Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday July 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
South West Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > South West Impreza Club Forum -- SWIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
syswolf
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 161386
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Vehicle:
2007 STi - OBP
Blackest of Black

Default powder coating places?

I am looking into getting my BBS rims powder coated gunmetal or black anyone know a good shop to go to to have this done in the valley? And any idea on time frame of how long it will take?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
syswolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
v8eaterWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 108547
Join Date: Feb 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: boondock camping
Vehicle:
2013 RAM 2500 4x4
6.7l Cummins

Default

I have a buddy that does it at his shop. Ill give him a call today and see what he says if youd like
v8eaterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
syswolf
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 161386
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Vehicle:
2007 STi - OBP
Blackest of Black

Default

that would be sweet man
syswolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
v8eaterWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 108547
Join Date: Feb 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: boondock camping
Vehicle:
2013 RAM 2500 4x4
6.7l Cummins

Default

ok man, gives me a reason to ask him about mine too
v8eaterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:32 PM   #5
WgnWheel
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 63605
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Moms...yours
Vehicle:
04 Wrx Wgn TimeAtk
10 Golf TDI, 08 Stang GT

Default

AZ Powdercoat does a great job, with quick turn-around.
WgnWheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
racingfish
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 60976
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Goodyear
Vehicle:
1969 LGT
FATURBO

Default

If your worried not worried about turn around time i have a set of 2006 STi bbs rims im selling pm me for details.
racingfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
kos
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 118334
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: attacking apexes
Vehicle:
One for function
and one for form

Default

justin, dblurx4, could paint them for ya, but you said you want powdercoat..
his work is flawless though, you should definitely consider him
kos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:40 PM   #8
DroppedClutch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 52313
Join Date: Jan 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Chandler, AZ
Vehicle:
2005 STiOmgWtfBbq20G
2007 MS3 Black

Default

Sean, you might want to read some threads here regarding powder coating the BBS's. BBS of America doesn't seem to recommend using the bake method, and people bicker back and forth about it. I’m just suggesting that you might want to read up on it so you can make the best decision for yourself, when talking to the powder coater. BBS recommends painting so... +1 for Justin (dblurx4).
DroppedClutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:44 PM   #9
szeny
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 81383
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Paradise Valley
Vehicle:
07 335i e90
TiAG/Dakota Black

Default

I would paint them through juston before powerdercoating them for 3 reasons

1. Powdercoating an already forged (heat treated) rim can seirously weaken a rim (re heating a heat job)

2. Powdercoating chips very easy

3. Repaint/touchup is ALOT cheaper when you do chip/bend/curb those rims
szeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:53 PM   #10
Imprezme05
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 120924
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: depends where she lives
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Lmtd Wagon
Should be IMPREZme06

Default

Wow, good information to know! YEAH I learned something today!
Imprezme05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:55 PM   #11
hrmax
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 37216
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Chandler, AZ
Vehicle:
2004 STI
PSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by szeny View Post
2. Powdercoating chips very easy
If done properly it should be more chip resistant than paint. Not chip-proof but more so than paint. I have two sets of rims powdercoated and haven't had any chipping. +1 for AZ Powdercoat.
hrmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #12
v8eaterWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 108547
Join Date: Feb 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: boondock camping
Vehicle:
2013 RAM 2500 4x4
6.7l Cummins

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by szeny View Post
I would paint them through juston before powerdercoating them for 3 reasons

1. Powdercoating an already forged (heat treated) rim can seirously weaken a rim (re heating a heat job)

2. Powdercoating chips very easy

3. Repaint/touchup is ALOT cheaper when you do chip/bend/curb those rims
So would powdercoating a non-forged wheel strengthen??
v8eaterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #13
szeny
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 81383
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Paradise Valley
Vehicle:
07 335i e90
TiAG/Dakota Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hrmax View Post
If done properly it should be more chip resistant than paint. Not chip-proof but more so than paint. I have two sets of rims powdercoated and haven't had any chipping. +1 for AZ Powdercoat.
which is why i put #3
szeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #14
szeny
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 81383
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Paradise Valley
Vehicle:
07 335i e90
TiAG/Dakota Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v8eaterWRX View Post
So would powdercoating a non-forged wheel strengthen??
no it wont make that stronger.. its just the process metal goes through to be forged is temperature treating and to reheat it, can take away that process or maker them brittle
szeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 06:00 PM   #15
v8eaterWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 108547
Join Date: Feb 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: boondock camping
Vehicle:
2013 RAM 2500 4x4
6.7l Cummins

Default

ah. damn
v8eaterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 06:00 PM   #16
racingfish
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 60976
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Goodyear
Vehicle:
1969 LGT
FATURBO

Default

yeah you dont want to heat em up
racingfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 06:08 PM   #17
syswolf
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 161386
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Vehicle:
2007 STi - OBP
Blackest of Black

Default

wow, such a heated topic. Does anyone have pictures of painted vs. powder coated? I just want them looking nice and done properly. If i do go the painted route I definitely will not be doing it myself. I'm a horrible painter.
syswolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 06:14 PM   #18
szeny
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 81383
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Paradise Valley
Vehicle:
07 335i e90
TiAG/Dakota Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by syswolf View Post
wow, such a heated topic. Does anyone have pictures of painted vs. powder coated? I just want them looking nice and done properly. If i do go the painted route I definitely will not be doing it myself. I'm a horrible painter.
shemoves sanded his bbs down and rattle canned them gunmetal and they came out really really good.. if you take the time to prep them and do alot of coats, but not too much at a time they can be done really nice. his only flaws were a few spots he sanded had some nasty rash. as far as pictures i dont know if it would do any justice to either argument as light and angles are a factor. I know justin dlburx painted some rims for a few people on here and you can prob check them out
szeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 06:18 PM   #19
syswolf
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 161386
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Vehicle:
2007 STi - OBP
Blackest of Black

Default

Being a good painter means you need patience. Something I do not have. There for I do not trust myself.
syswolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 06:27 PM   #20
szeny
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 81383
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Paradise Valley
Vehicle:
07 335i e90
TiAG/Dakota Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by syswolf View Post
Being a good painter means you need patience. Something I do not have. There for I do not trust myself.
Haha ya.. I painted my buddies rims and they came out really relaly good.. next day somone cut him off and he ramped a curb.. bent 2 of them badly.. lol
szeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 06:54 PM   #21
boarderguy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 131955
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: colorado/phoenix/panama
Vehicle:
2006 2.5i
OBP/Red Mud

Default

who can paint mine? costs? how easy does it chip etc?
boarderguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 07:03 PM   #22
szeny
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 81383
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Paradise Valley
Vehicle:
07 335i e90
TiAG/Dakota Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boarderguy View Post
who can paint mine? costs? how easy does it chip etc?
justing (dblurx4) can... dunno about costs pm him.. chip easy not so much if sealed right.. any rim will chip it it takes a nice rock to it tho
szeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 07:22 PM   #23
Mcahol3
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141517
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: North Phx
Vehicle:
02 WRX PSM
08 Forester X

Default

hey if u have bad curb rash, can that be worked out?

i got my car with these ghetto ass rims, most ppl like them or ask me about them but idk who makes them, look like what them damn beaner honda guys slap on their cars...

but im thinkin about gettin em paintd or coatd but if the rash cant be takin care of ill chuckem and get new rims...
Mcahol3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 08:47 PM   #24
WgnWheel
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 63605
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Moms...yours
Vehicle:
04 Wrx Wgn TimeAtk
10 Golf TDI, 08 Stang GT

Default

i'd skip powdercoating the bbs'. otherwise, powdercoating does not chip easier than paint.

i had az powdercoat do these racing harts back in 2002. they are currently on my buddy's xb and still look the same. held up far better than any painted wheel i've owned.




*edit, found better pic

Last edited by WgnWheel; 12-08-2007 at 08:52 PM.
WgnWheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 09:51 AM   #25
racingfish
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 60976
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Goodyear
Vehicle:
1969 LGT
FATURBO

Default

wait.... the 2007 sti rims arent made by bbs... their made by enkie..
racingfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anyone have any suggestions on a good powder coating place superblkwrx South West Impreza Club Forum -- SWIC 8 02-20-2007 03:52 PM
Powder Coat place in RI bluecamel04 New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC 17 02-13-2007 12:32 AM
Local Powder Coating Places dawiyo Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 6 12-28-2005 06:25 PM
any good powder coating places in or around chicago? jemar2169 Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 6 12-27-2005 12:18 PM
Anyone know a good powder coating place in or near S.NJ? wighti Tri-State Area Forum 0 07-19-2003 11:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.