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Old 02-27-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Painting your rims black...

Hey guys I want to keep my stock SS rims when I get my 2010 but I want to paint them black. Does anyone know how to do this or know of anywhere in San Antonio that does this for a good price? Let me know.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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Powder coating the wheels would probably be the best combination of cost and durability in my opinion. I've considered it myself. I found that shops in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area were quoting $400-$800 to do a set of four. Try googling "powder coat wheels San Antonio" and I'm sure you'll find several. Ask to see some examples of their work. If they're good at it, they should jump at the chance to show it off.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Dude, just get some sand paper at Lowes and a can of rustoleum....DONE!
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
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Dude, just get some sand paper at Lowes and a can of rustoleum....DONE!
Uh - I don't think so - unless your painting your grandma's Corolla's donut spare
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:23 PM   #5
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Powder coating is a really good way to go.. very durable.. and it can look amazingly good. Like black chrome..
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:58 AM   #6
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Hey guys I want to keep my stock SS rims when I get my 2010 but I want to paint them black. Does anyone know how to do this or know of anywhere in San Antonio that does this for a good price? Let me know.
WHY ?
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:06 AM   #7
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WHY ?
It would look really good on my SS and I like the stock rims
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:32 AM   #8
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Powder is the way to go. It should be fairly inexpensive being that the wheels are new and will not require much prep.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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Also, powder coating offers huge choices in color and gloss. Durable too. Had some Ducati wheels done a few years back for for about $100 per wheel and they looked awesome.

If you paint them, they will look good right then, but I think you will be dissapointed very soon there after.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:39 AM   #10
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It would look really good on my SS and I like the stock rims
Have you considered the 21" rims? Black and polished al.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:43 AM   #12
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Just a note of Caution.
If planing on Powder coating over stock Painted rins.
There is a chance of color leaching.

Powder doated silver Axis Rims For my Truck in Black Pearl the silcer leached out and gave the finsh a Greenish tint. Had ti strip one rim now with 4-5 coats of powder real PIA. Now they are Wet Black Powder.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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Just a note of Caution.
If planing on Powder coating over stock Painted rins.
There is a chance of color leaching.

Powder doated silver Axis Rims For my Truck in Black Pearl the silcer leached out and gave the finsh a Greenish tint. Had ti strip one rim now with 4-5 coats of powder real PIA. Now they are Wet Black Powder.
You did the work yourself?
If so that's awesome. What was your cost? (materials etc.)
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I striped the Bad rim down to Alum. By myself $175 in striper and 1.5 week of soaking and scrubing; w/wire brush and scraper. (the striper is recyclable if any one needs some)

My work gets lots of parts power coated so as long as I used a color that they had it was Pro-Bono.
Powder is purchased by the Pound Min. order is usualy 2-5 lbs depends on color. (if you are good you may able to get a sample pack usualy under 1lb)
There are 3 basic types of powder each having its own propitys. Any will work. Note:this dose not include the New plastic powder.
In my area I have heard of rims costing fron $75 to $150 per rim.
Hint have then coat I/S & Out. My guy only did the Face.

But I realy could not complain.
Attached are pics of new back in 03
and from last year 08 after 5years on the Ride Notice the Red ring Faded.
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Have you considered the 21" rims? Black and polished al.
If that price was $1,000 less... i'd go for it.. but DANG for nearly $5k I had better go aftermarket and save money..
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If that price was $1,000 less... i'd go for it.. but DANG for nearly $5k I had better go aftermarket and save money..
I mainly did it cause they would be on the sticker as stock plus I can sell the RS 20"ers for probably a couple grand, with the tires. Got in writing from dealer that I keep them.

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I striped the Bad rim down to Alum. By myself $175 in striper and 1.5 week of soaking and scrubing; w/wire brush and scraper. (the striper is recyclable if any one needs some)

My work gets lots of parts power coated so as long as I used a color that they had it was Pro-Bono.
Powder is purchased by the Pound Min. order is usualy 2-5 lbs depends on color. (if you are good you may able to get a sample pack usualy under 1lb)
There are 3 basic types of powder each having its own propitys. Any will work. Note:this dose not include the New plastic powder.
In my area I have heard of rims costing fron $75 to $150 per rim.
Hint have then coat I/S & Out. My guy only did the Face.

But I realy could not complain.
Attached are pics of new back in 03
and from last year 08 after 5years on the Ride Notice the Red ring Faded.
Nice. They still look good.
The OP talked about painting. Theres no way painting still looks that good after 5 yrs.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:53 PM   #17
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Rims...

I didn't know this would be so much work. I think I may just go with these...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-CO...Q5fAccessories

Long HTTP I know but I really like the rims(of course in a 20' though) I've always liked these rims. Tell me what you guys think.
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I mainly did it cause they would be on the sticker as stock plus I can sell the RS 20"ers for probably a couple grand, with the tires. Got in writing from dealer that I keep them.
Hmm.. i hate trying to sell rims.. maybe I can tell my Dealer to take $2k off price if they keep the RS rims/tires.
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Also I am in NJ and the Truck has been Sunk in the MUD driven in the Sand and over Miles of Rock Riddled Moutians in PA.
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I'll just keep the stock wheels as they came from the factory. Not too big into powder coating or cosmetic mods.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:45 PM   #21
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ive had many wheels powdercoated and they can come out really good IF the place doing it has good prep skills and can media blast off any coating or paint thats on there. My rims were just polished aluminum so they didnt need much prep and they came out nice. BUT after a few offroading trips and some mud and stuff they arn't as shiny and show some marks around the edges. But on a street driven car i think they will hold up fine.
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