Recent Topics
Goodyear Comfortred or Assurance Fuel Max ?
by spk2000
11/22/17 12:38 PM
Woman kills armed intruder, nice!!
by funflyer
11/22/17 12:22 PM
IDEMITSU 0W-20 $2.95/jug and $.85cents qt / AAP
by wemay
11/22/17 12:17 PM
My Winter Tire thread
by stevejones
11/22/17 11:58 AM
Ever washed your car in the rain?
by Bgallagher
11/22/17 11:29 AM
Oil coming up through filler cap
by Mathew_Boss
11/22/17 11:20 AM
Options other than Adobe Flashplayer
by Triple_Se7en
11/22/17 10:55 AM
Same tire, same price, different speed rating...
by RoGuE
11/22/17 10:41 AM
Any experience with Toyo Open Country Q/T?
by spj
11/22/17 09:08 AM
Top off ATF
by ECUADOR4X4
11/22/17 08:53 AM
Canadian Tire Black Friday sale Nov 23-26 only
by sir1900
11/22/17 08:29 AM
What is this metal part?
by Kurtatron
11/22/17 08:14 AM
Second oil change UOA 2018 STI Castrol edge
by Spdfrk1990
11/22/17 07:34 AM
17 accord ex sedan winter tire
by 11crv
11/22/17 06:18 AM
Good Indy Shop in Washington D.C. area?
by cdm1993
11/22/17 05:27 AM
Honda CRV 100k too frequent synthetic change
by mi3grls
11/22/17 04:32 AM
Quaker State rebate denied on clearance AA QSUD
by FlyingVan
11/21/17 11:56 PM
What do you think of a 9 year old "new" vehicle?
by OneEyeJack
11/21/17 11:35 PM
truck fleet oil samples
by AndrewThomass
11/21/17 10:42 PM
David Cassidy passes away.
by PimTac
11/21/17 10:16 PM
Newest Members
redrdster, Neon_bedoe, johnstanleyho, Endless34, nasazach
63475 Registered Users
Who's Online
71 registered (andyd, 11crv, Alfred_B, 4WD, Andrei, A_A_G, 5 invisible), 1964 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
63475 Members
66 Forums
274153 Topics
4556893 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3303618 - 03/06/14 05:57 PM changing color of wheels
xfactor9 Offline


Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 396
Loc: California
I found a very good deal on used alloys, but they are powdercoated black (originally silver). I don't like black. How expensive is it to change the color back to silver? I'm guessing it has to be sandblasted then repainted?

Top
#3303645 - 03/06/14 06:20 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: xfactor9]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13431
Loc: Chicago, IL
Yep. Tons of places that can do it. Plan on $100/wheel. They'll also fix any curb damage at the same time.
_________________________
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Top
#3303651 - 03/06/14 06:24 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: xfactor9]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 8505
Loc: Ohio
How much were the wheels if you don't mind me asking?
_________________________
2012 Toyota Camry 68k-PUP 5w20,OEM filter, RT43s.
2005 Toyota Matrix 122k miles - VWB 5w30 conv, Valvoline oil filter. Nokian eNTYRES.

Top
#3303657 - 03/06/14 06:27 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: xfactor9]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16589
Loc: Michigan
You could always plastidip them...rubber coating you can take off.

Could have blue wheels one month, black the next.....
_________________________
Whatever you are, be a good one.

Top
#3303660 - 03/06/14 06:30 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: daves87rs]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 8505
Loc: Ohio
Yep, to keep the price down just plastidip them silver. Apply a few coats. Many videos on youtube. You don't even have to mask the tire off.
_________________________
2012 Toyota Camry 68k-PUP 5w20,OEM filter, RT43s.
2005 Toyota Matrix 122k miles - VWB 5w30 conv, Valvoline oil filter. Nokian eNTYRES.

Top
#3303662 - 03/06/14 06:32 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: xfactor9]
Jeffs2006EvoIX Offline


Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 1495
Loc: Imperial Valley, California
I would re powder coat them. The powder coat itself is not too expensive. Its media blasting all the old stuff off, or acid dipping it that makes the price go up.

Save money by finding a local person, if you have to ship the rims it will add to the cost.

I would shy away from Plastic Dip, though it is an idea. I just have not heard too much about it, or how durable it really is.

Stay way from just spraying them with spray paint too like from Dupli-Color. Wont last long.

If you like the rims, just pay to get them re done right.

Jeff
_________________________
2013 VW GTI

Top
#3304521 - 03/07/14 01:51 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: xfactor9]
meep Offline


Registered: 02/20/07
Posts: 3342
Loc: Southeast
if you don't mount them immediately, you have plenty of time to do this yourself. sand them down to rough the surface--- 400 grit is fine. or 220.

duplicolor wheel paint is awesome stuff. practice first to get the feel of it. READ the directions, must recoat inside an hour or AFTER 7 DAYS. this stuff has a long cure time and cures good and hard. They have 3 colors now plus clear. silver (about the standard silver), graphite (very pretty) and black.

This is my go-to paint because it's very durable. also holding up fine on valve covers, engine pan and tranny pan. also did skid plates with it. not to mention wheels on my last jeep, and doors and panels on my jeep before.
_________________________
2006 Tundra 2wd
2015 crv (wifey!)
2005 s60 2.4L

Top
#3304567 - 03/07/14 02:37 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: xfactor9]
K20FA5 Offline


Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 393
Loc: Prosper, TX
Shop around if you want to have them powder coated. I've been quoted anywhere from $30 each to $100 each in the Dallas, TX area. They all included media blasting and cleanup in the price too.

I've also heard the Duplicolor wheel paint was good stuff too.
_________________________
2016 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L - M1 EP 0W-20 Wife
2010 Nissan Frontier 4.0L - ML 5W-30 Mine
2012 Honda Civic 1.8L - M1 AFE 0W-20 Kiddo

Top
#3306283 - 03/09/14 03:44 PM Re: changing color of wheels [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 8752
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
I would re powder coat them. The powder coat itself is not too expensive. Its media blasting all the old stuff off, or acid dipping it that makes the price go up.

Save money by finding a local person, if you have to ship the rims it will add to the cost.

I would shy away from Plastic Dip, though it is an idea. I just have not heard too much about it, or how durable it really is.

Stay way from just spraying them with spray paint too like from Dupli-Color. Wont last long.

If you like the rims, just pay to get them re done right.

Jeff


THIS^^^ thumbsup

But you have to REALLY like the wheels, or if they are VERY rare/hard to find, as many new, decent wheels could be had for the cost of a GOOD clean-up/powdercoating.

I did this for my 16x8 ZR1 style SS wheels, since they are IMPOSSIBLE to find anymore, and i wanted them in a gunmetal/graphite color. wink
_________________________
2000 Z28 1SC 6 speed 180K miles
4L Motul 300V 0W-40, 2L Motul 300V 0W-20
M1-206 oil filter
Motul Gear 300 75W-90
Red Line D4/MTL in the T56

Top