Powdercoating wheels

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Powdercoating wheels

Postby Kevin NB8C' » Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:21 pm

Where in Bozeman can you get wheels powdercoated? and how much per wheel? (for a 15x7 wheel)

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Postby rkaiser » Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:45 pm

I had Powder Coating of Bozeman (388-8295) do a set of Speedline wheels for my wife's Subaru several years ago and they turned out really good. They had a nice even coat and looked good. They sandblasted the wheels and I think it took about a week. Unfortunatly, I can't remeber how much it cost. There is another place listed in Bozeman in the phone book -> Revelation Powder Coating (587-5978). I haven't heard about them yet so I can't comment on thm.
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Postby DaveMk1 » Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:11 pm

I'd check with Carl Strong at Strong frames here in Bozeman. He's got his own spray booth and oven and knows what he's doing.

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Postby JoeE » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:08 am

I was quoted $40 per wheel for a single color, $60 per for two colors from Montana Powder Coat, same place Russ mentioned.
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Postby Kevin NB8C' » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:02 am

rkaiser wrote: in the phone book -> Revelation Powder Coating (587-5978). I haven't heard about them yet so I can't comment on thm.


These guys quoted $45 per wheel for a single color, and we talked about the different options for making it two tone (such as a dark grey or gunmetal center and polished lip, etc). Powder coating of bozeman didnt answer their phone. I dont know if I am actually going to do it or not though. With the added cost of dismounting tires, powdercoating, then mounting, then balancing again... I might as well just spend the money and get some Kodiak wheels or CCW's, then just sell my RP-F1's. hmm

like this:

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or this:

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or this:

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but with a black or darker colored center

or like this

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I dont really know if it would be worth it though, since my RP-F1's only weigh 9lbs each.... I dont think these would be any less

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Postby JoeE » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:29 am

As far as I know Revelation is out of business. Carl would probably be the easiest to work with and would do a really nice job.
I hear you though on whether it is worth it or not. The wheels in this picture are the ones I was looking to have coated. I wanted a dark center and polished and clear coated lip. At $60 per wheel for powder coat plus $40 for mounting and balancing plus $75 for sand blasting plus the $300 I paid for the wheels I would be at $615 for a set of used 15" wheels. :( I could have bought a nice set of new 16"s for that, so I had them sand blasted (they had a couple layers of paint on them), polished the lip myself, and painted them my self, for less than $100 altogether. I think they turned out really well, and for summer only wheels they held up well enough.
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