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focusduratec20 03-29-2011 09:51 PM

powder coating rims
Im wanting to reinstall my factory rims. But before i do so i would like to powder coat the black. Im aware. That im gunna have to prep, then sand, primer, paint, clear coate. And ive done a lil research but still have a couple of questions

will painting the rim or powdercoating last? How long?

And what sand grit should i use to?

Ive also looked into using vht products. But is it reliable and will it last like they state it does. I know alot has to do with preping but any suggestions will b nice

Mike_Mac 03-30-2011 07:17 AM

powered coating will last longer from what i heard. painting is cheaper. when i painted mine i used 400 grit paper.

NX_Focus 03-30-2011 08:33 AM

powder coat last long for sure. it is a powder baked on at 450 deg plus. cost a bit more to.

not sure about where u are but this is the cost here
powder coat on a 17" svt wheel is 75. for them to clean & prep it takes cost to 100.oo
painting has a lot to go into it. but cost will come out to be 50 to 75.

drunkyoda 03-30-2011 08:59 AM

powdercoating is near permanent. the only way your truely going to get it off is if you take a screw driver and sit there and scratch at it... or curb it... you should clean your wheels a little more once their powdercoated because the salt will eat at it. i would say clean your wheels once a week. maybe every other week.

Dads03SVT 11-14-2011 07:22 PM

Had mine was $280 for the set...

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