powder coating rims - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Exclusive Vendor Discussions > Extreme Dimensions, Inc

Extreme Dimensions, Inc Discuss about body kits, carbon fiber hoods and appearance upgrades for your Ford Focus.
Sponsored By: Extreme Dimensions

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
Join Date: Mar 2011
Fan#: 84176
Location: frankfort, KY
What I Drive: 2010 silver se (sedan)

Posts: 20
FF Reputation: 1 focusduratec20 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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

focusduratec20 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 07:17 AM   #2
Focus Addict
Mike_Mac's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61110
Location: Windsor, Canada
What I Drive: 04 Red/Black ZX5, 00 infared ZTS

Posts: 1,322
FF Reputation: 12 Mike_Mac Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
powered coating will last longer from what i heard. painting is cheaper. when i painted mine i used 400 grit paper.
Mike_Mac is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 08:33 AM   #3
Focus Addict
NX_Focus's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Fan#: 13160
Location: Evansville, IN
What I Drive: 07ZX3,hayabusa& gsxr,3stangs,98rngr

Posts: 774
FF Reputation: 2 NX_Focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
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.


I spend money,
I don't have.
To buy things,
I don't need.
To impress people,
I don't know.
NX_Focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 08:59 AM   #4
drunkyoda's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65151
Location: Milton, WA
What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black LX

Posts: 3,702
FF Reputation: 9 drunkyoda Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
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.
2003 Focus Sedan - Sold but not forgotten
2014 Mustang V6 - Current
drunkyoda is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
Focus Addict
Dads03SVT's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Fan#: 58979
Location: Roxboro, NC
What I Drive: 2003 Red SVT

Posts: 594
FF Reputation: 1 Dads03SVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Had mine done...it was $280 for the set...
Dads03SVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.