Stock Rims Painted, need suggestions around Chicagoland area
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    Stock Rims Painted, need suggestions around Chicagoland area

    So like the title, says, I'm looking for a place to paint my stock wheels. The place I have been going to for years doesn't have the guy I've always dealt with anymore and he was really the only reason why i ever did work with them. I live in the northwest suburbs and if you have any suggestions that would be great. I was planning on getting this done when I have my winter wheels on the car in a few months. Thank you
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    Get them powdercoated.

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    Sorry, that's what I meant. Is there really that much of a difference between powdercoat and paint?
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    A lot of difference

    Paint will just chip off. Powdercoat is much more durable.

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    Yeah, I just looked up all of that, never knew there was a difference, I just took them as one in the same. I hit a lot of forums saying that it can weaken the integrity of the wheel and fail when it's under a heavy load... That scares me a little bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by BPanda View Post
    Yeah, I just looked up all of that, never knew there was a difference, I just took them as one in the same. I hit a lot of forums saying that it can weaken the integrity of the wheel and fail when it's under a heavy load... That scares me a little bit
    That's completely false.

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    I dont know if you have ever heard of this stuff called plasti-dip? Its more or less a liquid plastic that can be sprayed on to your wheels. It doesnt damage the surface that its being applied to and can be removed without a lot of headache.

    If you know you are going to keep the car for a long long time, I'd powdercoat them like the guy above stated. But if you think you are going to sell the car in a couple years and wanting to have as stock of an appearance as possible when you go to sell it, I'd plasti-dip them.

    P.S. I'm also in the NW Burbs of Chicago. 847 area if you are familiar..

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    +1 for the powdercoat. Even if you don't keep them the next guy will thank you. I have seen plasti-dip on rims peel off from just plain going too fast.

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