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I'm torn between powder coating and buying new wheels.

Most shop around here charge $600 for powder coating wheels. I found a shop who charges $125 per wheel and $25 extra for tire dismount/mount and storing, so all in all, it would be $600 with 1-3 turnaround.

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I found other ones at $150 per wheel, but without dismount/mounting or storage options.

I like gloss black wheels and I think it would look best with my liquid silver car. Powder coating would give me that, but I still wouldn't have flush wheels. And I don't know about using spacers.

I could purchase aftermarket gloss black wheels, but they are painted, not powder coated. They usually run between $1200-1700 and unless I buy them with new tires, this wouldn't include the cost of dismounting my stock wheels and mounting the aftermarket ones.

For example, these wheels cost $1220
https://www.unleashedwheels.com/mrr-gf7.html

All in all, it would probably cost $1500 with decent aftermarket wheel and mounting.


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I'm torn between powder coating and buying new wheels.

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Most shop around here charge $600 for powder coating wheels. I found a shop who charges $125 per wheel and $25 extra for tire dismount/mount and storing, so all in all, it would be $600 with 1-3 turnaround.

Powder Coating Wheel Specialists Rated #1 In The Industry Delray Beach

I found other ones at $150 per wheel, but without dismount/mounting or storage options.

I like gloss black wheels and I think it would look best with my liquid silver car. Powder coating would give me that, but I still wouldn't have flush wheels. And I don't know about using spacers.

I could purchase aftermarket gloss black wheels, but they are painted, not powder coated. They usually run between $1200-1700 and unless I buy them with new tires, this wouldn't include the cost of dismounting my stock wheels and mounting the aftermarket ones.

For example, these wheels cost $1220
https://www.unleashedwheels.com/mrr-gf7.html

All in all, it would probably cost $1500 with decent aftermarket wheel and mounting.


https://www.elementwheels.com/wheels...ta-sf031985blk




That bottom wheel is a inch wider than stock. You’ll need new tires unless you want a semi stretch look with the stock tire sizes on them.

The top one is also an inch wider (at 19 diameter). Also has a 35 off set so it will stick out more.


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When I bought our two 2015 Mazda 6’s, I had a similar decision. I ended up buying gloss black Advanti Racing Wheels with Michelin Pilot Sports (once the OEM Dunlop’s we’re toast) and plast-dippi g my stock wheels for use with winter tires. My wife choose Konig Gunmetal colored wheels and gold plastidip on her oem’s For winter. Nothin beats the change in style you get from after market wheels. I’ve run clear coated wheels for over 20 years, and I polish them with McGuire’s cleaner wax once a month to preserve the finish. I’ve sold 4 year old wheels for 75% of what they cost new. It’s extra work but worth it to me.
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That bottom wheel is a inch wider than stock. You’ll need new tires unless you want a semi stretch look with the stock tire sizes on them.


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It would fit on stock tires, just stretched a little. I have determined that ideal setup for flush on the 6 with 19" tires is 19x8.5x35.

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It would fit on stock tires, just stretched a little


Never said it wouldn’t. If you like
That stretch look, to for it. I don’t, just begging for rims to get damaged and cut up.


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The top rims will stick out more then stock, so it start to look flush.


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The top rims will stick out more then stock, so it start to look flush.


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what about spacers kind sir
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spacers are too risky and this method/surgery, i dont like



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too much shit and it could ruin the wheel bearings
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what about spacers kind sir


Top rims have a +35 offset. I think the stock 19 are +45.

The top rims will sit closer to fenders than stock.


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Top rims have a +35 offset. I think the stock 19 are +45.

The top rims will sit closer to fenders than stock.


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I already know this lol

I want gloss black rims but some decent ones are at least $1500 which is way more expensive than powder coating the stock ones.

If I powder coat my wheels, chances are one day I will lower the car and the wheels won't look good. I hate the bagged look.
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