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Old 01-23-2002, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default Powder coated factory rims?

Has anyone done the power coated thing on rims before? I really like the look of my GT rims I just want them darker. I guess the powder coating will hold up seeing as how they do it on alot of aftermarket rims. I want to keep the 16" because of ride quality and $$$. I want to do them in gunmetal. I wonder how much it will cost? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-23-2002, 08:19 PM   #2
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This from Susp/Rims/Brakes and Tires Forum search:

"$340 $85 each wheel. plus new tires and all that good stuff"

"After I got my 18" p1's I had my stock rims powder coated mirror black, It cost around $250 for all 4. It would have cost much less but I decided to have the original silver coating chemicaly removed, which was $35 per wheel. I was amazed at how high quality they turned out. Only drawbacks were having the wheels/tires disassembled and having to cut out the valve stems and needing to spray paint the plastic center caps."

Looks like prices vary depending on who and where.

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Old 01-23-2002, 09:46 PM   #3
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Yeah I found that thread. I was hoping one of you Legacy guys had tried it. Do you have pictures of your mirror black rims?
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Old 01-23-2002, 09:49 PM   #4
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HIHO - I've powdercoated my Subaru OE wheels for my GT (but they're '00RS wheels). I got them in gloss black. Very nice, don't need to worry about brake dust in the winter
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Old 01-18-2003, 12:56 AM   #5
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Reviving the thread.

Any pictures of people who have powdercoated their GT wheels?
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Old 01-18-2003, 05:38 AM   #6
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This was from a thread from a few months ago:

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Old 01-18-2003, 07:02 AM   #7
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Damn! Those wheels look good

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Old 01-18-2003, 11:41 AM   #8
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i did this on my old integra type-r. powdercoated a set of white oem rims to gunmetal. the shop i took it to did it for $120cdn and didn't have to sandblast the original finish off. he did some test beforehand to make sure if the paint was good enough to be powerdcoated over first. he said if it's in poor condition or repainted, the powdercoat would not stick. i had no problems for the 2 years since i had them done until i had a flat and the idiot tire shop i went to curbed the rim with the tire machine and ruined the wheel lip
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