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    How much $$ and where to get rims painted in SoCal?

    Thinking about painting the "center piece" of my 2-piece forged rims (maybe gunmetal or black to go with my silver GT)....just wondering what "type" of painting and how much to expect...and if there is a place within 30 miles of Los Angeles that you recommend...thanks in advance!

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    bump....need your help finding a place in Los Angeles to paint my aftermarket rims

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    anyone have exp. with a good la powdercoating co. as well?

    better yet, anyone know one with a tire shop in house/in the area to enable unmounting, rim painting, and remounting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by protocol0
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    anyone have exp. with a good la powdercoating co. as well?

    better yet, anyone know one with a tire shop in house/in the area to enable unmounting, rim painting, and remounting?
    +1 for ^^^...plus balancing ....someone help us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by protocol0
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    anyone have exp. with a good la powdercoating co. as well?

    better yet, anyone know one with a tire shop in house/in the area to enable unmounting, rim painting, and remounting?
    one of my members can do the powdercoat let me know
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    I'm interested...what's the benefits of powdercoating vs painting? How much TOTAL (including removing, re-mounting the tires and balancing the wheels)? Where is your friend at? What's the turn-around time? Thanks!

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    powder coat is a ceramic coating that's baked on to the metal. it MUCH harder than paint, and if done right should be able to take a few scrapes without coming off. Powdercoat can also have texture, and look more metallic than paint.
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    if you want to coat something something that's going take a beating like a wheel you want powdercoat over paint for sure. it also sticks better.

    also interested in the pricing info swrx is, thanks!

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    machine is dopwn for the moment when we get it back up and running ill pm if u still need to powder coat.
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