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Old 05-26-2003, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default Stock wheels: powedercoat vs paint

Both might be equally prohibitive, but does anyone have cost and quality info on powerdercoating or painting GT 16" wheels? I'm not worried about having to pull the tires first as I am getting new ones.

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Old 05-27-2003, 08:40 AM   #2
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How would you have them painted?

Powdercoat will most likely be much more durable and look pretty darn good.
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Old 05-27-2003, 05:08 PM   #3
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ill give you the same advice I gave another guy.....

powdercoat all that you can!!! I had my 18's done about a year ago, and that ran me $300... it was this high because they had to mask off a bunch of stuff for me to get the look that I wanted. From what I have heard, a good price is around $200 give or take.... depends on color, availability, quality of the shop etc. The only problem with masking is that there is no tape currently out there that can 100% guarentee that the powdercoating wont seep a little. The shop that did mine had to do one over 2 times becasue of this. After talking to three separate shops on the masking issue, I am counting this as good info, any shop that tells you that it wont seep at all is one that I would personally question.

As for paint... even with all of the hardeners, coats, coats of clears, and specality paints, the fact ramains that prep work is key. Paint is not as strong as pwdercoating, but you can get a few more colors out of paint. You should consider who else will be driving you car, and where you do most of your driving at.

One last point... run a fingernail across the paint on the underside of your bumper, that's the "hardest" paint on you car, it too scratches pretty easy. Powdercoat your rims, it last forever, and it just falt out kicks tail

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Old 05-27-2003, 06:36 PM   #4
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Thanks. Wasn't sure about the painting. We do it with offroading wheels, but obviously arent' concerned with asthetics as much there.
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Old 05-27-2003, 10:15 PM   #5
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I don't know if this will help or not, but I am currently using gold powdercoated WRX wheels and they look absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I had no real previous experience with powdercoated stuff and these were much better than I expected them to be. The surface finish is excellent and it looks basically the same, if not better, than a metallic paint. I ended up going to a few tire shops trying to get tires mounted up and every single person that saw the wheels commented on how good they looked! I also love the thought of my wheels' finish outlasting the car body.

Unfortunately I can't give you details on price and finding a shop because I wasn't the person who had them powdercoated. Another member on the boards, FreeBMW, was the person who went through all the trouble. You might PM him if you still have more questions.
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