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    Lightbulb Plating or Painting stock rims?

    I know some of you might give me crap for this and go ahead if you wish lol
    I do not have the money to buy rims and if I did I probably would buy something else. Iím just throwing around ideas.
    If the rims get powder coated, do they get baked to make more durable? I have no idea
    All opinions welcome. Good or bad?
    Last edited by Curky; 09-26-2012 at 10:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curky View Post
    I can't change title PLATING not patting. Sorry my bad, if a moderator can fix that or tell me how. thatís cool. If not I'm sure @SurrealOne will make fun of me.
    Edit the post, click the 'go advanced' button, and then you can change the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealOne View Post
    Edit the post, click the 'go advanced' button, and then you can change the title.
    thanks buddy....

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    i did a set of rims on my 05. not sure how it would work on the rims you have tho.

    pics are in the post I made for my 05 in the picture and video section.


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    I've seen quite a few people powdercoat their factory rims for a different look.
    Yes they will need to be baked to correctly powdercoat them, the resulting finish will be very durable and looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curky View Post
    thanks buddy....

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    Powder coating will last much longer than something like Plasti-dip or a rattle can. It will also look much better, as in, properly and professionally done.

    Serious question though: If you have money for powder coating four wheels, why not just use that buy the new ones? Although I have no idea how much powder coating costs.
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    i just had mine professionally done by a tire dealer. It was $35.00 per wheel. Sandblasted, treated with zinc oxide and powder coated gloss black. I had the chrome covers which were glued on. Had to take crowbar to get them off. Don't know if other tire places offer this service. I am really pleased with the results.

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    They look good.
    You cant buy decent new wheels for that price.

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    Wow, I had no idea powder coating could be done for so cheap. Definitely the route to go if you can't afford new wheels and they do look good.

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