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Old 09-21-2013, 07:19 PM
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Paint or powdercoat wheels?

Has anyone painted or powdercoated their stock 08 20's? Post pics please
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hey Lipka

Not sure if you do any offroading or not but in my experience only the heavyduty powdercoating stands up to scratches from mud and rocks just a heads up. The truck in my sig has powder coated wheels but there not stockers so not sure if thats any help to you or not also any particular style of stock 20" wheels that your looking for as I recall there being several options for 20" wheels.
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I have a set of wheels on my wife's Chevy that are powder coated and they've held up good for the two years now. I was just wondering what it would look like on my truck. I have the 8 spoke alloys with the beige inside because it's the king ranch. I don't do much off-roading either. Thanks
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Ok I was just mentioning it because the wheels I had on my last truck were powder coated and when we went wheeling the ground was pretty wet and I ended up spinning tires in mud up to the hubs and almost instantly I had a white scratch ring all the way around the lip of the rim. Also I have a pretty big collection of trucks on my computer but none with painted stockers but I think there is a photoshop section on the .org. You might ask someone to photoshop the color you want on there and they might hook you up if you cant find someone with pics of the setup your looking for.

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There's some pics of powder coated 08 factory rims here

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Hey Ya'll,
I too was kicking around the idea of painting, powder coating, or replacing my chrome wheels when a friend recommended I test the idea by using Plasti-dip because I can use a pressure washer if I want to remove it later.

It only took 2 cans to do all 4 rims. He told me that no masking is needed because it is rubber that is being sprayed on. I masked 3 of the 4 tires tires anyway and, just like he said, the overspray just rubbed off once it dried. (I stuffed some plastic bags through the rim to prevent the spray from getting onto the brake rotors.)

I attached some before and after pictures. I sprayed them in early May and it is now September and they still look great! I have been through gravel roads and mud puddles up to the axle with no problem.
If I do get a scratch in it, all I have to do is hit it again with the paint can!

The spray costs about $5 per can and I got mine at Home Depot. You can ytube it and find many other uses for plasti-dip.

In the end, I get the look I like for ten bucks and can defer the cost of new black rims until later like when I am ready to upgrade my tires.

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Ok I was just meanting it because the the wheels I had on my last truck were powder coated and when we went wheeling they ground was pretty wait and I wound up spinning tires in mud up to the hubs and almost instantly I had a white scratch ring all the way around the lip. Also I have a pretty big collection of trucks on my computer but none with painted stockers but I believe there is a photoshop section on the .org. You might could ask someone to photoshop the color you want in there and they might hook you up if you cant find someone with pics of the setup your looking for.
This post made my brain hurt spell check or proof reading helps a lot!
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Ha. good advice Rollin. That red one in the link you posted looks nice mexigeo. I'm going to do it.
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