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Paint/Powder Coat Wheels - or keep as is?

Old 11-29-2017, 02:45 PM
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I am getting a new set of Spyderlock wheels in machined aluminum. Spyderlock has stated they don't offer the wheel in black on the 5x5.5 bolt pattern wheel. I would like to have the wheel portion black and keep the ring as machined aluminum. What would you guys suggest...paint, powder coat, or something else and why?

- If paint, do you have any idea of a specific product to use?

- If powder coat, what type of sheen?

- Any other product/finish you would recommend?

- On another note, would you just keep them as all machined aluminum on a billet silver '13 JKU.

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Just my 2 cents. Without seeing your Jeep.
I have the same color Jeep and have thought about getting my stock wheels power coated because it will last. That said. I looked at the wheels and would say, not seeing your Jeep, I would do Satin Black inter and either leave the ring silver or if you have an accent color, I have cobalt blue, do the ring that way.
Here's something to look at: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...eels&FORM=IGRE

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sheen and such is personal preference, but I would choose powder coat every single day over paint in regards to wheels. Powder coat is just going to hold up so much better over the long haul.
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Originally Posted by MAG00 View Post
I am getting a new set of Spyderlock wheels in machined aluminum. Spyderlock has stated they don't offer the wheel in black on the 5x5.5 bolt pattern wheel. I would like to have the wheel portion black and keep the ring as machined aluminum. What would you guys suggest...paint, powder coat, or something else and why?

- If paint, do you have any idea of a specific product to use?

- If powder coat, what type of sheen?

- Any other product/finish you would recommend?

- On another note, would you just keep them as all machined aluminum on a billet silver '13 JKU.

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5X5.5? What are you putting them on? Your JK have Dana 60s?
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:05 AM
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5X5.5? What are you putting them on? Your JK have Dana 60s?
I am putting Currie VXR60s in.
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No doubt, powdercoating is much more durable than paint. The next best option would be automotive paint.
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Wheels just came in to the shop. Any last thoughts on powder coating them semi-gloss black with leaving the rings as machined aluminum or just leaving them as factory machined aluminum finish?

My rig is a '13 JKU in billet silver color.
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Bump...trying to decide on keeping them as is or powder coating the wheel semi-gloss black with leaving the rings as machined aluminum. Any last thoughts?

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Wheels just came in to the shop. Any last thoughts on powder coating them semi-gloss black with leaving the rings as machined aluminum or just leaving them as factory machined aluminum finish?

My rig is a '13 JKU in billet silver color.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:45 PM
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If you must, then paint/clear coat is my vote. As for whether to paint them black or not, it's your rig do what you want. I personally can't stand black wheels, and every dang truck or Jeep I see seems to have them. So I guess if you want to look like everyone else go right ahead.
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