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How Long Does It Take To Powder Coat Rims


When it comes to off-roading the most important thing is how well your vehicle performs. However, there is one other important aspect to off-roading that we cannot pretend is not important: How good does it look?

A lot of people spend a little extra in order to get aggressive looking wheels with sharp looking rims. They add extra accessories to give their rides more function while also looking amazing, too. However, the rigors of offroading can truly punish your vehicle – including your wheels and their rims. So, many people turn to alternative methods to keep their rims looking sharp, such as powder coating.

Powder coating is a relatively inexpensive method for making your ride look awesome, whether it is the metal body of your vehicle or the rims of your wheels. But, a lot of people may be asking how long the process can take?

In short, the process of powder coating your ride’s rims can take up to 1-2 hours per rim when you account for the sandblasting, preparation, coating and curing time. However, this is simply how long it takes once your rims are set up and ready to paint.

The total time frame from deciding you want to powder coat your rims to having your newly painted rims can be a lot longer depending on numerous factors. Whether your rims need extra time to be prepared, or you are looking for a specialty service such as a two-tone coat, clears or candy translucent coats, the time needed to finish the job can be extended.

In order to limit the time it takes to have your rims powder coated, there are certain things you can do before taking them in. One of the most important things you can do is to make sure your rims are clean and de-greased before you take them in.

This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry custom wheels in Tampa for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.

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