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      01-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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Powder Coating Color Question (Gunmetal)

Hey all,

I recently had my ZCP rep wheels PCed at Worco Powder Coating in Long Beach. They did a Steel Gray from Cardinal (http://www.cardinalpaint.com/product...cid=2&cctid=12 code T028-GR02) as they thought that would be close to gunmetal. After receiving the wheels, the color is definitely a dark gray, not a metallic (and certainly a bit darker) as gunmetal should be. There was an issue with the original PC job, so they need to be blasted and redone anyway.

Does anyone have experience with Worco or have a suggestion to an alternative powder manufacturer / color to use aside from cardinal? I am trying for the look of the attached pic. I have done some research, but as we all know, an internet color sample from a company's website is not a good indication of the final result. Should an experienced powder coater be able to customize a color like that? Also, has anyone had PCing done in gunmetal and get a result like that below? I have no experience with PCing, so I reach out to you!

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      01-10-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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I can't help but when you find out and get it done, please share. I want to copy you. That looks killer. Nice choice.
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      01-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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I can't help but when you find out and get it done, please share. I want to copy you. That looks killer. Nice choice.
Either no one knows or no one cares...
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I would try Tom at EAS. When I was there last they were sending some ZCP wheels out for a customer. They may be able to help.
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^^+1 Tom@EAS should be able to help you or point you in the right direction

I want gunmetal 359M wheels!!
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We can do that. Here's Gunmetal:

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So for those interested, I had the wheels redone my Nu-Tec in Anaheim. The powder color is Anthracite and it is the PERFECT gunmetal IMHO. It is light enough to contract with the tires but dark enough to offset a light color car. Unbelievable finish too...super lacquered look. I'll post pics when the sun comes out again.
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I have been waiting for the weather to get non-overcast, but its not in the cards right now. Here are some shots of Nu-Tec's Anthracite PC with clear coat. Its a bit darker in pics than in person due to the darker sky, but you get the idea. Given my aforementioned specifications for my wheels, these are PERFECT in person.

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So for those interested, I had the wheels redone my Nu-Tec in Anaheim. The powder color is Anthracite and it is the PERFECT gunmetal IMHO. It is light enough to contract with the tires but dark enough to offset a light color car. Unbelievable finish too...super lacquered look. I'll post pics when the sun comes out again.
Looks great!

What was the cost? Did it include tire dismount and remount/balance?
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$220 with stripping and PC. I brought him the rims already dismounted. They do not dismount the tires.
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Vogel would have been another paint to try. Cardinal is a cheap lower quality product.

They look nice redone.
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Very nice.

I've read that these wheels are cast, but is powder coating safe on the 19" OEM which is forged?
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Thank you!!!

Honestly, unless you hit something or have your car modded for Le Mans, you will never know the difference in strength between PC and non PC. Any fractures or failures would likely be the result of a factory defect rather than a PC-related problem.
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OP, those look great!
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I can' see but are you using the stock black lugs?
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I can' see but are you using the stock black lugs?
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Yessir. They are the stock bolts. Can't even see em with the rims.
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$220 with stripping and PC. I brought him the rims already dismounted. They do not dismount the tires.
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We can do that. Here's Gunmetal:

Tom,

I'm not in the area, what are my options to get a set of these?

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Looks great! You think it goes well with Jerez Black?
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I would PM Tom about the wheels...

As for these on black, I think they look good on white due to the contrast. I would probably look for something a bit lighter for black. That's just my $0.02.
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