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Just want to add a little something and don't have a lot of spare cash. Also, a guy at my work got the exact same fost as me, on the same day.
 

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Just want to add a little something and don't have a lot of spare cash. Also, a guy at my work got the exact same fost as me, on the same day.
There's really no good answer to whether or not something is "cool", it really comes down to how you want your car to look. I've seen a few (very few) wheels that had been painted well that looked pretty good, but more often then not it ends up making them look cheap. It depends on what color you want to go with and what kind of process/money/time you're looking to put into it.

I'm assuming you have the stock wheels, and not the optional GT-looking ones (I don't know the correct models). I've seen some that have been powdercoated charcoal and black that looked pretty nice on brighter color bodies, but then again it's all subjective. What color is the paint, and what are your wheels?
 

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Had a guy in our group that painted his stock wheels. He sanded, painted and cleared. The paint didn't last long and started chipping from road debris. He ended up powder coating them. They looked so much better powder coated and didn't chip.
 

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Whatever you do.. don?t be a plasti dip guy lol. That s h i t looks terribad
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Powdercoat would be first on the list followed by paint. Paint can turn out good, but wheels see too much abuse for it to hold up even relatively long term. Powdercoat will give you durability and that quality "this is what it should look like" look. PlastiDip isn't even an option in my book. Plastidip looks like Plastidip...it does not look like a quality job no matter how good of a job you do on it.
 

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Powder coat all the way. And on top of the cool looks from it, the baking process of the PC actually gives your rims increased durability. True story.
 

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Just want to add a little something and don't have a lot of spare cash. Also, a guy at my work got the exact same fost as me, on the same day.
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I had mine painted about a year and a half ago. It has held up better than I thought it would. I have just had to touch up a few very small chips. Land vehicle Alloy wheel Vehicle Car Rim
 

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If you wanna be REALLY cool you should powder coat your brake calipers too:cool2:

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Your factory wheels are painted, so unless you think they are uncool there is nothing uncool about painting your wheels. Now, the color you choose could be uncool and not doing the proper prep so the paint peels or chips is uncool.
 

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Wait, I want to hear the story of how two guys working at the same place bought identical cars on the same day. Is it a big company? Did you two plan it together? Will you be picking out a china pattern? (just joking) and how did you find two identical ST's in the same area?
 

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Don't worry what other people think is "cool" but personally paint isn't worth the time. Just go with powdercoating. It's only $50 a wheel and lasts forever.

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Don't worry what other people think is "cool" but personally paint isn't worth the time. Just go with powdercoating. It's only $50 a wheel and lasts forever.

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where??? I was quoted by my local shop at 150 a wheel. true story.
 

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Here in Burlington washington. The other place around me is a bit more expensive there 70 a wheel. But they take a bit longer cause there always busy

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