There is really no issue with PC them. Just the cost. The Blue Team Dymanic wheels on Cherry are PC'd. I actually chose a hammer-tone color in a group of colors designed of outdoor use. Things like railings and plant pots. It have been very durable. The only flaws are those I have put in by accident. One curb rash from the winter and once I dropped my torque wench in the garage where they were stored and it chipped (2) of them. (2) spokes on 1 and (1) on the other. I have not had any problems with the PC flaking around the chips either.I want to do the same. Let me know if you pull the trigger.
What many people do is simply go to their local recycle store and buy a used kitchen oven for next to nothing and use that. The only downside is that it requires some room in a garage or workshop.
There are online plans for low cost, easy to build powder coat ovens large enough for curing wheels that you can make yourself. They use heaters that can run on a 15 amp 120VAC circuit. There are also ovens you can buy that are large enough and run on 120 VAC. I got mine from a restaurant that was giving it away on craigslist. It was an old muffin oven. It's large enough to fit a wheel and uses only 120 Volts.I know Eastwood products, I know I COULD do it myself. Unfortunately, I am in an apartment. It has an attached garage, but it only got a 15 amp circuit.
any pics?Sent the wheels to powder coat today. I’ll take picks when I get them back.
Does anyone know what size the wheel center caps are on the factory wheels? I was hoping could use these center hub caps. I measured the caps with calipers and the outside measurement was aproximately 60mm. However I’m not sure if the measurements for for the outside or the I diameter of the clips on the inside.
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Looks great. How much did the tire upgrade cost? Also, are they quieter than OEM and I assume better in the traction department?Few pictures of the finished powder coated Subaru wheels. The wheels are actually not black I went with a dark gray. They almost match the color of the tire rubber.
Wrapped in Continental Terrain contacts. Decided to go with the Continentals for my summer tires since Consumer Reports rated them at the top. I’ll be running Blizzaks or XIce in the winter on my other wheels.
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Thanks! I wasn’t crazy about the 18” wheels but now that they are powder coated I really like them. Plus I don’t have to worry about caliper clearance, load ratings, offset, wheel weight, aftermarket lugs and so on.That looks better than a lot of the aftermarket wheels I've seen. The one thing I do like about aftermarket wheels is you can get a more aggressive offset, but your setup looks great with those tires. Nice job.
...interested in driving impressions of those tires compared to the stock Falkens.