Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Export Grand Cherokee 2011+

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Jasman's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 1021
Jasman is on a distinguished road
Rims - painting/powder coating

Hey, picking up a new set of 18" which are take-offs off of a MY14 Laredo to go on my new white Overland which is somewhere in the pacific as I type this.

I'm thinking they might look better in really dark charcoal or black and was looking for some inspiration. Anyone got any photos of what they've done to their rims?

Any comments about paint vs powder coat?

Cheers,

Jason.
__________________

__________________
Jasman - WK2 MY12 Laredo 3.6l, QL, Mopar Towbar, ERPS, Tint, Whispbar racks, Recovery Hook....TBC!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2014, 10:03 AM
SNUKE's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sydney, Aus
Posts: 2,841
Thanks: 68
Thanked 265 Times in 215 Posts
Rep Power: 5520
SNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

As your Overland is in the Pacific instead of on it, the wheels will be pointless.

Jokes aside, many people plasti dip, which is cheap and easy to do yourself and there are a ton of threads on here about doing that with pics for reference.
Another option is water transfers if you want to get tricky.

__________________

__________________
I'm just want it for the "shorter headlamps".

MY14 GC Limited, 3.0 CRD, Lux II, Granite Crystal, 18" Wheels, Tubular Side Steps.
Could I get my avatar much larger?
Ordered: July 7 2013 Delivered Nov 25th
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Bigskiddy's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sydney - Australia
Posts: 316
Thanks: 4
Thanked 24 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 813
Bigskiddy is on a distinguished road
This another members car - Wadeaus. Looks very nice.

ForumRunner_20140829_093142.jpg
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bigskiddy For This Useful Post:
  #4  
Old 09-05-2014, 03:17 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 174
Thanks: 10
Thanked 20 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 537
chocco is on a distinguished road
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

Here is a picture of mine powder coated satin black drive in and drive out, Melbourne.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20140831_160356.jpg (559.6 KB, 42 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-05-2014, 05:38 AM
Wadeaus's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 74
Thanks: 10
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 647
Wadeaus has a reputation beyond reputeWadeaus has a reputation beyond reputeWadeaus has a reputation beyond reputeWadeaus has a reputation beyond reputeWadeaus has a reputation beyond reputeWadeaus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

My take on powder coating vs painting is;
Powder coating is stronger/harder to scratch than paint but is more expensive and harder to patch up if you chip or scratch the powder coating off. Some people have told me your only real option for scratched up powder coated rims, is to get them re-powder coated.

I went with paint seeing I go offroad abit but if I mostly drove onroad with a little bit of light off-roading, I probably would have gone with powder coating.


Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-05-2014, 04:31 PM
Hutch801's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 77
Thanks: 14
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 109
Hutch801 is on a distinguished road
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

Quote:
Originally Posted by chocco View Post
Here is a picture of mine powder coated satin black drive in and drive out, Melbourne.
Sweet Chocco, looks like a blackhawk now...
__________________
Hutch: 2014 Grand Cherokee Blackhawk in Black of Course.....CRD Feel the Power..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Hutch801's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 77
Thanks: 14
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 109
Hutch801 is on a distinguished road
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

Std black Blackhawk wheels.uploadfromtaptalk1409952879274.jpg
__________________
Hutch: 2014 Grand Cherokee Blackhawk in Black of Course.....CRD Feel the Power..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Matty470's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melb, AUS
Posts: 339
Thanks: 13
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 2457
Matty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

I will always paint over powdercoat, for 2 reasons.
Paint is easier to touch up if you scratch or chip them and you can't powdercoat the plastic centre cap on the rim, so you'll still have a chrome centre.

Plus I can paint the rims myself.
Here's me with my son last year doing my 20's in Jeep Brilliant Black



End result

__________________
MY12 Mineral Grey Overland CRD.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Matty470's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melb, AUS
Posts: 339
Thanks: 13
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 2457
Matty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

I've also got a second set of MY12 Laredo 18's in the shed that I'll be painting gloss black in the next couple of weeks.
__________________
MY12 Mineral Grey Overland CRD.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-07-2014, 03:43 AM
Bigskiddy's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sydney - Australia
Posts: 316
Thanks: 4
Thanked 24 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 813
Bigskiddy is on a distinguished road
So when you say paint, is that with Plastic dip?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-07-2014, 04:32 AM
Hutch801's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 77
Thanks: 14
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 109
Hutch801 is on a distinguished road
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matty470 View Post
I've also got a second set of MY12 Laredo 18's in the shed that I'll be painting gloss black in the next couple of weeks.
Can I drop a set over for painting as well...lol
Good job on the 20's look good.
__________________
Hutch: 2014 Grand Cherokee Blackhawk in Black of Course.....CRD Feel the Power..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-07-2014, 05:07 AM
Tahlee's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Montmorency Vic Australia
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 204
Tahlee is on a distinguished road
Re: Rims - painting/powder coating

Quote:
Originally Posted by chocco View Post
Here is a picture of mine powder coated satin black drive in and drive out, Melbourne.
Please tell me more .... where and how much?
__________________

__________________
Rob
White and indigo 3.6 Overland with ORAII ordered 3 April DELIVERED 29 August 14
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Powder coating or Paint? on wheels SRTDZGN Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11 03-11-2013 02:01 PM
Powder coating vs plasti dipped rims navger Wheels and Tires 28 12-01-2012 03:39 PM
Powder coating rims on leased car whojenks Interior/Exterior/Visual 4 04-06-2012 09:19 PM
Powder Coating Question dogface_313 Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 7 02-19-2011 12:14 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community