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Powdercoating wheels

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:21 pm
by Kevin NB8C'
Where in Bozeman can you get wheels powdercoated? and how much per wheel? (for a 15x7 wheel)

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:45 pm
by rkaiser
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.

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:11 pm
by DaveMk1
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.

Strong Frames 586 6264

Dave

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:08 am
by JoeE
I was quoted $40 per wheel for a single color, $60 per for two colors from Montana Powder Coat, same place Russ mentioned.

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:02 am
by Kevin NB8C'
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

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:29 am
by JoeE
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.