Originally Posted by JeepQuattro
Is there a clear coat on top of the powdercoat?
I'm not really sure. I know they're smooth as silk, and glossy. When I asked them about having them Powder Coated or Painted, they recommended the Powder Coat. They said that it would hold up longer, and be much easier to clean.
Originally Posted by Rawb77
Is that paint job something you could do at home? Or advisable to take in to have it professionally done?
Depends on your level of expertise. I'm a Rattle-Can Painter, so I'm not bad with small jobs. However, with this being the only set of Wheels I had available, I didn't want to muck 'em up, and have them chipping a few hundred miles down the road. The folks that painted mine, removed the Rubber and sanded them down properly, before making any attempt to paint them. I got a Warranty with these, so I'm happy!
Originally Posted by chalex807
$350 damn that's not bad at all. I was told from most people that powder coating would cost almost the same as new rims.
These were actually a Special Deal! I checked two other places, and they were asking $500 to do the same thing. I called my Body Shop guy, who did some painting on my last bike, and the Half-Door Panels on my Jeep, and he recommended a Wheel place for me. He called the guy up at the Wheel place, told him I was a Preferred Customer, and wanted him to take care of me. At $350, I DO
believe he did!
FWIW, the three sets of Wheels that I had in mind, would have cost me $650 for a set of 5, not to mention the Mounting, Balancing, etc. So I made out pretty well, and have some leftover $$$
for more Mods!
Thanks for all of the Kudo's, Shipmates!