In General Wheel Info

fresh red powder coatingWhen you want to powder coat your wheels, you have three main options: you can do it yourself, you can mail them to a company, or you can work with a local wheel shop.

We’ll break down the benefits and costs for each.

Mailing your rims to a company

Of course, these costs will depend on the size of the wheels as well as their depth. The bigger the wheels, the more you’ll pay.

That said, when you mail your wheels to a company, you can count on paying anywhere between $250-$520 for a base coat (for rims ranging from 13”-26”). If you opt for extras, such as a candy or transparent finish, you may be looking at an additional $125-$260. Some people then choose to add a clear coat on top of all that, which you’d be paying another $125-$260.

If you’re mailing, you’ll also need to factor in shipping costs, which can vary depending on where you’re sending them.

Cost of doing the powder coating yourself

The biggest disadvantage people have in doing a powder coating themselves is that they don’t have the necessary tools to get the job done. Check out an auto shop – those are some serious machines in operation!

Generally, you can look at paying $300 just to get a basic set of tools. If you’re looking to really get top of the line supplies, you could be paying up to $5,000. You also need to have an oven that is big enough to cure your rims.

Perhaps you have all the tools and you’re all ready to go. You can use this MIT Powder Coating Calculator to get an accurate idea of how much you’ll have to pay, should you choose to do all of this yourself.

Work with a local wheel company, like Wheelkraft NW

Doing powder coating yourself is admirable; however, if you only need a one-time powder coating, then working with a local wheel company is probably your most cost-effective option. For one, you’ll definitely save on shipping, and they can most likely quote lower than the national companies.

Either way, you’ll want to make sure you use a reputable company, one that’s been doing this for a long time, to ensure your coating looks and lasts the way you want it to.

At Wheelkraft NW, we can offer you a free quote. We are also one of the go-to wheel repair shops in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, and the preferred shop for many local dealerships.

Our Pricing Includes:

  • Dismount Tires
  • Pulling Valve Stems / TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems)
  • Check for Straightness

    • Straighten when necessary
  • Clean, Stripping, and Sandblasting
  • Repairing curb damage
  • Powdercoating
  • Remounting your good tires
  • Balancing

With an appointment, many customers drop off their vehicle and pick it up in a day or two when complete.

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