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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Powdercoating Vs Paint?

So im gonna paint my stock rims soon and i was wondering what you guys thought about painting them compared to powdercoating them? I hear powdercoating them looks nicer and lasts longer but is more expensive?

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Powdercoat is better and durable, i painted my own rims myself
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with powder coat you have to send them to someone that has the equipment to do it, I highly doubt you have that type of stuff. you can paint them with ease on your own IF you know how to properly paint.


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powder coat them once or paint them often. So in long run powder coating maybe cheaper

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Powder coating is way more expenxive because of the work required to prep whatever it is you want to powder coat. Wheels need to be glass beaded and prepped then sprayed with the powder coat material and baked until the material softens (melts) and lays down nicely. When cooled it has a very hard surface less prone to chipping. Better than regular paint.

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powder coat them once or paint them often. So in long run powder coating maybe cheaper
Not really. I've seen people have rims coated and had it cost as much as $800 for the set. paint will be cheaper in the end, plus if you paint them yourself it'll be very cheap and save you $$ for other mods.


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why powdercoat? if you added a few extra hundred bucks to powdercoat costs, you could just buy a new set of aftermarket rims anyway......

Just paint em yourself and move on.
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why powdercoat? if you added a few extra hundred bucks to powdercoat costs, you could just buy a new set of aftermarket rims anyway......

Just paint em yourself and move on.
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YEah if powdercoating costs 800 bucks than screw that! Ill just paint them and spend the extra money on a stage 2

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I get them powdercoated for 55.00 a rim in my town. If someone ever tried charging me 800.00 to get it done ill laugh my ass off
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