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      09-22-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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Thinking of powder coating/painting stock wheels. Advice needed

Can't stand the brake dust showing up minutes after a car wash, and with the shadowline trim (and SGM color), dark wheels is the only option. Wish BMW had a Titanium package option similar to Audi...

Anyhow, anyone powdercoated their stock wheels and can recommend a credible place (NY tri-state area or ship)? Looking for something more unique, like gunmetal rather than pure black. What does a job like that run on average?
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      09-22-2010, 09:54 PM   #2
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Can't stand the brake dust showing up minutes after a car wash, and with the shadowline trim (and SGM color), dark wheels is the only option. Wish BMW had a Titanium package option similar to Audi...

Anyhow, anyone powdercoated their stock wheels and can recommend a credible place (NY tri-state area or ship)? Looking for something more unique, like gunmetal rather than pure black. What does a job like that run on average?
I have the exact same problem and want to do the exact same thing.. so BUMP!
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i powder coated my stockers flat black, although there were a million colors to chose from including a bunch of greys. expect to pay 75-100 per wheel.
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here"s flat black...
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NICE

that's expensive though geez..
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Thx Fone Phreak. Where was this done?

If say you have slight curb rash on a one of the wheeels, do they charge extra or putting it in perfect cosmetic shape is part of the powder coating quote?
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      09-23-2010, 11:37 AM   #7
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I did flat black. $100 a wheel at a place on LI. I thought it pretty reasonable, as I had heard $600 for a set.
And he fixed any rash beforehand as part of the prep, which was included in the cost.

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      09-23-2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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As I found out the hard way, brake dust etches itself into powdercoating pretty quickly. Shouldn't be too noticeable on black, but I had mine (on my Lotus) powdercoated yellow. What a pain keeping them clean.
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As I found out the hard way, brake dust etches itself into powdercoating pretty quickly. Shouldn't be too noticeable on black, but I had mine (on my Lotus) powdercoated yellow. What a pain keeping them clean.
Thx for the feedback. Yeah, I was hoping it wouldn't be matte on the surface as the brake dust will get baked in rather easily. Hoping for something like the E39 M5 gunmetal type wheels (grey-ish but with an invisible clearcoat, although brake dust ended up eating hrough mine over the years too), or anything like Audi offers on their cars (e.g. there is a Titanium package on the new B8 S4, as their was on the B7 RS4).
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      09-23-2010, 12:22 PM   #10
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I did flat black. $100 a wheel at a place on LI. I thought it pretty reasonable, as I had heard $600 for a set.
And he fixed any rash beforehand as part of the prep, which was included in the cost.
JT, can you either post or PM me the details of the shop, thx!
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      09-28-2010, 08:20 PM   #11
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not sure on the upcharge for damaged wheels. i had it done by arizona auto couture. i hve noticed they are super easy to clean!! i like that!
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I did flat black. $100 a wheel at a place on LI. I thought it pretty reasonable, as I had heard $600 for a set.
And he fixed any rash beforehand as part of the prep, which was included in the cost.

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      09-29-2010, 12:57 PM   #13
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good idea on the flat black .. I'll look into this
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      09-29-2010, 03:06 PM   #14
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I know that one of the local NY guys got his wheels coated somewhere in Jersey. SN is MrDaVinci. I'll try and find a post.


EDIT - found it. http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ghlight=powder

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What place on LI did you get them coated?
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      10-11-2010, 11:46 AM   #16
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I know its not a 135i but here is my 07 335i that i sold a while back, i painted the wheels... i've used the technique on about 10 cars... 3 of my own... and it works/looks great... all for about $40.





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For brake dust, try the Armor All Wheel Protectant. The stuff works wonders and cheaper than powder coating or painting wheels. Of course, if you want a different colored wheel then go for it!
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      10-14-2010, 11:54 AM   #18
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I got mine powdercoated too but you will still get the nasty dust on black wheel as well. they will look brown. however, ever since I changed my brake pads to cool carbons I don't have any problem with brake dust. btw they are great pads on top of it.
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Can't stand the brake dust showing up minutes after a car wash, and with the shadowline trim (and SGM color), dark wheels is the only option. Wish BMW had a Titanium package option similar to Audi...

Anyhow, anyone powdercoated their stock wheels and can recommend a credible place (NY tri-state area or ship)? Looking for something more unique, like gunmetal rather than pure black. What does a job like that run on average?

I painted my stock wheels myself. With a lil patience and if you take your time with prep work, you will get an amazing finished product without the jacked up price the paint shop will charge you. I spent around 50 bucks on supplies as opposed to 100 a wheel at the shop.
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I'm thinking of doing my wheels as well. I was quoted $150 a wheel here in Richmond. This includes, dismounting the tire, powdercoating, remounting tires and balance.
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