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Old 03-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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to powdercoat or plasti dip

Have been looking for a set of 15" wheels and can't find exactly what i want. I know 15" choices are limited though. What I have found that i like are these MT wheels but I want black.
Mickey Thompson Part 358431 - Classic II Alloy Wheel by Mickey Thompson
What do you guys think, plasti dip or powdercoat? im sure powdercoat is going to run quite a bit and plasti dip would be pretty cheap.

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Plastidip seems like the inexpensive thing to do to see if you want to spend real money on powdercoating.

I don't see them as comparable in any way.

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Neither.

I don't think plasti-dip will hold up long term, and powdercoating is going to add a lot of cost. Those are nice wheels, but it's not like they're totally unique.

Have you looked at the Level 8 Tracker (these)? Or the Pro Comp 8069 (these)? Or the Fuel Revolver (these)? Or the MB72s (these)?
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Neither.

I don't think plasti-dip will hold up long term, and powdercoating is going to add a lot of cost. Those are nice wheels, but it's not like they're totally unique.

Have you looked at the Level 8 Tracker (these)? Or the Pro Comp 8069 (these)? Or the Fuel Revolver (these)? Or the MB72s (these)?
Thanks for all those links, I have seen all except the Fuel's before.
Really like the fuel's but the 15's dont come with a 5x5 bolt pattern only the 16's. they do offer a blank one though if i had someone to drill it out.

And just called the powdercoating place and that is 65 a wheel, so i think i can live with settling for another wheel.
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Thanks for all those links, I have seen all except the Fuel's before.
Really like the fuel's but the 15's dont come with a 5x5 bolt pattern only the 16's. they do offer a blank one though if i had someone to drill it out.

And just called the powdercoating place and that is 65 a wheel, so i think i can live with settling for another wheel.
65 a wheel? thats super cheap.
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yeah I was surpirsed when they told me 65 a wheel.
I think im going to end up with the level 8's.
I like the design on those and they are pretty cheap and maybe i can talk my local discount tire into giving me a deal.
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yeah I was surpirsed when they told me 65 a wheel.
I think im going to end up with the level 8's.
I like the design on those and they are pretty cheap and maybe i can talk my local discount tire into giving me a deal.
go with what you like. you'll be the one driving it! I think they look tight though.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:04 PM   #8
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Spend the $20 and try the plasti dip. There are people on this forum who have had it on their rims for over 7 months and not a scratch on them.
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I will try Dupl-color wheel paint on my stock wheels this spring
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:22 PM   #10
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yeah I was surpirsed when they told me 65 a wheel.
I think im going to end up with the level 8's.
I like the design on those and they are pretty cheap and maybe i can talk my local discount tire into giving me a deal.
Local here in the Northwest where nothing is cheap! I was quoated $37.50 for stock 17s, if you want powder coat you might want to price around.
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I will try Dupl-color wheel paint on my stock wheels this spring
Don't. Plastidip is better in every single way.
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I was just quoted $75 a wheel to powdercoat in the Philly area. That was from several different powdercoaters. $65 sounds about right. Just make sure that prep (dip or media blasting) is included in that quote. It is where im taking my rims. Ive also gotten quotes up to $100 a wheel from a place in NJ that used to or may still powdercoat some of OCC's stuff.

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I went with mb72 because I actually love the mt wheel you posted, why not the mb72? No point ruining some nice mickeys
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Really like the fuel's but the 15's dont come with a 5x5 bolt pattern only the 16's. they do offer a blank one though if i had someone to drill it out.
Yes they do. SEE HERE. And there are a few folks here who have them installed. There is a video in this thread and here is Cowboy59's rig.
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I was just quoted $75 a wheel to powdercoat in the Philly area. That was from several different powdercoaters. $65 sounds about right. Just make sure that prep (dip or media blasting) is included in that quote. It is where im taking my rims. Ive also gotten quotes up to $100 a wheel from a place in NJ that used to or may still powdercoat some of OCC's stuff.

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Remember to include the cost to remove the tires, then to remount and rebalance them. I think powdercoat is the best method, but if you are not sure, plastidip is a great way to do a trial run.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #17
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Thanks 4fit, I should have checked 4wheel, didnt even think about it. I was just goinf off the FUEL website and it didnt say anything abotu a 5x5.
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Spend the $20 and try the plasti dip. There are people on this forum who have had it on their rims for over 7 months and not a scratch on them.
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Don't. Plastidip is better in every single way.
This seems almost impossible to me.

I put about three or four coats of plasti-dip on my passenger footwell when I took out my front passenger carpet (here's the thread). While it still looks great, when I pick up the rubber slush mat you can see that the mat has worn through the plasti-dip in the spots where the weight of the mat touches the floor. This took less than two weeks. And I hardly ever have a front seat passenger, so there's rarely any more weight on the plasti-dip than just the slush mat itself. The mat absolutely would not have worn through any spray on bedliner.

I can't imagine that plasti-dip would hold up to even a stiff branch wiping across your wheel.

The only explanation I can think of for those who have long-term success with putting plasti-dip on their wheels or other exterior surfaces is that they never go offroad, drive limited miles, and have been fortunate in regard to road debris. Or maybe they put on 100 coats.

You can scratch off plasti-dip with your fingernail. By contrast, duplicolor (or another bedliner spray) or powdercoating is permanent.
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I am starting to feel real good about the $37.50 for blast and powder coat!
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Here is that exact wheel in black. Problem solved.... 1279431 - Mickey Thompson Classic II Wheel in Black with 5x5" Bolt Pattern in 17x9 Size & 4 1/2" Backspacing - Quadratec EDIT***** I see know that you want 15"ers....

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