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This is a discussion on Exploring Options.. within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; ok so. my rims are horrible. road rash...flaking...peeling. and IMO its killing the look of the car. id like to ...

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    ok so. my rims are horrible. road rash...flaking...peeling. and IMO its killing the look of the car.

    id like to get 18s. but $ is going towards more necessities now.
    so i was wondering if i could repaint the stock WS6 rims.
    so it brings me to a few questions for now and future decisions...

    could i get them repolished?
    or should i get em powdercoated black and call it an improvement?
    (^^^i like black tho unlike most and it would be nice on these durty ass back county roads[or so my friend says])
    where would i take em to get em refinished?
    or would it be cheaper to get $450-$550 for 17s from OEwheels?

    however... i hate to spend on new rims being i want 18s.
    BUT! then i heard that 18s slow you down (which makes sense) but what if the diameter is still basically the same? or is it a weight thing?

    thanks and sorry for the shit ton of questions...

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    18s can be more rotational mass and slow you down. Tires for 18s are more expensive than 17s as well, so keep that in mind.

    Get some quotes on what it would cost to powdercoat your current wheels and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    18s can be more rotational mass and slow you down. Tires for 18s are more expensive than 17s as well, so keep that in mind.

    Get some quotes on what it would cost to powdercoat your current wheels and go from there.
    would body shops do this kind of work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    would body shops do this kind of work?
    Probably not, none of my local ones I know of anyways.

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    then...where?

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    Nothing wrong with 17's! I have 17's and they look good

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    Look up powdercoating there should be someone in your area we have a bunch in mi

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    the thing is is that powdercoating costs about $100 a wheel and quite frankly i dont like the look of black ws6 wheels. just dunno if its money well spent if you want something else later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    the thing is is that powdercoating costs about $100 a wheel and quite frankly i dont like the look of black ws6 wheels. just dunno if its money well spent if you want something else later.
    Damn if your payin $100 a wheel without custom masking your getting ripped off. I got a shop across from my work that will coat wheels a single color without custom masking for about $40 a piece.

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    ok thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG_MIKE2005 View Post
    Damn if your payin $100 a wheel without custom masking your getting ripped off. I got a shop across from my work that will coat wheels a single color without custom masking for about $40 a piece.
    i was including the cost for sandblasting and powdercoating and thats just a rough estimate. I had thought about doing my CTS-V wheels and that was the price I was told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    i was including the cost for sandblasting and powdercoating and thats just a rough estimate. I had thought about doing my CTS-V wheels and that was the price I was told.
    LOL, me too. I have never dropped a piece off at this shop pre-blasted. He takes care of it. Some shops put the screws to people, especially if they have high volume & would rather not mess with car parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG_MIKE2005 View Post
    LOL, me too. I have never dropped a piece off at this shop pre-blasted. He takes care of it. Some shops put the screws to people, especially if they have high volume & would rather not mess with car parts.
    yea i mean if u can do it for 50 a wheels thats not bad but i'd rather see them in gunmetal and not black but thats just me.

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    Hmmm. Gunmetal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    the thing is is that powdercoating costs about $100 a wheel and quite frankly i dont like the look of black ws6 wheels. just dunno if its money well spent if you want something else later.
    RAPE!!!!!!!!!


    I have a local shop that will do wheels for about $30/per. I would never pay $100/per, that is ridiculous.


    I would not do black either, black chrome maybe or a gunmetal/silver look possibly.

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    Yeah. Thats the thing. I like the blacked out look..many do not.
    But i cant run chrome because of harsh winters and my gravel road would tear them
    To hell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    Yeah. Thats the thing. I like the blacked out look..many do not.
    But i cant run chrome because of harsh winters and my gravel road would tear them
    To hell...
    Black chrome is a powdercoat

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    Really now... Did not know that.. Decision decisions

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    Really now... Did not know that.. Decision decisions
    Here is an example of black chrome wheels:

    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87511

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    Yeah. Thats the thing. I like the blacked out look..many do not.
    But i cant run chrome because of harsh winters and my gravel road would tear them
    To hell...
    im not a huge fan of black none the less it looks ok with some wheels. i think it looks terrible on the stock ws6 wheels.

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