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Old 04-30-2016, 01:28 PM
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Just picked up my '12 from the powdercoater. I like how the factory wheels look, just wanted them darker.


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Re: Fresh Powdercoat

looks good. Thinking about doing mine in a competition grey or something similar.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:13 PM
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Re: Fresh Powdercoat

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looks good. Thinking about doing mine in a competition grey or something similar.


I was thinking the same thing before going with black. What color is your Jeep? If black, here's some food for thought. I walked into the powdercoat shop with the intention of selecting either matte dark gray/gun metal or matte black. The people at the shop had a good eye and were very good with color matching to the vehicle. Here is what they told me.

If going matte black on a black vehicle, the wheels will always look dirty against the gloss black body. Also, a matte finish will collect brake dust much worse than gloss. We all know how much brake dust we create. Gloss is also more durable and easier to clean.

If going matte dark gray, it will look like someone missed on trying to color match black. They said that if going gray, a lighter color works best to have some contrast.

That being said, they convinced me that gloss black would look best against the gloss black body. In my opinion, I agree with them now. It also helps showcase our huge brakes. They stand out more behind a dark wheel, I have noticed.

Thank y'all for the comments.
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Re: Fresh Powdercoat

especially like the red SRT touch...
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Re: Fresh Powdercoat

I think gloss black looks great. These wheels in matte just don't do it for me.

My jeep is white.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:38 PM
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I think gloss black looks great. These wheels in matte just don't do it for me.

My jeep is white.


That contrast would look so good.
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Just picked up my '12 from the powdercoater. I like how the factory wheels look, just wanted them darker.

I went to get a quote for this just today! I was quoted $500/wheel. Is that a good price?
Yours look amazing by the way!
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:39 PM
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I went to get a quote for this just today! I was quoted $500/wheel. Is that a good price?

Yours look amazing by the way!


Thank you!

Oh my word...way too much. Mine was $546 to drop off my vehicle Friday after work, they parked my Jeep indoors, put it on jack stands, pulled and dismounted all wheels/tires, sandblasted and cleaned up the wheels, powdercoated, mounted and balanced, reinstalled everything and delivered to me Saturday morning (yes, overnight). Look for $300-$400 for all 4 wheels if you are taking bare wheels to a powdercoater. Granted, that is a competitive market in Texas.
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I went to get a quote for this just today! I was quoted $500/wheel. Is that a good price?
Yours look amazing by the way!

Definitely way too much. I would consider $500 total for all 4 wheels to be on the high end.
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Re: Fresh Powdercoat

Nice look on the wheels, I went the same route. I like the added touch of the red SRT.
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