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      02-29-2020, 05:33 PM   #1
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wheels in satin black, want to strip and cerakote?

after seeing slicer cerakote lip e88's i've been wanting to strip my satin black wheels and cerakote them in a similar silver

does anyone have experience with this process and/or how much would i be looking at cost-wise for all 4 wheels?

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      03-01-2020, 02:29 PM   #2
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if you're looking for a specific finish powdercoat will have more options and cheaper.
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if you're looking for a specific finish powdercoat will have more options and cheaper.
not true. there are very limited color options for powder coat. most wheels i send out to be refinished custom colors cannot be done in powder coat due to limited options. Ceracoat has a much larger catalogue, but in my area there are no shops that really do it.
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      03-01-2020, 05:09 PM   #4
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Throatpunch thanks for the recommendation. I should have stated in my initial post that i'm staying away from powdercoating as i don't want to heat the aluminum.

painting or cerakote are what i'm after.

SFCM3 just noticed your signature. i think i follow you on instagram! your cars are sooo nice. even though it's not cerakote, where do you send your wheels to be refinished?
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after seeing slicer cerakote lip e88's i've been wanting to strip my satin black wheels and cerakote them in a similar silver

does anyone have experience with this process and/or how much would i be looking at cost-wise for all 4 wheels?

thanks!
Cerakote requires removal of the existing finish. My provider media blasts the surface. However chemically removing the paint first may be necessary. Expect $250 to $350 per wheel to do it properly.

Note - some forms of Cerakote require heat to cure. I am using an air-cure version for safe use with AL. Powder coating is heat intensive. You need to be very careful to find a provider that does it safely.
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My understanding is cerakote is a much tougher finish, I would imagine its great on wheels. I had my valve covers cerakoted locally recently for a very reasonable amount but like most other things, cost depends a lot on your location.
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Aktavate thanks for the insight! i will try to get some quotes locally.
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