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Powdercoted Wheels: Durable finish?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by qnyla, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    qnyla

    qnyla [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If a set of wheels were powdercoted, how durable would the finish be as compared to the finish on the stock wheels?

    Thinking of powder coating TRD Off Road wheels black, but worried about the finish being too fragile to stand up to normal wear and tear on wheels.

    Anybody with experience? Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    You shouldnt have any problems. People do it all the time.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    I'd recommend powder coat 100%. It's very durable and doesnt just chip all off if you get a knick in it. It's a process to get it as durable as it is and involves baking it at a high heat which strengthens it even more. Go for it!
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    leveltwo

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    powdercoating involves bonding the molecules of the paint to the surface of the object.. so it is much stronger than just painting them... you'll be good to go.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    I had my wheels spray painted for about 6 months and the highway tore them up

    Got my wheels powder coated in October and they are flawless!!!
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    This is my old silverado that I had the wheels powder coated matte black. Took this picture right before I sold it, the wheels had been PC four years prior and didn't have a chip, ding or scrape in the paint. Put 40,000 miles and drove through several winters with salt and sand. Its plenty durable.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jun 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Slot of stuff on my dirt bike is powder alter and it hammered with dirt and rocks all the time and it still looks like new
     
  8. Jun 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    Powder coated* damn autocorrect thing
     
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