holding on strong. "boys" vs "Men" is a stupid thing to say...LOL Anyway this 44 yr old "boy" plastidipped my entire jeep and it's still awesome. Not that powdercoat or rhinoline isn't better as it will last longer and is more rugged but also much more expensive. It all has to do with your plans for your jeep. If you plan on rock crawling alot, get them rhinolined or some other permanent option. I mostly go mudding and do some trail rides and my plastidip held up just fine. Keep calm and Jeep on!


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Old 09-28-2013, 02:48 AM   #9
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Well as fate would have a buddy of mine bought a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport with standard wheels so I am treading him my extra rims for costs minus the a fair price for a blueray player he was going to give me so I will try the plastidip thing and see how they run for a year before I pass judgement. I did find some black anodized lugs at at my local auro store i will post pics as I progress. I will also start a blog for all the mods I am doing ans poat as well. New tires in January are still the plan but new toy is the midland cb I just got so all you jeeoers in the Seattle area let me hear ya

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