I piked out on some wheels late last year and dropped them to a friendly panel shop. $600 for three rims to be sandblasted and painted in 2K. Definitely a serious saving possible if you DIY.
Mine didn't actually cost me anything to do, I had the Hammerite for the back of the wheels from another job sitting in the shed and one of my mates gave the can of spray paint about 5 years ago so I used that to do the front of the wheels. Suppose it took me about 4 hours to do but I had a day off so it was good to do something positive rather than surf the net or goggle box the time away.
600$? You are mental! For that money you can buy BBS split rims or some Keskin/Brock/Borbet wheels. I paid 100gbp for 4 MiM's. Next on my list is banded steels
Wow I'd be wanting new rubber on the rims as well for that price.
Wire brush attachment in a grinder cleans rims up quick and easy, inside and out.