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Dabitz 02-07-2012 01:37 PM

Powdercoating 17" wheels
 
I'm getting my 17" stock wheels powdercoated for $600. Not a bad price. I'm planning on adding 265-65-17's either Cooper AT3's or Destination AT's (haven't decided yet.)

Looking forward to it, I saw some pictures of another WK2 with this job done and it looked real good. I contemplated getting the mopar black 18's but the cheapest I can get them is for about 940 shipped and it would require new tires right away.

Can anyone with powdercoated rims give me some advice regarding durability, etc? I'm planning on keeping the center cap chromed/polished.

ShyBoy 02-07-2012 05:14 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
I am also in the situation as you. I am considering to have my stock 18" powdercoated as well as that option seems to be more cheaper than buying a new set of wheels. In my discussions with the shop, they informed me that it is durable but then, that was the response that I would expect them to say.

I am leaning towards having them powdercoated to a shade of black to match the rubber trim on the bottom of the car (I have a MIneral Gray Overland). However, I am still debating whether or not to powdercoat the center caps and currently am leaning towards having them powdercoated as well.

Megatron 02-07-2012 05:50 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
I would suggest plastidip.. with the glossifiers. Lol Not bad for a few dollars..

Megatron 02-07-2012 05:52 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
Check out this member's WK2 wheels..

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...ight=plastidip

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...115_145536.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...115_145545.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...121_132637.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...121_123911.jpg

HemiFan 02-07-2012 08:03 PM

Re: Powdercoating 17" wheels
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dabitz (Post 569359)
I'm getting my 17" stock wheels powdercoated for $600. Not a bad price. I'm planning on adding 265-65-17's either Cooper AT3's or Destination AT's (haven't decided yet.)

Looking forward to it, I saw some pictures of another WK2 with this job done and it looked real good. I contemplated getting the mopar black 18's but the cheapest I can get them is for about 940 shipped and it would require new tires right away.

Can anyone with powdercoated rims give me some advice regarding durability, etc? I'm planning on keeping the center cap chromed/polished.

Actually that's a terrible price for powdercoating 17inch only wheels. I would look around for a better price. Powdercoating holds up quite well though.

JAYBEE3 02-07-2012 08:10 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
$600 is way to much for some 17" rims whats your location?

mtndog 02-07-2012 08:39 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
Holy sheit $600. I've never been charged more than $60 a wheel and that's 20x10. Find another shop.

hops23 02-07-2012 08:53 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
I agree that $600 is a bit much if you're just doing one color. Are you getting your tires mounted and balanced with that price?

sleepy93 02-07-2012 10:16 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
They look great! Love the look!

J13ntv 02-07-2012 10:20 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
60 is low for powder coating in general markets, but average price is 100-125 a piece in NY, 125 being the closer number.

philthyphil 02-07-2012 10:47 PM

Re: Powdercoating
 
My buddy just got his 20" wheels done in gloss black for $210. You are paying waaaaay too much.

robpp 02-07-2012 11:01 PM

Right Phil and I paid that per wheel for my 5 Step Black Chrome with tinted clear. Point being that depending on the process the cosy van vary.


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