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Old 03-26-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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Powder Coating Aluminum rims

I have ProComp Xtreme alloy wheels..... Pro Comp Series 1089 Polished Wheels - Pro Comp Wheels, Xtreme Alloy Wheels .I am not into the whole shiny wheels. I hate spending my weekends trying to keep these things looking nice and i was wondering if anyone has had their alloy wheels sand blasted and powder coated. If so, how are they holding up and about how much did it cost?

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Old 03-26-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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If you hate keeping your polished wheels cleaned up, just wait until you put a black powdercoat coating on them if you offroad. Offroading will scrape and scratch that powder coating & you'll then be touching them up with paint. I didn't worry about keeping my alumium wheels shined up in the least. Just washing my Jeep 1-2X a year made them seem really shiny for a while.

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Old 03-26-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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well i dont really wash it too much but id rather touch up with paint here and there than have chrome rims that look like a** haha
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There's a difference between alumium (alloy) and chrome wheels. My alloy ones just need a bath now and then, but chrome ones require lots moe upkeep to look nice and once they get scratched (as with any other chrome part) forget it.
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Yeah, chrome sucks. Polished wheels are where its at. Spray them with some cleaner and hose them off so they look new again. You could always take a grinder to them and remove the chrome.
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