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painting the rims

jayceon

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hello world,

i got a black ve sv6...the stock alloys aren't bad...so thinking about painting them black too for now instead of upgrading them.

has anyone done this yet? how much should it cost? and what do you think in general?

so far wheelworx in adelaide quote 700$ for 4 rims + refitting in black or matte black. they do a good job though.
 

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thanks man. new to this. i dont wanna mess up the paint job doing a DIY though. although this is a LOT cheaper
 

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haha yeah it is way cheaper...i know there is a thread on powder coating rims and peoples experiences with it...
you'd have to search for it tho sorry..
thats bout as much as i can help lol :)
 

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damn vessme that looks badass!!! my sv6 is black so hopefully itll look super stealthy...with the ssv lights. good work. and yeah powder coating seems like a cheaper option with pretty much same results unless someone wants to tell me otherwise.

by the way vessme...did you remove your rims from the tyre, paint it, then put the same tyres back on? if so, did it affect the wheel alignment or anything?
 
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Thx jayceon if u search the forum on powder coating might have pics with ppl with black cars with them painted find a good powder coater cause they can crack they did on my mates car and if u get it painted u can touch it up easy post some pics up when u get them done.
 

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You can't get as good a finish with powder coating as you can with painting.

I got mine done matte black with a satin clear coat from a local paint shop for $150 a rim. Total = $750.

 

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who in ACT did that CSP?
 
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