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Damage and Powder Coat

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TWLTRD11, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    TWLTRD11

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    Looking at picking up these set of wheels. Do you all think powder coating them will be able to fix these scuffs/damage? All of them have some kind of lip damage and one of them has the most drastic face damage. Otherwise, they aren't too bad face wise. Let me know what you all think.
    Or will I have to get them fixed before? And if so, how much/where/etc?
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  2. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    depends on how deep those scratches are
     
  3. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    I've contacted two companies here in ATL that do powder coating along with a wheel repair shop to get some estimates. Hopefully, they can respond to me promptly with more information if it will take them being repaired and then powder coated or what.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    These guy's did the wheels on my Fathers Boxster S he hit a pot hole weird and it shredded the side wall of the tire, bent the rim about 3 inches, and scratched it to hell. They do a great job, so well in fact the my father sent the other 3 to have them done now they look brand new.
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  5. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    i bet if you powder coat them a flat black or a flat color they will look pretty darn good, well 3 out of the 4 at least
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    The powder coating will likely be a gloss black. Give it a different look without going so overboard.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    Polish it out, man. Do some searching on metal polishing technique. You'll be able to get everything but the really deep gouges out if you do it right, and then a nice powdercoat will do wonders. Should be really easy, those wheels look like they're mostly angular flats.

    Of course, powdercoat does nothing for bent rims if that's the case.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Gloss will really highlight the scratches.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    Have you contacted Conyers Speed World by any chance? They do pretty damn good work. They aren't too far from you.
    X2 on what KPT said.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    They are fixable, but any dark color will show scratches they couldn't remove buy sanding or blasting. Silver or maybe a light gunmetal color would be best. Black will show everything, wheels would need to be darn near perfect.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    Make sure you know your final costs. ie - these had better be cheap!
     
  12. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    X2 if you get something that doesn't reflect light as much it will minimize how much the scratches pop out.
     
  13. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    What did you end up doing budd? I have these same wheels on my taco. Mine have minor scratches and i was offered 900 of them but i want to powder coating and keep them. I live near mall of Ga
    Thanks!
     
  14. Mar 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    I contacted a few companies. Some never responded but I got quotes of up to 175 a wheel on the repair. The others were not much lower than that. No luck on getting a powdercoat price either. I couldn't swing the price of the wheels plus repair. Still in the market for some wheels some time soon but I am in on the group buy for Okole's so I'll just save money for them later. I've had some decent luck on finding these wheels but they are either damaged or people never respond to inquires about them.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:49 AM
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    I see. how did you get the wheels? their so nice it's a shame to see them like that! ): I bought my 07 xsp in November of last year. their actually in really good shape. I'm probably just going to powder coat them.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    I was looking to buy the wheels so I asked for some help on here to see what people knew. Didn't end up buying them.
     
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