Wheel Powder Coating Suggestions

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What did they charge to sandblast and powder coat your wheels?


I don't remember exactly, I'm thinking $40-45 each?? with the price increase in the last year I think it's around $65-70?? each but it would be best to check with them.
IIRCC there shop that does the work is in Oregon and they transport each way, total time was 2 weeks.
 
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I don't remember exactly, I'm thinking $40-45 each?? with the price increase in the last year I think it's around $65-70?? each but it would be best to check with them.
IIRCC there shop that does the work is in Oregon and they transport each way, total time was 2 weeks.
Thank you for the information! There are Les Schwab tire stores in Colorado. I will check with them to see if they offer the same service.
 

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here are some pics, not show quality but very nice

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Your wheels look good! I contacted Les Schwab and they no longer offer the service. Found a local powder coater and planning to drop the wheels off tomorrow.

Les Schwab definitely still does it. Unfortunately many of their locations have their heads up their asses and don't even know it is offered. They have a huge powder coating operation in the Portland metro area.

I have had 2 sets done. Quality is ok. Prices have gone up a lot in the last year. Still cheaper than most indy shops. A good indy shop will do a better job. I had my spare powdered locally (it was a chrome wheel off a 62 series, and Les Schwab won't coat over chrome. The quality of the job was much better than what LS did, but I paid more than double. You get what you pay for.
I chose their almond color. Very close to Cygnus White.
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I agree as I spoke with several differnet people at Les Schwab until I finally reached the manager of the store near me in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He indicated (at least at this branch) they no longer offer that service and gave me the name of the powder coater they previously used which is no longer in business. My other concern is Les Schwab did not have the tires I was looking for. I ordered 30x9.5-15 Nankang Mudstar 889 tires yesterday from Discount Tire. I liked this mud tire as it has a simple sidewall without a lot of writing or design. It was the most vintage tire I could find without going to bias-ply tires. I am going with Powder Coating Specialties which is a national chain. They had the best price at $75/wheel to sand blast and powder coat the stock steel wheels. Most other places were $100-$125 per wheel and up. $45/wheel is a great deal! I really appreciate the information and feedback. I will post photos of my wheels when they are finished with the tires mounted. Thanks!

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I agree as I spoke with several differnet people at Les Schwab until I finally reached the manager of the store near me in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He indicated (at least at this branch) they no longer offer that service and gave me the name of the powder coater they previously used which is no longer in business. My other concern is Les Schwab did not have the tires I was looking for. I ordered 30x9.5-15 Nankang Mudstar 889 tires yesterday from Discount Tire. I liked this mud tire as it has a simple sidewall without a lot of writing or design. It was the most vintage tire I could find without going to bias-ply tires. I am going with Powder Coating Specialties which is a national chain. They had the best price at $75/wheel to sand blast and powder coat the stock steel wheels. Most other places were $100-$125 per wheel and up. $45/wheel is a great deal! I really appreciate the information and feedback. I will post photos of my wheels when they are finished with the tires mounted. Thanks!

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Yeah, I had the same runaround with a few Les Schwab dealers. My understanding is the franchises are required to offer it, but have autonomy on setting prices. My shop even told me that, and they told me their profit per wheel is very small. I'm guessing the manager tou dealt with had no clue. You'll likely get a better end product from PCS.

I can't really recommend Les Schwab because they have their heads up their butts. They also offer crappy tires.
 
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Received the wheels back from the powdercoater. The grey is a little lighter than stock as I ended up going with one of their stocked colors. Having the tires mounted this week. Thank you all for the input!

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Who'd you use? Up North here (Ft. Collins) I was quoted $200... each... Needless to say, I will not be using Creative Welding & Fab for powder coating work...
 

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