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I have been wanting to make my stockers black. The problem I have is which way to do it. There is painting and powdercoating. I know powdercoating is more durable but it is pricey. Painting is alot cheaper but can be Chipewyan easy. I would like to hear your input. If I go with painting do u have any suggestions on makeing it look great and hold up for a long time. Thanks for the help.
 

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The last post on that thread says something about leting them cure for a week. Is that really needed? I don't really want to be carless for a week. I really think powdercoating would be a better way to go but when u add up everything. getting the tires removed, then sandblasting, then powdercoating, then remounting and balenceing. U r probly looking at close to $100 a wheel and for that I could probly just get diferent rims.
 

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Not sure where you are located, but removing tires, prep, and powdercoating only runs about $80/wheel here... Maybe even cheaper if the wheels are pristine so you don't need that much prep.
 

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The last post on that thread says something about leting them cure for a week. Is that really needed?
No, I drove the next day, after letting the paint dry for 24 hours. Do it on a weekend (start Friday evening) and you'll be golden Sunday afternoon (Friday remove, mask and paint all four wheels, Saturday morning clear coat all 4 wheels, leave in sun for a few hours, Sunday re-install wheels and enjoy).

Also, in regards to baking the wheels, I just left them in the sun for an hour.
 

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i asked myself the same question and decided that i should just do them myself and gain a little bit of experience for myself.

-400 grit sand each nook and cranny of the rim
-clean wheel with any kind of wheel cleaner
-spray a coat of primer onto newly sanded wheel, wait about 30 mins to dry
-spray about 3 coats of pain onto wheel, letting each coat dry for about 30 mins or until dry to add next coat
-black wheels TAADAA
 

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+1 for powercoating.
+1 Powder-coating turns out better and is more resilient. One of my wheels got smacked with a metal shovel and it didn't even get scratched.

Really dirty in this picture but you can see it well.


Cleaner but further away.

 

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I was afraid if that. I don't really want to wait till summer to do something with them. And as far as cost of pc it is high because there is only one place with in 50 miles of me that does it. I really wish things where easier. Oh I guess no black wheels for me.
 

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@Gamz did u have to wet sand and buff the clear?
Yes, I sanded them lightly just to get the stock clear coat off. It will also give the new paint something to bond to.

I was afraid if that. I don't really want to wait till summer to do something with them. And as far as cost of pc it is high because there is only one place with in 50 miles of me that does it. I really wish things where easier. Oh I guess no black wheels for me.
You can do it during the winter, the cold won't matter. It's really not a big job man, will take a couple of days, and most of that is just waiting for the paint to fully dry.

For difficulty, it's a 2/5. DO IT! It will look sharp :D
 

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Definitely powder coat them. i got mine done for 60 a rim in gloss black. I painted my old tiburon rims and not to long after wish I had got them powder coated cause of paint chipping along the edge.
 

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i used plasti-dip black paint, easier for me to remove if i wanted them
OEM silver again. turns out pretty ok, but i have absolutely no standards
on these wheels, cuz these are only used in winter newayz.....
so i didn't really care if this was sprayed un-even....

however, it's been a couple snowing months....it's still holdin' up strong...
 

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I decided to save the money and get new wheels. The problem with the wheels I got is there are all the same size. I wanted to keep the staggered but had no other options. I ended up with a set of Motegi Racing MR118. I hope they end up working out.
 

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You can always use Plastidip
 

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Plasti dip is a very easy way to go and looks good, powder coating isn't that much i looked into it and the stock 19' would have been 75 bucks a wheel
 

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^holy mother of thread revivals! lol


PC price varies on the shop really, that wasn't a bad price you mentioned
 

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Haha got a lot of questions, and a little input
 
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