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Anyone powder coat their wheels?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by fireinspector1, May 11, 2019.

  1. May 11, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    fireinspector1

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    Thinking about having my wheels powder coated on my 18 TRD Tundra. I was quoted $68 per wheel. That includes sand blasting. I have a couple of questions. Would you choose gloss, satin, or flat? And how well does the powder coat hold up to being exposed to tire cleaning agents?
     
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  2. May 11, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    $68 a wheel is a good deal. I paid $100 a wheel when I had mine done last year. So far they are holding up really good.
     
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  3. May 11, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    Good price.

    Gloss satin or flat is your choice, as is color. Gloss would clean the easiest. I had my wheels for my spare tire powder coated radioactive gloss green. I don't use anything to clean them but a wet towel. I never use tire products so not sure how that will react.
     
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  4. May 11, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    HawkeyeHauler

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    I would think that $68 is a pretty good deal. I would call or ask around to other shops and do some price comparisons. Only be a little skeptical of that price if everyone else is quite a bit higher, potential quality reasons. However, if you know the shop is good...go for it. I have watched a few videos on how to properly paint wheels and it can be decently time consuming. I'm thinking I'll probably do my own here soon.
    As far as color or finish, it depends on the rest of your scheme. My truck is white but my flares, bug deflector, and window visors are all matte/satin black. So, in my case I would go with matte/satin.
     
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  5. May 11, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Danimal86

    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    Dang, I wish I could find a spot for that cheap. I was quoted 150/wheel
     
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  6. May 11, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    cmiller219

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    I was quoted $95 a wheel of I wanted black. Reason was they said they always keep black on hand and it’s so common it’s readily available. I ended up paying around $150 a wheel because I went with a color that required a two step process. Not sure what that means but they came out amazing
     
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  7. May 11, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Price depends a lot on color too. My buddy uses a powder coat shop frequently for his business. When he got my wheels done if I wanted gloss black or gloss red I could have gotten $60 per wheel. I wanted a crazy color though so I paid $80 each.
     
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  8. May 11, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    DoubleJackOnTap

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    I just picked up my TRD wheels yesterday. Paid $300 for the set in satin black. They were blasted & coated and look amazing. After I scheduled my appt, I found out Les Schwab will powdercoat wheels and offers loaner wheels. Not sure of the LS quality, but they were like $57 a wheel.
     
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  9. May 11, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    Celt

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    Me too, thats a steal. I was quoted between 500-600 for all four.
     
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  10. May 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    Most wheels with color are powder coated. A very durable finish. Few drawback if doing existing wheels;
    -Having truck on stands for a few days.
    -Having tires removed and remounted.

    Ideal with cheap new set when getting new tires.
     
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  11. May 11, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    I did gloss due to the ease of cleaning as already mentioned. Also, I wanted the sheen to match the stock centercaps.

    John
     
  12. May 11, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    ARamirez73

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    I'm looking to do same in the Houston area myself
     
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  13. May 11, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    I went with Satin this round. I've had flat and gloss in the past. Flat looked great when new but seemed to show scuffs easily and was hard to keep clean. I'm not a fan of how the gloss looks, but it is much easier to clean.
     
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  14. May 11, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    I looked into it. Gloss looks a little better to me. Might clean up easier as well. Matte always looks dirty to me and I've heard it is harder to clean. That said, gloss will scratch easier. First the wheels need to be blasted or (better) chemically stripped. I shopped around the Phoenix area. Best price including stripping was about $400 and about 5 day turn around time. Logistically it's a hassle though-- I didnt have another set of wheels to temp swap onto the truck and I need to be able to drive it. In the end I went with aftermarket wheels which cost me under $800 out the door. And I sold the factory wheels separate for $360 and tires for $300.... they had about 8k miles on them....overall less money out of my pocket to go aftermarket.
     
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  15. May 12, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    I appreciate all of the great comments. The powder coating shop is giving me the "firefighters discount". Also, as some have mentioned, I have to deal with having the tires dismounted, delivering the wheels, and pay for my truck to sit on a rack at my local tire shop for two days or more. It would be worth paying more for a shop that did it all.
     
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  16. May 12, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    I can't wait to see how your wheels turned out!
     
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    I did mines like a year ago and they still looks CLEAN AF!
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    Powder coated matte black!
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  19. May 12, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    I’m having my Methods powder coated in Hyper Black this week. It’s very expensive, but they are doing the center caps and all the mounting and balancing.
     
  20. May 13, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    Bak in 2012 I had some Black rocks for my JKU powder coated bronze (no one made bronze rims then), Fast forward to today, My brother in law now has the jeep down in PHX and they still look great!
     
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  21. May 13, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    By the time you are done you could have just bought new wheels. To me its not worth it. Unless you can get a hold of wheels and tires to borrow in the mean time not worth the time or money. Just my opinion

    You could wait till you need new tires and that way you were paying for the mount and dismount anyway
     
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  22. May 14, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    I want to get my stock OR wheels powder coated bronze. Only dilemma is getting my center cap paint matched
     

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