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Old 12-01-2000, 02:32 AM   #1
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Question powdercoating wheels

anyone know a good place to get wheels powdercoated??

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Old 12-01-2000, 08:31 AM   #2
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A guy at work said there was a place he's used for various car parts here in Houston. Pretty good service and prices. I won't be able to ask him about it until Monday though. I'll get back to you.

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Old 12-01-2000, 12:20 PM   #3
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cool, let us know adam, i'm thinking about "gun-metal gray" for my MY00, silverthorn, wut ya'll think?
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Old 12-01-2000, 03:30 PM   #4
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I would like to save up $500 (deductable) then have rims stolen, pay deductable, have insurance give me the money for them, stock rims worth a lot. Then I would pay the difference on some P1 wheels, what yall think? Or, I could take out an interest free student loan, and since I don't need it I could put it all in the bank. Let it mature until I get out of college. Pay it back and have money from interest earned? Hhaaa

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Old 12-02-2000, 07:27 AM   #5
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Skel,
I inquired about the price on the stock wheel. It's $389 minus "el cheap-o" rubber. I woudn't suggest this aproach though. "Insurance fraud is a seriouse crime" and all that jazz.

But, if you where to say, bend a wheel, you would have to get it replaced. The problem there is that you have to damage all four. Either way, think of your insurance premiums skyrocketing through a roof or something.
Crime stricken neighborhood, or Insane maniac driver, what do you want you insurance to think of you.
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Old 12-02-2000, 12:54 PM   #6
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I know you can go to Discount Tire and they can have them done. They send them to a company they are contracted with. Something like $80 a wheel. I have a friend that works at the one in Plano and he told me this.
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Old 12-02-2000, 12:55 PM   #7
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dayam, $80 a wheel?! kinda pricey....
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Old 12-02-2000, 02:24 PM   #8
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$80.00 a rim,i got all 4 of my rims done for $180.00,$100.00 for the sand blasting and $80.00 for the powdercoating.i guess i got a good deal.
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Old 12-02-2000, 04:07 PM   #9
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Skel, just take your wheels to the NTB over here in the Woodlands. They'll probably give you the same "service" they gave me.

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Old 12-03-2000, 05:36 PM   #10
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My insurance doesn't go up unless I change companies. I'll just stay with this one at least until I'm 25. It's all good. Whats a good way to bend all four wheels, without suspension damage? haha. NTB idea sounds good though.

skel

Fraud-shmaud big deal. Steves n insurance adjuster, I'll just switch to progressive first. Haha.
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Old 12-04-2000, 03:37 PM   #11
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I just got off the phone with Larry at Allied Plastics & Coatings. Their prices are in line with Tomball P.C. Inc.

- $65/wheel
- $25/wheel to strip if already powder coated. Painted wheels won't need this process.
- $25/wheel if a clearcoat is needed. This applies only to some special colors.
- $125 Special order charge (total for 4 wheels) for colors not in stock. 2 days extra to order special colors.
- 20 colors in stock
- 1 week to coat wheels
- Will prep and remove existing paint. Just need to bring wheels in.
- Hours - 8-5 M-F and 8-12 on Sat.
- Drop off wheels whenever, and pay when you pick them up.
- Process will not warp wheels. Thousands done and none damaged.

This was the only shop I could find in the Yellow Pages. Tomball P.C. Inc. was a recommendation I had to look up in the Business White Pages. If anyone finds a different place that offers different pricing or services, let us know.

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Old 12-05-2000, 01:35 AM   #12
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Okay, you guys asked, and you shall receive. I did some searching and found two places in this area that came with good recommendations.

The first is Allied Plastics and Coatings. They are located at 6010 St. Augustine, somewhere near U of H. I called and left a message for one of the guys. Haven't heard back yet. Their zip is 77021, if you want to do a search on directions. Their number is 713-741-9779. I was told to ask for Sam or Larry. As soon as I get prices, I'll let you know.

I also contacted a place called Tomball Powder Coating, Inc. As the name implies, they are located off 249 in Tomball. Their address is 27807 Red Fox, 77375. Their hours are from 7-4 M-F. 281-351-4772

I talked to Tammy and their prices aren't too bad. Black or White will run $65 per wheel. They have a ton of colors to choose from. If they have it in stock, it's not much more. If they have to order some funky color, then they'll have to check the prices. They do have a $150 minimum if you are looking to do smaller parts. (Brake calipers, anyone? )

Time-wise it looks like you've got a 15-20 day lead time. She did say Black and White don't take as long because they get more orders for those colors. They can load up the ovens with more parts and get them done quicker. Special order colors will take longer because they have to free up the ovens. Special colors wouldn't be done until after the first of the year.

They ask that all plastic or rubber parts be removed from the wheel so it doesn't melt and screw up the process. Also, the wheels need to be degreased and fairly clean. They will be sandblasted before powder coating. I wasn't totally clear if they would be sand or bead blasted. But, all the paint an clearcoat will be removed.

Sounds pretty good to me. Especially since it's in my area! I'll run it by the wife and see what she thinks. Maybe I'll have those neon green wheels after all! NOT. Black or Anthracite will look pretty slick.

Both places were recommended by guys that have had work equipment and drag race car parts done. Great results, decent prices.

Adam
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