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      06-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #15

Drives: Sold E39 M5
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Diego, CA

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Originally Posted by ///Lyubm View Post
any advice on powder coating? i heard aluminum wheels should be baked at below 300 but most powder coating places say its 375-400 degrees is what they use.
I recommend you have HRE Wheels refinished through HRE directly. Any warranty would be void if refinished by a 3rd party.

Any improper refinishing can cause degradation of the forged aluminum and will result in a cracked wheel. It is extremely important that the wheels are properly refinished. Most powder coating companies do not handle forged aluminum and often just want to bake the powder at much higher temperatures so they can move the product out faster, which will cause the wheels to eventually crack.