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Old 10-20-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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Powdercoating verse painting

is powder coating a better idea than DIY painting my rims? I do only want black, its a simple color and everything! will they hold up?

guess-ta-mating what do you think it will cost for 5 rims?


p.s - there eagle alloy, 15"by 8" 5x5.4 pattern.

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Cheaper to buy some craiger soft 8s
under 50each
but to answer your?
powder will last longer and look better but when it
start to chip/flake it will be harder to cover-up
paint you can touch up as needed but still
looks like painted rims

I would sell your rims on CL and buy the
black rims you want
with little if no money out of pocket

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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See that sounds great id really love that, but its my DD and atm my father give me approval for anything i do, so CL my rims and buying new ones would be tricky lol.

idk if he' go for it.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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Sound like paint then
because powder coating you would
have to remove tires give rims too
coater and in might take some time and
around $80 per rim

Paint u can just mask the tires
ruff up the rims and paint ,dry
and drive
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:49 PM   #5
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yeah ill pitch him all three idea's. you never know.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #6
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Just so you know...even powder coat chips easily specially if you do any rock crawling.l have been touching it up with rattle can paint.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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I've had my MOABs powdercoated for the last 3yrs and are holding up fine, other then some "rock rash".

I've had a couple spots where it has chipped and easily masked the area off and rattle canned it to match. Can't even tell where its been touched up.

I got mine for a deal, $25ea wheel, back when I lived in Wisconsin

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Old 11-01-2009, 01:52 AM   #8
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I'm having mine Powder Coated on Mon/Tues this coming week.

The Gent at Wheel Technologies, said it is better to get them Powder Coated, as opposed to Painting. He said the Powder Coat would.....

- Look Better
- Last longer
- Clean Easier

than Painted Wheels. These folks have been in business for years, and do Insurance Work such as Wheel Repairing, Wheel Refinishing, and Wheel Painting/Powder Coating. So, they know their business! Also, they are going to Warranty all five Wheels for LIFE (or as long as they're in Business, or I keep my Jeep.....), and will repair any Chips, Dents, Dings, etc, for FREE.

Now, I don't know how much things cost in your area, but the Cost of Living is a bit pricey here. Since the three Wheels that I was going to switch out my Stocks for, were ALL Backordered for the next few months, I decided to go with the Powder Coat idea. I'm getting 5 Wheels done, for $500... $100 a Wheel. Sound high? Well, I got an estimate from two other places, and was quoted $125 and $150 per Wheel. The Wheels I was going to buy, were $130 each, so I feel at $100, I'm getting off a little cheaper, and will have a few more $$$ for Jeep Mods!

Chris! At $25, you got a HELLUVA DEAL, my Jeep Brother!

Best of Luck!

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