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can i powdercoat the bolts on my wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ThisGuy, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Sep 27, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    ThisGuy

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    I have ProComp 7005 wheels and the bolts are polished. I want to get them powdercoated black but does anyone know if the powdercoat will affect the thread, therefore not allowing me to screw them back in???

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  2. Sep 27, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    chris4x4

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    if the threads are powdercoated, Yes. They wont thread back onto the studs correctly, unless you run a tap thru them.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    just buy black lug nuts:D
     
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    It might make the threads tight and the nuts will probably scrape off the paint so paying for powder coat to me is a waste. Once the lug nuts are on, you're better off using a rubber cap over the bolt ends or painting them using rustoleum. You'll have to fight a little to get the nuts off and repaint if you take the rims off though.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    i have black lug nuts already....im talking about the million little bolts around the edge. Do they sell those in black???
    sorry i guess i should have clarified more
     
  6. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    We know... most of the responses were directed towards painting the bolts.

    If you mean the bolts at the perimeter of the wheel, just powdercoat the heads and don't mess with the threads.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    I would get black zinc. The cleaning process will strip any coating already on them and it will hold up over time.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    do those even come out? I have the same wheels and wanted to paint them as well at first, but the look has kind of grown on me
     
  9. Sep 27, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    yeah i took one out yesterday. they come out really easy but i dont ever plan on using beadlocks so theyre pointless to me.
     
  10. Sep 27, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Those wheels are simulated beadlocks, not the real thing.
    I wouldnt waste the money on coating just the bolts, unless you were planning on doing the entire wheel. Just paint them
     
  11. Sep 27, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    matching paint and a small brush.

    or...take them out and stick them through holes in cardboard...spray the bolt heads...replace and repeat.
     
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