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Powder coating stock wheels on Model X

Sappy02

Member
Sep 8, 2015
107
17
New York, NY
Hello,

I am looking to powder coat the stock wheels on my Model X. Also considering painting the calipers. What options do I have and what is the cost I should expect?

I was reading somewhere that some folks also do ceramic coating on top of the wheels for extra protection.

Thank you.
 

Uncle Paul

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Nov 1, 2013
6,299
7,596
Canyon Lake,CA
Good power coating looks great and holds up well on wheels.

Painter needs to pay attention to the seating surfaces for the lug nuts and inside the hub where it contacts to vehicle. No paint should be on those surfaces to allow the wheels to be properly torqued down.

Some are concerned with +/- 400 degrees heat used to melt the beads and cure the finish. Probably not a big deal, but insurance will not cover a powercoated broken wheel, and Tesla will not take back a leased or trade in vehicle if they discover they have been painted.

Power coating offers tons of colors, and can really give your Tesla a great and personalized look.
 
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Yinn

Active Member
Nov 15, 2016
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Behind you
Depends on the where you are. I’ve been quoted $550 to powder coat all 4, 22” Wheels and I’m not too far from you.

Color is completely up to you. You can seal it, it would help with brake dust. But the reality is curb rash is a bigger enemy and ceramic won’t do much against that.
 

Maximus-MX

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Apr 28, 2017
107
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Greeley, CO
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Did mine to match the wrap. About $600. No ceramic coating. A year later, still looks good.
 

puritan

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Apr 7, 2018
100
188
SF Bay area
Getting mine done now.

4 20" wheels: Satin Black: 195$ per wheel
4 calipers: Red with white 'Tesla': $1195

Getting her back this week. Can't wait!
 

puritan

Member
Apr 7, 2018
100
188
SF Bay area
@knightrider Yes they're being powder coated. I gave my car to SS Customs in Redwood City.

They're Tesla's go to shop for customization for their special vehicles and all that. Ask for Shareef, he knows his stuff.
 

puritan

Member
Apr 7, 2018
100
188
SF Bay area
Got the car back today. I got the door handles/buttons done in gloss black, wheels in satin black and red calipers. I also got the clear bra on the whole car, which obviously can't be seen.

They were also asked to remove the Model X and 100D from the back. It looks super clean now.
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acpTLA

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Apr 1, 2016
124
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New York City
Hello,

I am looking to powder coat the stock wheels on my Model X. Also considering painting the calipers. What options do I have and what is the cost I should expect?

I was reading somewhere that some folks also do ceramic coating on top of the wheels for extra protection.

Thank you.


I am looking good recommendation to do my X wheels in NY. if you have one, please share.
 

puhiniho

Member
Jun 15, 2018
134
62
Seattle
In Seattle I got mine powder coated for about $125 per rim, lucky no curb rashes or would be much more.
 

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