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Old 08-02-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
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I am looking for guys/gals that have had stuff powdercoated by some company's in oregon that they would reccomend. I am looking at doing my stock rims.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:18 AM   #2
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PM Brewpubeaver he has had some really nice work done by a shop down there somewhere...
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:19 AM   #3
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:02 AM   #4
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Bump, No one can reccomend a shop
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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Portland Powder Coating, however, to do Aluminum wheels they need to be chemically stripped (not sandblasted) and anyone that tells you they can powdercoat over a powdercoat is wrong. Trust me, I do about 5-8 sets a month of wheels that are $2000-4000 each. The problem with quality (i.e. stripping and coating) is that it costs almost $500.00 which is a LOT more than stock wrx wheels are worth. I'd buy new wheels
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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Commercial powder coating here in Bend

http://www.commpowder.com/pages/Comp...ory%20page.htm

They've done 2 sets of rims for me including my stock 17's. I paid $180 blasted and coated last time. prices may have gone up since then.

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:23 PM   #7
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Portland Powder Coating, however, to do Aluminum wheels they need to be chemically stripped (not sandblasted) and anyone that tells you they can powdercoat over a powdercoat is wrong. Trust me, I do about 5-8 sets a month of wheels that are $2000-4000 each. The problem with quality (i.e. stripping and coating) is that it costs almost $500.00 which is a LOT more than stock wrx wheels are worth. I'd buy new wheels
I already have a set of wheels I just wanted a set for the winter so I was looking at getting my stockers powdercoated. $500? I have been searching and most of these guys that have them done(stirpped and powdercoated) only spend around 180-250$ for everything.

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Commercial powder coating here in Bend

http://www.commpowder.com/pages/Comp...ory%20page.htm

They've done 2 sets of rims for me including my stock 17's. I paid $180 blasted and coated last time. prices may have gone up since then.


Thats a little to far for me I guess I should of narrowed it down to the portland area. They look like they do a good job though, to bad they are 3hrs away.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #8
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I am looking for guys/gals that have had stuff powdercoated by some company's in oregon that they would reccomend. I am looking at doing my stock rims.
Good idea, I really like the gloss black that kid had it would look sweet on your car. What color are you looking at?
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:48 PM   #9
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Blakely kustom koating in clackamas off 224

They stripped and powdercoated a set of wheels for me for $200

http://blakelykustomkoatings.com/
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:49 PM   #10
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Good idea, I really like the gloss black that kid had it would look sweet on your car. What color are you looking at?
The same, depending on how much this powdercoating's going to cost I might be rattle canning them.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:51 PM   #11
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Blakely kustom koating in clackamas off 224

They stripped and powdercoated a set of wheels for me for $200

http://blakelykustomkoatings.com/

Thanks man they seem pretty close to me to.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:55 PM   #12
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http://www.jdpowdercoatings.com/supp...utomotive.html

I have never use this company yet, but when I get some money I will be getting my wheels done there.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:53 AM   #13
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You should never sand or media blast and Aluminum wheel. I suppose $400-500 is too much for some people, but just about every $200 job I've seen looks like a $200 job. If quality is concern I wouldn't go that route.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:24 PM   #14
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mine look perfect, and they were coated 3 years ago for less than $200. YMMV
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:32 PM   #15
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Our company has used them before. You could get them stripped then powder coated by anyone you want.

Action Metal Stripping
2350 Industrial Ave
Hubbard, OR 97032
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:12 PM   #16
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I've had great experience with these guys:

http://brookerenterprises.com/

I had some fresh sheet metal powdercoated and the convertible frame for my Bug sandblasted and powdercoated. Great turn around time, great quality, great guys, even better pricing. I couldn't have done it myself for the price they charged me! I think it's a father-son business, they also work on choppers/motorcycles. They were actually burning the midnight oil when I picked up my stuff, I happened to be driving by a couple days after dropping my stuff off and saw they were working late (around 9 pm)...it turns out they were already done with my stuff, they even gave me a free t-shirt when I paid up, an even sweeter deal since you can never have too many free t-shirts. I have no idea what they'd charge for wheels, but I am guessing you'd be hard pressed to beat their value.

punkrocksailor...why shouldn't you media blast aluminum wheels? If you're using the proper abrasive, I don't understand why it would cause a problem. It seems to me that soda blasting would work pretty well on even the softest of alloys.

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Old 08-04-2008, 03:05 PM   #17
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Thats a little to far for me I guess I should of narrowed it down to the portland area. They look like they do a good job though, to bad they are 3hrs away.
I just shipped a set of 18" wheels via Fedex to Seattle for like $38. So there's always that option. I'm sure you'll find something closer. Your thread did say Oregon though.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:14 PM   #18
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Well, a lot of times if you blast aluminum it leaves super small pits (sometimes you can't even seen them with your eyes) and the subsequent powder coating magnifies those new imperfections. You'll see "fish eyes" and specks and other things. For 75% of people it's not a big enough deal to worry about but the other 25% would consider it unacceptable. I guess myself and my customer base are in the 25%.... YMMV
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:37 PM   #19
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Well, a lot of times if you blast aluminum it leaves super small pits (sometimes you can't even seen them with your eyes) and the subsequent powder coating magnifies those new imperfections. You'll see "fish eyes" and specks and other things. For 75% of people it's not a big enough deal to worry about but the other 25% would consider it unacceptable. I guess myself and my customer base are in the 25%.... YMMV
So I take it you haven't tried soda blasting yet? It's pretty awesome stuff; I haven't got to try it out myself yet but I've been dying for an excuse to try it out after seeing what it can strip off without damaging the substrate. Plus, cleanup is super easy, it just rinses away with water!

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Old 08-04-2008, 04:24 PM   #20
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you can get wheels acid dipped for under 50 bucks a wheel. i thihk i paid 35 each. then 50 to have them powder coated... so it was about 75 each total...
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:00 PM   #21
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theres a place off of 212 down from the les schwab , its going twords damascus if u get off 205 , but ill check it out tomarrow to get the name and some prices , i know they also fix wheels too , but anyway ill let u know soon
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:26 PM   #22
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theres a place off of 212 down from the les schwab , its going twords damascus if u get off 205 , but ill check it out tomarrow to get the name and some prices , i know they also fix wheels too , but anyway ill let u know soon
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:43 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the replies. I dont think its going to be a problem if there sand blasted because there just for the winter so there going to get dirty and again I dont want to pay a fortune on somthing thats only on my car for a couple of months.
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Bump. Looking to get some wheels powder coated. Trying to find the balance between a good deal and a quality job.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:22 PM   #25
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Check out Color FX (www.colorfx.biz) I have heard good things and they were knowledgable when I talked to them. They can have your wheels dipped inexpensively and coatings are reasonably priced. I've seen positive reviews from other forum members in the past as well.

I personally had an awful experience with Portland Powder Coating when I was trying to get a set of Brembos sandblasted and powdercoated. They were complete clowns and the service was inexcusably bad.
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