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      01-08-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Considering powder coating stock 19's to black, any tips?

Anyone know how long it could take?
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I'm thinking it could take anywhere from 2-3 days, from what I've heard.
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      01-09-2010, 03:02 AM   #3
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Make sure they do a low temp powder coating since the wheels are forged. I specifically called BBS about my STi wheels and this was their advice.
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      01-12-2010, 04:23 PM   #4
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Make sure they do a low temp powder coating since the wheels are forged. I specifically called BBS about my STi wheels and this was their advice.
Thanks for the tip!
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      01-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #5
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a week at the most and make sure pick the shade of black you want, usually a semi-glossy black will pretty darn good.
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      01-12-2010, 05:06 PM   #6
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a week at the most and make sure pick the shade of black you want, usually a semi-glossy black will pretty darn good.
I agree. I did gloss and they look amazing in certain light, but maybe a bit "too much" in other lighting. I think my next set will be satin. I always tell people to get some sheen to them (satin or gloss) because when the brake dust builds up, they become flat anyway. So you have both colors covered ; )

I would try to replicate the finish on the M3 GTS wheels.
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      01-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #7
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yeah..i'm still debating myself i want gloss/satin or matte with my aw.
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It shouldnt take more than 2 days.
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      01-12-2010, 11:15 PM   #9
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Have a look at my semi-gloss black wheels in the RAC thread. There are gloss black pictures too. Both look really good, mostly personal preference.
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      01-13-2010, 12:54 AM   #10
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Have a look at my semi-gloss black wheels in the RAC thread. There are gloss black pictures too. Both look really good, mostly personal preference.
thanks...but that's quite a big thread. can you tell me which page(s)?
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      01-13-2010, 01:18 AM   #11
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make sure you find a good vendor. some vendors will do more harm than good... GL!
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      01-13-2010, 01:17 PM   #12
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these guys are one of the best

http://proformanceindustries.com/
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      01-13-2010, 01:33 PM   #13
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I did mine matte black (they refered to it as 20%). It took about 3 days.

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Those look great!
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      01-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #15
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thanks...but that's quite a big thread. can you tell me which page(s)?
Indeed a huge thread.

All RAC colors (not a great pic): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=3698

My semigloss black RACs: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=3510

To the OP: Just get a sample from the powder coater. Most good powder coaters will have half a dozen or so blacks, including multiple "gloss", "semi-gloss" and "matte" options. Good luck.
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Indeed a huge thread.

All RAC colors (not a great pic): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=3698

My semigloss black RACs: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=3510

To the OP: Just get a sample from the powder coater. Most good powder coaters will have half a dozen or so blacks, including multiple "gloss", "semi-gloss" and "matte" options. Good luck.
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I did mine matte black (they refered to it as 20%). It took about 3 days.

loving that matte black.

anybody in SoCal know of a good place to get this done?
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      01-13-2010, 08:10 PM   #17
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make sure you find a good vendor. some vendors will do more harm than good... GL!
Yea I'm looking into the right company to do it.
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      01-14-2010, 12:00 AM   #18
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http://proformanceindustries.com/
yup! got mine done by proformance. they also make custom wheels. can't wait for spring so i can put them on
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      01-14-2010, 10:42 AM   #19
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I did mine myself and it only took 2 days, but they're painted. Rustoleum makes special wheel paint that's tough as nails and works great. I did it ~4 months ago and still don't have a single chip. Click my signature for more pictures.
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      01-14-2010, 11:11 AM   #20
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Depending on what they have to strip it takes a couple of hours to powdercoat the wheels Roughly two days for completion
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      01-14-2010, 12:26 PM   #21
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Yea I'm looking into the right company to do it.
My 18s were done by wheelcollision.com. I think they did a very good job. However, not sure what temp they used. Since the stock 18s are cast, I don't believe it makes a difference.

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      01-14-2010, 03:59 PM   #22
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I did mine flat satin black and it looks great. Just fine with brake dust. Did it in West Palm beach and was very pleased with the result.
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