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should I powdercoat my factory rims?

just like the title says.

i cam across this guy who lives in the next town who does powder coating and he is good friends with my buddy i car pool with to and from work. he's gonna talk to him tonight and see what kinda deal he can give me.


also could someone do a quick PS job for me? could ya make my rims flat black and gloss black?

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I was just admiring those wheels on another Ranger this morning... I vote do it 'cause that an easy way to give it a fresh look....
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Here's a sample that's on ebay right now.

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I vote do just the gray finish black leave the machined 5 star aluminum. IMO just doing them black makes them just look like they are very dirty.

Heres a quick chop of my idea

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I think they look good either way, I would go for it if you want a change.
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Do them gunmetal grey
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I vote do just the gray finish black leave the machined 5 star aluminum. IMO just doing them black makes them just look like they are very dirty.

Heres a quick chop of my idea

x2. that looks sweet
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I would say go for it.

I would go all black.
Headlight mod with black clear corners
Dark tint.
get black steps or lose the chorme
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I vote do just the gray finish black leave the machined 5 star aluminum. IMO just doing them black makes them just look like they are very dirty.

Heres a quick chop of my idea


I vote this idea.

After seeing that yellow truck with them done in black they looked completely ruined.
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I vote do just the gray finish black leave the machined 5 star aluminum. IMO just doing them black makes them just look like they are very dirty.

Heres a quick chop of my idea

That would look good too.
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Do them gunmetal grey


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i did paitned my rims black to match the cars black color, somthing like "the black pearl" lol

i did like the effect of the whole care black
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if you do gun metal grey/DSG...your truck would look like a Tremor. which are sweet lookin' due to their tinted wheels.
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^^^I like the DSG too. I wanna do my rims like that.
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Just painted mine flat black... looks pretty awesome... but uuuhh... the first freakin' spray can produced a semi-glossy rim... I don't know why, it seem like the grains didn't come off the can right... the other 3 rims are perfect... so because of that, I am putting a clear on it... :/

I am a flat black maniak hahaha
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i have never seen a ranger with 4 actual doors.. this is dope!
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thanks mate.. actually here its rather uncommon seeing 2 door rangers :P and i havent seen yet one that aint diesel .... most mid size pickups here are diesel acutally
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Guess hes been under a rock.
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thanks mate.. actually here its rather uncommon seeing 2 door rangers :P and i havent seen yet one that aint diesel .... most mid size pickups here are diesel acutally
Im guessin this truck came from over seas?
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I also vote gunmetal gray
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Im guessin this truck came from over seas?
Still connected to you. He's from Argentina I believe.
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For the price it will probably cost to powercoat you will be able to buy new aftermarket wheels for slightly more and then keep your stock ones for spares or whatever or sell them and get back some money.

I called around asking how much to do my wheels black and from the prices I was told it would be cheaper to just buy new wheels and then sell my old ones, plus if your powdercoating your wheels the truck is gonna have to sit on jackstands for a few days unless you have a spare set of wheels/tires.
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I voted leave it stock, I've always liked the way those rims looked, I would just buy aftermarket rims if you had the money.
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For the price it will probably cost to powercoat you will be able to buy new aftermarket wheels for slightly more and then keep your stock ones for spares or whatever or sell them and get back some money.

I called around asking how much to do my wheels black and from the prices I was told it would be cheaper to just buy new wheels and then sell my old ones, plus if your powdercoating your wheels the truck is gonna have to sit on jackstands for a few days unless you have a spare set of wheels/tires.
he said $160 to do the powder coating for all for rims, so its like $40 a piece.
i carpool to work by alternating weeks in driving so i would schedule it on a week i dont drive.
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I vote a dark grey, gunmetal or black chrome.

Thats a pretty good price, I used to charge $60-75 per wheel to powdercoat them. If you pick a gloss color, make sure that price includes a clear too. The gloss powders tend to fade and/or get chalky looking because they are vulnerable to UV.
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