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Old 11-01-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
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Thinking about powdercoating new wheels, poll inside

Well I pulled the trigger on my third set of wheels, a set of AM knockoff 2010 GT-500 rims. These are the black rims with the machined finish and I got them really cheap due to some minor finish defects. I could run them as-is no problem but am thinking of refinishing them. Just looking for some opinions but here is my car:

Option 1-leave them alone. Again the finish defects are very minor as in a few small bubbles in the clear coat, nothing major like curb rash etc.

Option 2-paint or powdercoat them gunmetal like the car shown in the ME banner at the top of the page. This would be a very nice look and fairly easy to keep clean. Plus if I paint them I can do it myself and save a bunch of cash.

Option 3-Powdercoat them gloss white like the wheels shown below. Yeah I know they would be a ***** to keep clean but it would really stand out and make the car pop. If I went this route I would probably finish the inner barrel of the wheel black so cleanup would only involve the outer rim and spokes. Plus I would probably do something different with the center caps.


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I would say, depending on how much it bugs you, leave them alone.

As for the white, that just screams import to me, not my taste. I like clean and subtle. That's a little loud in my opinion.

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One more vote for leave them as is.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:09 AM   #4
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I would get you stockers powder coated. The quality is much better and the look nicer.

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Thinking about powdercoating new wheels, poll inside

Maybe up close photo of defects? I would just leave them most likely. Another vote to no white.

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