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Looks good, cost vs: powder coating. I'm getting my wheels powder coated for $260 for all 4. Plus its more durable then a over coat of (alsa and plasti-dip). I like all three but personal preference on powder coating. If you get the kit I would love to see it!
 

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your wheels take a beating. plasti-dip is soft, so it kinda cushions any rocks and they bounce off. paint will chip. powder coat is a thick, strong coating. if i was going to do anything to my rims, it would be either a soft coating like plasti-dip/bed liner, or powder coat. powder coat is an awesome process and super strong.
 

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Looks good, cost vs: powder coating. I'm getting my wheels powder coated for $260 for all 4. Plus its more durable then a over coat of (alsa and plasti-dip). I like all three but personal preference on powder coating. If you get the kit I would love to see it!
I'd be happy to have someone refinish the wheels for $260. Plus, powder coat seems more durable than the "Killer Kit". I'm not looking forward to doing it myself. But when I checked with a wheel refinishing company, they wanted $600 and the wheels for a week.

Do you have a link for who quoted you $260 for 4 wheels?
John
 

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I had my wheels powder coated on my bimmer ($300 for all 4), clearcoat was peeling off. After 4 years they looked like new.
Cleaning them from the brake dust was piece of cake compared to original paint.

John;
I think it shouldn't cost more than ~$75-100 each.
more than that would be ripoff...unless its a combination of few colors - more work.
 

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Phhhh 'Merican prices... I paid $420 up here in Toronto for my previous set of wheels to be powder coated in fluorescent yellow. $260 is an amazing price.
 

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Powder coating pricing can be all over the board. I had a quote last year here in town for $50.00/wheel. This only included the outside front. More to do inside the rim and the back.
 

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I'd be happy to have someone refinish the wheels for $260. Plus, powder coat seems more durable than the "Killer Kit". I'm not looking forward to doing it myself. But when I checked with a wheel refinishing company, they wanted $600 and the wheels for a week.

Do you have a link for who quoted you $260 for 4 wheels?
John

It's a local powder coating company we use here in Sebastian, FL. I'm not sure how much they would do your wheels for plus shipping.
 

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Yeah $260 is inside and out. That's whole sale pricing as well keep in mind. retail price is $397.41 w/tax. I havn't figured out what color if I want flat, satin or gloss black.
 

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I work at a major electroplating company. My wheels would be very cheap (or free) to chrome, but I'm hesitant. I'm not exactly sure how they would turn out.
 

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Be a whole lot easier if Hyundai would wake up and realize the 17" wheels are UGLY!!!!!!!!B)
Not to mention way too small for a car like the SFS. 18" should have been the smallest option for it. I do like the 19" version but would not complain if it came with 20" :)
 

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Fully agree, and why I bought 20" after-market for my SF XL. However, you would be surprised how many people would give up their 19" for 17" simply to achieve a softer and cushier ride quality. Again, different strokes for different folks, and I think most manufacturers gamble that a greater %age of the population would prefer the softer ride that comes with smaller wheels.
 

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Not to mention the cost when it comes to replacing the tires. It seems the larger the wheel size, the more expensive the tire. One of the reasons why I did not choose the Turbo model.
 

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Not to mention the cost when it comes to replacing the tires. It seems the larger the wheel size, the more expensive the tire. One of the reasons why I did not choose the Turbo model.
Ironic given your user name. Just thought I would point that out. :D
 

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LOL...I was thinking the same thing after I posted. Turbofan comes from my love of airplanes though. Turbofan, Ramjet, etc.
 

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It's not the rim size that drives up the tire price. It's how popular that size is. If there's a higher demand for a 255/50/20 vs: 235/65/17 (stock 17" SF tire size) is the same price. If you put a odd size 20" tire on it's going to cost you more than those in demand. I see it every day, since I do work at a tire/service garage. Just a hint a 265/35/22 is cheaper than all those tire sizes since a customer came in yesterday and bought a set.
 

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It's not the rim size that drives up the tire price. It's how popular that size is. If there's a higher demand for a 255/50/20 vs: 235/65/17 (stock 17" SF tire size) is the same price. If you put a odd size 20" tire on it's going to cost you more than those in demand. I see it every day, since I do work at a tire/service garage. Just a hint a 265/35/22 is cheaper than all those tire sizes since a customer came in yesterday and bought a set.
Of course it's cheaper...in that size there's hardly any rubber. ;)
 
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