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    Powder coating stock rims?

    Pros and cons? I was quoted $60 per wheel for off gold.

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    That's not a terrible price actually. Pros...durable if it's a reputable shop. Cons...little heavier...more expensive than painting...
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    60 a wheel is pretty good. I have also thought about painting my stockies gold until i get my new wheels. I just love gold on WRB. But i am interested to see how powder coating them would turn out, I thought about just going with the plastidip method. Be sure to post pics please if you go through with it!
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    Agreed that it is a good price. I paid $250 for my wheels. I plastidipped my wheels until I got new tires so I wouldn't have to get them balanced twice. Powder coating looks miles better.

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    Powdercoating is the way to go. If you are certain on the color do it. Much more durable than paint or plastidip and that is a great price. I paid $100/wheel.

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    I've got powder coated 2007 OEM wrx wheels, love them. Pc is more durable than paint and looks nicer IMO. Bought them used with 50% tires for $420. The original owner was a curb magnet judging by the chipped paint, but that was easily touched up with aluminum primer + paint. I also have a pair of spray painted wheels that look nice but need yearly touch-up. The shop near me (golden CO) quoted me $90/hr to sandblast wheels and $100 to pc 4 wheels matte black.

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