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Old 09-13-2014, 10:21 PM
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Pictures for sure when they're done!
promise? gotta see what the summit rims look like powdered black

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Re: My wheel dilemma

Promise for sure. Things all came together today, I found a set of 17" Wrangler rims and tires for cheap, picked them up and then two blocks later found a tire place, mounted the Wranglers (even though I has read multiple threads that said they would fit I was very nervous until they did fit). Headed to the powder coat guy who is shooting some other stuff black so he hopes to have them done by tomorrow!

Now I'll have to decide if I keep the 17's or sell them. So many options...
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Re: My wheel dilemma

All done and look awesome! I dropped the wheels off to be powder coated around 5pm Saturday evening and picked them up at 8pm Sunday night. He had remounted and balanced the tires, put them on last night and painted the center caps. Let the caps dry overnight and put them on this morning. Exactly the look I was going for, thanks for all the input. Here are some pics...
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All done and look awesome! I dropped the wheels off to be powder coated around 5pm Saturday evening and picked them up at 8pm Sunday night. He had remounted and balanced the tires, put them on last night and painted the center caps. Let the caps dry overnight and put them on this morning. Exactly the look I was going for, thanks for all the input. Here are some pics...
What finish did you get? Look great!
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Re: My wheel dilemma

It's a "satin" black. Glossier than matte but not quite semi gloss. He was shooting some other stuff with it when I stopped off the wheels and it looked really good so I went with it.
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Re: My wheel dilemma

Very nice You should paint the brake calipers red. How much to powder coat them?
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Re: My wheel dilemma

Yea, those brake calipers... Have to think about those, not sure I like the red accent or not. Cost was $80 each which was $65 for the powder coating and $15 to un mount, then re mount and balance. He gave me a price on the 18" Wrangler rims of $200 if I want to do them before I sell them.
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^ Good price. I can't get a quality powder coat for that price around here.
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Re: My wheel dilemma

Word of advice based on my own experience. ONLY water and soap on powder coat. Anything else you run the chance of staining them. Other than that they are very durable. Plastidip is for Toyotas and Hondas, no offense to anyone. You get what you pay for.

The ride looks great now, congratulations.
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Re: My wheel dilemma

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I would get them powdercoated. The finish is longer lasting and they'll actually look good up close unlike the plasti-dip.
Powder coating tends to be about as expensive as good aftermarket rims that are already the desired color.

The OP indicated they bought the vehicle and then found some Summit rims. This would seem to indicate there were rims on the vehicle, unless they were disposed of?

A local tire dealer would have a set of cheap steel wheels this time of year as they are popular with winter tire packages that could be used while powder coating.

I'd take the advice to thoroughly clean those wheels and redo the dip first and see if that floats your boat.
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I would also powder coat them. And about your question if a 17 inch rim would work, I think from what I read in other post 17 inch will not fit. Can someone confirm this?
Not with the larger brakes, no.
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I spent a good part of the day looking at different rims thinking it might be easier to just buy some. Ouch! Everything I like, they like a lot!

I've found a guy that will powder coat them at a reasonable price so I'm going that route. I don't want the worry of if / when the PD MIT start coming off. Turns out he can do them this weekend so I'm just going to put it on jack stands instead of changing wheels temporarily.

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