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powder coating wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by vtragweed, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:21 PM
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    has anyone had their wheels poder coated? im thinking about getting this done for the wheels im just thinking that when i get tires changed will it come off cause of the machine?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    if the place who installs the tires is good, and the equipment they use is good...........the powdercoat shouldn't chip off from the tire machine..........., then again, hopefully, wherever you get the powdercoating done preps the wheels the right way and all.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:34 PM
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    well its the same place thats doing my sliders, they sand blast it then coat it and put some kind wax or protectant on it
     
  4. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    I'm getting a set of rims for my hot rod project powdercoated. Its a great process and not as expensive as you think. Dont settle for over $65 a rim
     
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    you should be good to go then.
     
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    x2. plus i checked on pricing. for my chrome rims its like $250 to prep (including dismounting and remounting). and then around $350 for the powdercoat. new rims are cheaper. just my 2 cents.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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    I had my steelies sand blasted and powder coated for 35.00 each and they look great. Check out my page. Discount Tires dismounted and than remounted. There is little or no scarring from mounting.
     
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    *the coating i'm doing has a chrome look with a clear coat.. which is why i'm getting it done for about $65 a rim
     
  9. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    What kind of wheels are you doing this too-steel or other. Be sure and post before and after pics... this sounds interesting and will look cool.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    okay will do. I'm doing them to a set of 1966 cragar ss rims that have started to rust over. Powdercoating will be a nice way of not having to do the expensive chrome treatment. It will look sweet though - more like a polished aluminum
     
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    thats how i did mine i just thought it would be more durable and worthy of powder coating but no big deal
     
  12. Dec 9, 2008 at 4:26 PM
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    what kinda part did you use on your wheels, gloss or flat black
     
  13. Dec 9, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    so instead of powder coating my wheels and sliders just pant them myself?
     
  14. Dec 9, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    im still wondering how a set of wheels with bedliner looks???? hmmmmmm...........i may have to be the guinea pig for that when it gets warm again!!:D
     
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    yeah, wait till it warms up and do it outside. when i painted my wheels i stayed buzzed on fumes for atleast 4 days dad thought i was on drugs, just paint
     
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    yeah man......i wouldnt do it inside here...small condo. in a shop....maybe, as long as ventilation was good. aint doing it in the cold though....................i dont think it'll stick too good even if prepped right if its too cold outside....kinda like how paint is too.
     
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    hey, thats my dad. j/k but really it is
     
  18. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    what grit sand paper do you use, and how do you prep for the whole painting process
     
  19. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    ok atleast we're partially on the same page to prepping stuff
     
  20. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:41 PM
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    i never masked anything off on a black tire did try to sand and put some kind of cleaner on it before i painted
     
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