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Old 02-07-2012, 11:43 PM
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Those are my wheels in the pictures above and only cost a couple a couple bucks each!!
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Re: Powdercoating

You guys can't compare your prices to NY/NJ :-( It's a whole different world. The price includes mounting and balancing the tires. I can also bring new tires and they'll put them on as well. I'm in Northern New Jersey, the second closest shop is too far for me. This is about 15 minutes from both work and home. But yes, $600 is a lot of money so I'm kinda having second thoughts about it.

I found this picture with the wheels painted black keeping the center chrome. What do you think?
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Re: Powdercoating

As I am also considering doing the same thing, it seems that no one is indicating that powdercoating is the wrong way to go and that there should be no durability issues. So it looks like you are only left with the decision of whether to powdercoat the center caps and whether you can get a lower price.

For the center caps, it is personal preference. As long as you like the look then go with it. I don't think it would look that bad but for me, I am leaning towards having my center caps powercoated.
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Most of the centercaps are plastic and therefore cannot be powdercoated. You could either have them painted the same color or buy ones from billet technology and have them powdercoated.
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Re: Powdercoating

Do most places include sandblasting in their prices?
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Re: Powdercoating

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Do most places include sandblasting in their prices?
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Re: Powdercoating

I got it done and she looks great... however with the AT3s it's now shaking over 70 miles... I thought they forgot to balance but they said the weights go on the inside. They will re-check it again.... Other than that I couldn't be happier...
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Re: Powdercoating

IF it still shakes over 70mph you might need new lower control arm bushings, SRT's have had these going out and causing the vibes.
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Do you think it might have something to do that i had them white letters in for two weeks before flipping them out?
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Re: Powdercoating

They say the rears won't balance, probably because of wearing them the other way (letters in) for 2 wks). I will give it a week to see if it improves, or go play dumb at the place i bought the tires and say the don't balance. Fronts are ok.
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Re: Powdercoating

I paid $200 for all 4.

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Re: Powdercoating

Well, I took the truck back to the place where I bough the tires from (Strauss Auto). The guy called me in to show me how uneven the tires spun when he put then on the balancing machine. They were so uneven I thought the rim was bent. I guess the powdercoating machine is not equipped to handle this bigger size tires. They rebalanced them and it's all good now. No vibration at all @ 80mph+

Well so I thought until I got home... I noticed they chipped one of the rims. Aaagh... I just bought black paint and covered it. I'm done with it. You can't really see it unless you really know where it is and look for it. If it peels off then I can take it back to the shop under warranty, but if I take it now they will know if was the tire place who chipped them.

To summarize, I am happy with the look. It's a very expensive mod to do in Northern New Jersey as there are not too many shops that do this type of job. But at the end of the day it was a lot cheaper than buying new rims. I posted a few pictures to share.

Oh... one of my female employees comes to me and says, "oh, is that the way they are supposed to look?" I was like WTF? LOL I felt a knot in my stomach when I heard that.
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