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Old 07-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Cost to powder coat 17" rims?

What's the average price to powder coat the 17" rims off a wrangler unlimited X? If it doesn't cost a lot I will go down this route otherwise I'll just get some plastidip paint and spray them myself

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it's probably a lot charge of no more than $125 bucks. i wouldnt spend more than $25 bucks a wheel for this...

also, you'll have to take the tire off the wheel so don't forget about those costs as well

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Plasit-dip would not only be a waste of time but also money. Every rock that hits it or anything that rubs it too hard is gonna peel it right off.
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it's probably a lot charge of no more than $125 bucks. i wouldnt spend more than $25 bucks a wheel for this...

also, you'll have to take the tire off the wheel so don't forget about those costs as well
So around 200ish? I might do this later down the road. I wanna put my lift and tires on first
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Plasit-dip would not only be a waste of time but also money. Every rock that hits it or anything that rubs it too hard is gonna peel it right off.


Anything that will damage plastidip will damage paint or powdercoat, so your point is moot.

As for the price to powdercoat, prices range around the country from $75-$125 a wheel. You also need to factor in the cost of unmounting then mounting the tires back on, and balancing.
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Anything that will damage plastidip will damage paint or powdercoat, so your point is moot.

As for the price to powdercoat, prices range around the country from $75-$125 a wheel. You also need to factor in the cost of unmounting then mounting the tires back on, and balancing.
damn thats a lot of money. i was under the mindset of a total of 125 bucks
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Anything that will damage plastidip will damage paint or powdercoat, so your point is moot.

As for the price to powdercoat, prices range around the country from $75-$125 a wheel. You also need to factor in the cost of unmounting then mounting the tires back on, and balancing.
Plasti-dipping a wheel is a complete waste of money and looks retarded. Not to mention giant chunks of this spray on coating are gonna come off under minimum stress. Each his own.
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giant chunks of this spray on coating are gonna come off under minimum stress
...and when they do, you can just peel the wheels and re-spray them for the cost of a couple of rattlecans and a Saturday afternoon. When a piece of granite rips a gnarly gash in your powdercoat, you're in much worse shape. The point of using plastidip is that it solves the problem of damaged finishes by making the finish impermanent- you can peel it off and freshen it up whenever you want.

But like you said, to each his own.
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Rattlecan paint/bedliner > Plastidip

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$75-$125 a wheel is the normal price range. I just paid $75 a wheel a few weeks ago.
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Rattlecan paint/bedliner > Plastidip

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Can you peel rattlecan paint or bedliner off in under 10 minutes and have a pristine, clean original surface underneath? The removable feature of plasti-dip makes it more versatile, IMO

I'm not one of those people who loves plastidip, but I used to bedliner all kinds of stuff in my youth, and if I could do it again I would probably plastidip instead (with the exception of truck beds/jeep floors). Anyway, not trying to start a flame war or get off topic!
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Depends on area and proximity to large city/living expenses. Here in the DC area it was $120 per wheel about 9 months ago when I looked into it. Not even close to worth it since you can get 5 new wheels on CL for a LOT less than that or order 16" aftermarkets for only $100 more and a lot more back space as an added bonus.
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A buddy of mine bought an old electric oven off Craigslist for $30, cans of power coat online cheap, and did all his own powder coat dirt cheap, and it looked professionally done.
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A buddy of mine bought an old electric oven off Craigslist for $30, cans of power coat online cheap, and did all his own powder coat dirt cheap, and it looked professionally done.
I'm confused- what is a can of powder coat? It's an electrostatic process, not possible with rattlecans.
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Painted professionally in my friend's spray booth FREE > autozone spraycan/bedliner > plastidip
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Painted professionally in my friend's spray booth FREE > autozone spraycan/bedliner > plastidip
I agree about your friend's spray booth, but I'm still confused about how anyone could think that permanent spray paint (that is destined to fade and scrape off and then be basically impossible to fully remove) is better than plastidip. Not arguing- actually wondering what makes one better than the other.
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Powder coating is a powder, and it is baked on to achieve a uniform finish. It can be applied with a gun or can, and is electrostatically charged to stick to the surface when sprayed.
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Plasti-dipping a wheel is a complete waste of money and looks retarded. Not to mention giant chunks of this spray on coating are gonna come off under minimum stress. Each his own.
Dude you're just babbling. Either you have never done it, or did it poorly. I have been dipping my trackday rims for over a year now, and have never had a single issue. If plastidip can withstand the sparks given off by my ceramic pads, then it will stand up to anything a Jeep can throw at it. I agree, to each their own, but your info is pure BS.
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Powder coating is a powder, and it is baked on to achieve a uniform finish. It can be applied with a gun or can, and is electrostatically charged to stick to the surface when sprayed.
I have been powdercoating my own parts for over a decade, and not once, EVER, have I seen powdercoat in a can. Powdercoating must by a dry powder. I can't fathom being able to spray it out of a can without some sort of liquid propellant, not to mention, how a can is able to charge the powder. Maybe a product like this does exist, but I have never seen it.

As to DIY powdercoating wheels, it's easy as pie provided to have an over big enough. A standard home over (32") should be able to fit a 15 or even a 16" wheel no problem, but I don't think a 17" will fit. To purchase a powdercoating oven big enough to fit a wheel into will cost serious money, unless of course, you score a deal on craigslist or whatever.
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Either you have never done it,
Agreed. I'd never do it, it looks horrible.
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Agreed. I'd never do it, it looks horrible.
Agree to disagree then.

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Agree to disagree then.



Or agree that NFRs2000NYC is right and plastidip can look great if done correctly.
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I kid! I kid!!!
Like I said, you are babbling. You cannot separate two issues...one, the quality and durability of plastidip vs you not liking flat black, period.

Since you have zero experience with plastidip, your opinion on durability means squat. Your opinion on aesthetics (saying it looks like crap even when done correctly) leads me to believe that you simply do not like the flat black look. Now, that in itself is FINE, however, you are misleading posters that your opinion is based on plastidip itself, and NOT on any flat black, or flat paint, and that is just hot air my friend.

Is it safe for me to assume you like none of these?







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Or you can purchase it done. I am taking my Altitude Edition off the rack.
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I worked in 2 different powdercoat shops for a total of about 3 years. Let me start by saying that you CAN coat SMALL parts at home. A wheel? Probably not. An ALUMINUM or alloy wheel? Definately not. Powder has to be applied to a seriously clean surface, professionally done parts typically go through a 3-5 stage cleaning process. Aluminum needs to be pre-baked at a tempurature HIGHER than the flowpoint of the powder. This causes the substrate to expell any trapped gas in the surface, THEN the powder is applied and allowed to cure. Take it to a pro. As far as durability? A "hunk of granite" is going to trash ANY surface finish. Powder is, hands down, the toughest finish available. Small rocks, etc..., will have no effect. The downside is refinishing an aluminum rim that has been damaged will cost DOUBLE what the original coat costed you. Powder is typically baked off at about 1200 deg to remove it. This isnt an option on an aluminum wheel. Sandblasting is needed, and powder is VERY hard to blast.
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i was going to do this but after the cost of the powdercoating (avg quote was $400) + cost to pull off and rebalance tires put me a decent way towards new wheels (esp if you consider the sale of your old ones..
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The downside is refinishing an aluminum rim that has been damaged will cost DOUBLE what the original coat costed you. Powder is typically baked off at about 1200 deg to remove it. This isnt an option on an aluminum wheel. Sandblasting is needed, and powder is VERY hard to blast.
plastidip FTW!
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Powdercoating price is a scam. No way it should cost any more than $50 per wheel and even that price is being VERY generous considering the limited amount of work it takes to prep a wheel. As ilikeguns said, factoring in the cost to break down the wheel, powdercoat it and then remount and rebalance it you are already 90% of the way there to the price of a new aftermarket wheel in your preferred color AND with much more backspace than the stock wheel. I nearly laughed at the guy when he quoted me $120 per wheel. I said yeah right, pull the other one and hung up on him. Everybody trying to make as much profit as they can for the least amount of work possible. Pass.
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I think all applications have their place.

Plasti-Dip's benefits are the ease of application and repair. But your options of color (black/red/white) and finish (flat) are limited. Long-term reliability is yet to be tested (more than 1 year).

Bed liner adds some permanence, and ease of repair, but you are limited to the black, textured finish.

Paint adds durability (over PD), longevity, color choice, and finish options (flat, satin, gloss) but ups the ante on prep work. However it is still doable by anyone without the need for special equipment. I bet you could get as good a finish as the factory with good prep and materials. And you can paint without removing your tires if you like. If you need a repair, some sandpaper and another can of paint and clear (if you cleared) can have you back in shape with relative ease.

Powder coat is the king of the mountain here as far as durability, and you have the same options for color and finish as paint, but the costs go up across the board. As outlined above, the initial prep is intense, you need special equipment, and if you do need a repair, it can be double the cost. Add in the costs and time of removing the tires and powder coating can become less attractive (to some).

Personally, I like the paint option, but have nothing against any of the choices we have at our disposal.

It really does depend on what you're looking for and what you like.

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