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      01-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Proper Wheel Powder Coating Method

I am looking for the proper powder coating method so as to not damage the integrity of the wheel.

I do not know much about powder coating other than that temperature can weaken the wheel.

I am looking to powder coat a set of OEM 19's.

Does anyone have more information?
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      01-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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low temp powder coating?
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      02-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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i'd rather paint them....

easy to repair...easy to replicate...anyone can do it.

www.fixrim.com

bob stretch owns the company....they've always done very nice work for me.
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I am looking to powder coat a set of OEM 19's.
Same here. My local powder-coating guy says it's best to use ceramic powder-coating. He said it does not weaken the wheels, and forged (like ours) even less.

I'm also looking for an expert opinion on maximum temp and such, to throw something concise to the guy, and make sure it's going to be done right.

I much rather powder-coat than paint, especially in the desert southwest; otherwise I'll be touching up wheels every weeek, and don't want that. I have enough with the rock chips in the front . Hopefully an expert can chime in .
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      02-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #5
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Find a shop that will do this without expecting you to come up with your own powder coating process... The shop you want to be taking your wheels to will already know the best way to do it (and yeah, powdercoat > paint).
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It is recommended that you media blast or sandblast prior to powdercoating for best adhesion especially on polished surfaces
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      02-16-2010, 06:13 PM   #7
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can anybody recommend shops in or around Los Angeles that can do this?
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I really don't think that sitting in a 400 degree oven while the powder liquifies is going to make a difference to a forged or cast wheel. Any powder should work as the wheels don't see really high temps like headers.
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Sorry to bump this old thread, but I've got a related question and didn't want to add another powder coating thread.

I've gotten quotes from local shops to have my wheels done. One shop charges $200/wheel and the color applied via a powder coat process. The second shop charges $129/wheel, and uses water based paint as the base, then does a clear coat using the powder coating process.

Will the final results be equal as far as strength and wear resistance of the finish? Thanks in advance
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