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Car123 09-11-2011 09:46 PM

Painted Vs. Powder coated stock rims
I want to black out my rims which would be better painting them or getting them powder coated?

Irongrave 09-11-2011 09:50 PM

paint cost about $15.00 for 2 cans of spray paint. powdercoating cost about 75-100 a wheel depending on the shop,then $20 x2 for dismounting then remounting your tires.

just paint your wheels

Car123 09-11-2011 09:52 PM

I heard that the powder coating can also weaken the rim is that true?

Irongrave 09-11-2011 09:58 PM

thats BS in my book as most stock wheels are powder coated these days and you don't really get the metal that hot during the process.

Car123 09-11-2011 10:07 PM

Getting a couple cans of bed liner sounds a lot better anyway. looks the same at a cheaper price.

SoJersey 09-12-2011 10:18 AM

I agree, spray on bed liner. I also thought about powder coating but didn't think at that price it wasn't worth doing.

El Gringo 09-12-2011 10:52 AM

I bedlined mine, here is my write up with pics.

Car123 09-12-2011 03:59 PM

They look awesome! How does the bed liner hold up?

El Gringo 09-12-2011 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by Car123 (Post 1563364)
They look awesome! How does the bed liner hold up?

Good. had to touch up one wheel after a rock found its way in the path of the wheel. Took about 10 minutes to fix it. Took it off and repainted that part and put it back on. It is holding up well and if they get dirty, the dirt where I live is very fine, they do tend to "stain" the wheels. A pressure-washer or high pressure car wash hose will take care of the problem. I highly recommend.

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