View Full Version : I powder coated my rims

08-30-2002, 07:20 AM
After one month of hell dealing with some guy, I finally got my rims back. Originally I asked for a flat black but it turned out like shit. There were wrinkles and cracks all over the rim. This guy tried it 2 times before giving up. I made him try a gloss black and it turned out pretty good. This guy never returned my calls and shit so I made him give them to me for free. Now my only dillema is if I should paint the center caps. They were not powder coated because they're plastic. If I paint it, it won't be as glossy as the rest of the rim.
Do you guys/girls think I should paint it black or leave it silver with the black honda logo.

I'll post some pics when I put them back on.

08-30-2002, 09:12 AM
leave 'em off. it'll give that un-cut/raw look.

whatch out! black rimmed EP on da loose

08-30-2002, 09:18 AM
I'd like to see those pics!!! I'm curious to see how they turned out. Too bad you couldn't go "flat black".

08-30-2002, 09:36 AM
PICS PICS PICS PICS PICS PICS :) just in case you were wondering I WANT TO SEE SOME PICS! --joe

09-09-2002, 06:44 AM
unfortunatly THEY ALL GOT CHIPPED. I was getting ready to load them up in my car to put them on but my cat knocked over one and they all fell over like dominos. I'm getting them fixed right now and should get them back soon. I'll post pics asap.

09-09-2002, 06:55 AM
That is one strong car you have, is it a Tiger....lol!:D :D :D

Seems that you've had nothing but problem powder coating the rims, hope it all turns out good for you.

09-09-2002, 06:48 PM
Finally picked them up again. Here's the pics.

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and last one

09-09-2002, 07:32 PM
Hey that looks pretty good man. I like em.

09-09-2002, 08:00 PM
Nice color but the finish doesn't appear so good.

09-10-2002, 05:06 AM
I agree, is it the lighting?


09-10-2002, 05:48 AM
the finish isn't as good as the first time before I chipped them. But I'm not going to complain anymore. It's been too long since I've had them on my car. I'm just going to save up for some new ones.

silver ep
09-10-2002, 05:53 AM
Get those bad boys on your car and take some pics! I think they look good, I was thinking about getting mine powdercoated... How much did you spend all together?

09-10-2002, 06:32 AM
i didn't pay anything for them because the guy who did it screwed up a couple of times so he didn't charge me for them. I only have to pay for removing the tire, balancing, and re mounting the tire. He originally wanted $50 (CAD) per rim.

09-10-2002, 08:55 AM
i think they look pretty hot! I'd leave em as they are. All black rims don't appeal to me I think keeping the center piece the original color makes em stand out more!

09-22-2002, 12:40 PM
They look kinda lumpy.....looks good with the silver center cap though.

09-23-2002, 09:54 PM
holy isher! ....i just got this idea earlier today, and i wanted to do it... i was going to post "where can i get rims powder coated?" and then "can someone photochop black stock rims" ...this summed it all up, i'de like to do this definitly now... those rims are looking great in black, at first i didnt think they were stock!;)

09-30-2002, 05:24 AM
Here's the car with the rims on.

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10-01-2002, 12:01 AM
Yup...looks good.

10-01-2002, 08:31 AM
I'll post more pics after I wash my car.

10-01-2002, 07:48 PM
take some brighter pictures!! LOL i cant see anything except 4 siny lug nuts !! LOL :) maybe a full on side shot in the SUNLIGHT !! :) :)jk --- joe

10-07-2002, 06:37 AM
here's some better shots
http://hstrial-jfewk.homestead.com/files/side.jpg http://hstrial-jfewk.homestead.com/files/wheel.jpg http://hstrial-jfewk.homestead.com/files/rear34.jpg

IceD out N CALI
10-08-2002, 02:43 PM
not bad