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Powder coating rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Wheeler729, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Wheeler729

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    powder coating stock rims, good or bad idea?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Welcome to TW Wheeler........I personally think it's agreat idea. :D

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  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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    Those look real good..did you do those yourself?
     
  4. Jan 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    I had them done at a local shop....... $300 to blast/sand and then PC them. I had them on my '07 for 2 years and they are now on my '10 and they have held up very, very well.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    TRIAD Powderworks

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    I do them all the time!

    A lot of people either really like their stock wheels and just want a different look, or just can't afford new wheels.
    I think coating your factory set is a great alternative to a whole new set.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Those look really good.
    I just did a hard coat black anodize to my atv rims and was thinking of doing it to my Taco but powder coat is definitely an option. Did you have both sides coated? Did you take the wheels there or did they do everything for you including mounting? Tough when you use it every day...
    I would upload a picture for you but this website is horribly slow.

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  7. Jan 25, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    :eek: ha it worked
     
  8. Jan 25, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    ^^ Damn! I really like the way those came out.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    Problem with anodizing is you have to polish the aluminum before you coat it. Nice part is that the entire rim gets dipped.
    Since they were just for the atv, I left the rough sand blasted finish so it came out a matte finish. The anodizing doesn't build up, it only changes color. However the hard coat is a 80 Rc (really hard) which does not scratch.
    Powder coating they double the cost if you want both sides painted.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    I don't charge extra, I coat the whole wheel.. Even where the tire goes!
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    Hey squad! Those wheels look sick. I'm thinking of doing the same thing to mine but I have a noticeable blistering problem. Do you know if sandblasting will help with this? Also, what color did you have them coated? The pics look like gunmetal in one and black in another. Are they matte finish? Lastly, what tires do you have on in this pic? Thanks in advance!
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    Anyone have pics of the aluminum Trd off road wheels in black?
     
  13. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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  14. Feb 7, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    dam guys im convinced now i am gonna get it done here in the next couple weeks they sill have the shine to it they are like in between flat black and polished .thanks for the much needed input
     
  15. Feb 7, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    First go to the correct section > Lighting

    second, use the search function. every question you are going to ask has already been answered.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    triad powder works,

    Interested in getting an estimate. Lets talk

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    I have a 08 Tacoma trd package. with the stock 17. how much do you think it will cost to get them done?? what is the process too?
     
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