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      12-05-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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Can Powder Coating be removed?

Hey guys i was wondering is there a specific way to remove powdercoating? I have flat black ZCPs, and i wanted them back to the factory color if possible.. I live in socal and have been trying to research but i have yet to find anything yet so.. All input would be appreciated!
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      12-05-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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http://www.choppersurplus.com/global...ercoating.html

http://www.powderbuythepound.com/QUI...2000_1_GALLON/
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      12-05-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Unless you plan to refinish them yourself, just bring them to your powdercoater.

They'll sand blast the wheels (strip the old finish) and powdercoat the silver yuo want.
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      12-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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It would be much cheaper and easier to find someone who would be willing to trade with you for orignal silver wheels. Also, the factory silver is fairly hard to duplicate, so you would likely not be happy with the results if you tried to get them put back to original condition.
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It would be much cheaper and easier to find someone who would be willing to trade with you for orignal silver wheels. Also, the factory silver is fairly hard to duplicate, so you would likely not be happy with the results if you tried to get them put back to original condition.
Agreed. Powder coating is not exactly easy to remove. I've had it done to a part for my bike. It was gloss powder and I wanted matte. It took serious sand blasting as well as soaking in chemicals for a week and still didn't remove all of the powder. I would highly suggest against heavy sandblasting on wheels.
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Sandblasting will ruin your zcp's the only way to safely remove powder coating is to find a shop that does chemical dip.
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Unless you plan to refinish them yourself, just bring them to your powdercoater.

They'll sand blast the wheels (strip the old finish) and powdercoat the silver yuo want.
Not sand..you want to use walnut shells or even glass beads,..sand could damage the aluminum
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If you're in so cal you can take it to Nu-Tek powder coating in Anaheim. They have to chemically strip it and apply new powder coat in your desired color. However I wouldn't do this, there are plenty of people willing to trade for stock color. Just post it up in the FS section you might even make some money on this.
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      12-06-2012, 10:19 PM   #10
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Not sand..you want to use walnut shells or even glass beads,..sand could damage the aluminum

Gotcha!
Well I do not know the particular term or what exactly is used to blast the wheels but Bradford Powdercoating south of SD did a set of wheels for me a while back and did not damage the wheels!
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what about painted? my friend had his rims painted, not powder coated. had it for a year no problems.
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      12-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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As the link I supplied above specified, use Permatex. I had these center caps triple powdered (chrome, blue, clear) and I decided to change the color. I filled a plastic sandwich bag with the Permatex gasket remover in the picture, let it sit for 48 hours, rinsed them off with some water, and started peeling. The pics speak for themselves.

The bottle even has a brush so you can press and brush in the specified areas you want. No blasting, no harsh chemicals, no scrubbing. Peels right off.
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