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I found a few shops that do powder coating. One has the option of leaving the car in their garage for an extra fee. My job is close to home, so I could Uber for a couple of days, but that adds to the cost.



Another shop does not offer garage and only does wheels left to them. Where do I leave my car on bricks until you're done with my wheels? Never got a reply back.



I asked the same if they are willing to do one at a time and they said it could come out inconsistent and is better to do the 4.



So far, neither have given me an option of what to do with a car without wheels. Is the car supposed to sit on jack stands until you're done? What about people like me who don't have garage and is my daily driver



That's the problem with powder coating. It is inconvenient.



The least I have been quoted for powder coating is $600 for all wheels. I'm yet to find a cheaper shop around her.


Looks like the best option is just to leave it there. At least the wheels will all look the same.


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Spray wd40 at people's plastidip and a few hours it will be running like stains lol

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Spray wd40 at people's plastidip and a few hours it will be running like stains lol

One good way to get back at somebody

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Spray wd40 at people's plastidip and a few hours it will be running like stains lol



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Luckily , me being over the age of 30, doesn’t get my old ass into drama that a high schooler would get into


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Lol just saying the option is there

Maybe if I had a garage and it wasn't a shitty weather here, it would have come out alright. Humidity here is too much.

You're supposed to wait at least 10 minutes per coat, that's a 4 hour job for 4 wheels.

Anyway, at least I tried. I got my money back and didn't lose anything except time

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Here's an idea a little off the wall...

Have you maybe tried rent-a-wheel? Not quite sure if they have a time requirement. Rent some 20" wheels for 1-2 weeks while your wheels get powdercoated. My brother did it for a month, I believe it was like $50/wk... he ended up just buying the wheels as 90 days same as cash.

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But does it come with tires? I believe the $45-50 a week is just for the wheels. If one gets only the wheels, then you have to pay a shop to dismount the wheels and mount your tires to the rented wheels and when you get your powder coated wheels, you have to repeat the process

If they come with tires, it would be more than $50 a week. Anyway, the cheapest I've found here is $600 for all wheels. If you add up whatever renting or ubering would cost.

I want black gloss wheels. I've seen some nice aftermarket ones for $1000-1300. I like the stock wheels, but they don't look flush and I don't know about using spacers.

Either, this is not something I'm desperate to do now. I just wanted to do a mod for cheap to cover to curb rash and scratches/clear coat damage on the wheels.

I'm being quoted at least $100 to "repair" the wheels but again who knows what method and products, especially clear coat they will use. Buffing down the scratches and curb rash is easy work, you can do with a Dremel, the difficult part sanding everything down, applying Bondo properly to the deep curb rash and scratches, removing the old clear coat and applying a new one.

It is not easy work. Of course, YouTuber like chrisfix make it seem like is diy and anyone can do it in their home lol

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But does it come with tires? I believe the $45-50 a week is just for the wheels. If one gets only the wheels, then you have to pay a shop to dismount the wheels and mount your tires to the rented wheels and when you get your powder coated wheels, you have to repeat the process



If they come with tires, it would be more than $50 a week. Anyway, the cheapest I've found here is $600 for all wheels. If you add up whatever renting or ubering would cost.



I want black gloss wheels. I've seen some nice aftermarket ones for $1000-1300. I like the stock wheels, but they don't look flush and I don't know about using spacers.



Either, this is not something I'm desperate to do now. I just wanted to do a mod for cheap to cover to curb rash and scratches/clear coat damage on the wheels.



I'm being quoted at least $100 to "repair" the wheels but again who knows what method and products, especially clear coat they will use. Buffing down the scratches and curb rash is easy work, you can do with a Dremel, the difficult part sanding everything down, applying Bondo properly to the deep curb rash and scratches, removing the old clear coat and applying a new one.



It is not easy work. Of course, YouTuber like chrisfix make it seem like is diy and anyone can do it in their home lol


Just get new wheels that stick out a bit more. No need for spacers.


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For my first time ever plastidipping -with no research, just a little bit of help from a friend-, I plastidipped my stock 17's, mainly to see how my car would look blacked out. (I did this outside btw, with some little makeshift walls around the wheel because it was a little windy) - I used about (if I'm remembering correctly) 3-3˝ cans of black and 1-1˝ cans of glossifier. This was back in October, so it would get pretty chilly at night. It took a good amount of time just for 2 wheels, then it started getting dark and cold out and the dip (on the wheel I was working on-2nd wheel) was taking too long to dry in-between coats, so I compromised and used a lamp and even a blow dryer to finish the wheel, then decided to stop once I finished it. I was riding around for a week with 2 dipped wheels on the front and 2 stock on the back. Also, I wouldn't wait a set amount of time in between coats, I would just wait until the dip looked dry all around, then add another coat. It's been 8 months and the black and gloss still look great (imo), it's also still intact even though they get a bunch of dirt on them almost everyday and I've put them through the drive-thru wash more than 2 dozen times. If you have the patience and can compromise or are prepared for any situation (weather/daylight wise), I'd recommend giving it another shot, fairly cheap and easy way to give your wheels another look. Also easily removable.
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For my first time ever plastidipping -with no research, just a little bit of help from a friend-, I plastidipped my stock 17's, mainly to see how my car would look blacked out. (I did this outside btw, with some little makeshift walls around the wheel because it was a little windy) - I used about (if I'm remembering correctly) 3-3˝ cans of black and 1-1˝ cans of glossifier. This was back in October, so it would get pretty chilly at night. It took a good amount of time just for 2 wheels, then it started getting dark and cold out and the dip (on the wheel I was working on-2nd wheel) was taking too long to dry in-between coats, so I compromised and used a lamp and even a blow dryer to finish the wheel, then decided to stop once I finished it. I was riding around for a week with 2 dipped wheels on the front and 2 stock on the back. Also, I wouldn't wait a set amount of time in between coats, I would just wait until the dip looked dry all around, then add another coat. It's been 8 months and the black and gloss still look great (imo), it's also still intact even though they get a bunch of dirt on them almost everyday and I've put them through the drive-thru wash more than 2 dozen times. If you have the patience and can compromise or are prepared for any situation (weather/daylight wise), I'd recommend giving it another shot, fairly cheap and easy way to give your wheels another look. Also easily removable.


No way man. Ghetto mod! Who dips anything on cars these days 🤪


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