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Powder Coating or Painting Rims? #182056 May 20, 12:45pm May 20, 12:45pm
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Powder Coating or Painting Rims?
Hey guys, just had a quick question for a friend of mine. He is wanting to paint his alloy rims black and was wondering what the best and easiest way is to do so. He doesn't know wether to use spray paint, or what kind of paint would be the best that isn't gonna chip off or fade away in certain weather conditions. Thanks for any feedback given... thumbsup

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Jared] #182057 May 20, 12:46pm May 20, 12:46pm
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my friend just used spray paint, then some kind of wheel clearcoat from autozone, so far so good

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: eric11183] #182058 May 20, 12:48pm May 20, 12:48pm
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powdercoating is the best thumbsup

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: RicePowered] #182059 May 20, 12:52pm May 20, 12:52pm
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Might be a stupid question, but whats the difference between painting and powdercoating a rim?

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Jared] #182060 May 20, 1:37pm May 20, 1:37pm
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I think powdercoating is a heated process where all the dry paint sticks to the metal through heat. I could be wrong tho.

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #182061 May 20, 1:38pm May 20, 1:38pm
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^^^ close...powdercoating is baked but the material sprayed on it electronicly held on to the metal thumbsup

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: RicePowered] #182062 May 20, 6:08pm May 20, 6:08pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


ditto. it will last longer and resist cracking a helluva lot better thumbsup

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #182063 May 20, 6:45pm May 20, 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


ditto. it will last longer and resist cracking a helluva lot better thumbsup


yeah its what i want to do too. i just more money

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: cycocelica] #182064 May 20, 7:46pm May 20, 7:46pm
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Anyone have pics of painted stock rims? I was kind of curious of what GTS rims would look like gunmetal or black and if there was any room to have a silver lip.. if so it would be pretty slim.


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Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Vampyre] #182065 May 20, 7:49pm May 20, 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by Vampyre
Anyone have pics of painted stock rims? I was kind of curious of what GTS rims would look like gunmetal or black and if there was any room to have a silver lip.. if so it would be pretty slim.


Christian (NorwayGT) has them painted except he has GT rims. Omar (DaBigTicket) has them too

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: RicePowered] #182066 May 20, 7:51pm May 20, 7:51pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


I agree

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #182067 May 20, 11:01pm May 20, 11:01pm
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go powder coating.. bit much as compared to spray paint but worth while thumbsup


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Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Erick] #182068 May 21, 4:37am May 21, 4:37am
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So what's the process of powdercoating. Like step by step how do you do it. And what materials would you need to do so.

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Jared] #182069 May 21, 11:18am May 21, 11:18am
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ttt... wave

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Jared] #182070 May 21, 11:36am May 21, 11:36am
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powder coating is used in a wide variety of applications where one wants the paint to last..

from Intakes like AEM CAI to vending machines you see at the supermarket.. those 25cent machines =)

check the link below for
What is Powder Coating/How it is done? happywink


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Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Erick] #182071 May 21, 11:39am May 21, 11:39am
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and if you want to do it yourself i guess you could buy some kit like this..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=633&item=3816055522&rd=1

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Firstly, the surface of the part is suitably prepared, just as you would for any other paint job.

The special gun is attached to an air compressor, and a power unit. The air blows the powder from the gun, and the power unit gives the powder a positive charge. At the same time, the power unit is connected to the piece being coated, and so it has a negative charge.

As the positive paint particles fly through the air, they are attracted to the part and lay in an even layer over the entire area of the part. (This works a little like dust on a TV screen)

The part is then placed in an dedicated electric oven, and baked for a while. This cures the coating to a tough chemical resistant finish.
It is important not to use a gas oven, as the emissions from the coating are flammable.




you may want to check how much it would be if you had someone do it for you confused

although doing it yourself would give you that martha stwart feeling of making something thumbsup


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Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Erick] #182072 May 21, 11:50am May 21, 11:50am
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^^Thanks Erick, that's exactly the answer I was looking for, thanks bro... thumbsup

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Jared] #182073 May 21, 11:54am May 21, 11:54am
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np Jared thumbsup I didn't exactly know how it worked before either.. but that kit looks nifty grin least for small things that can fit in an ELECTRIC oven


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Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: Erick] #182074 May 21, 12:54pm May 21, 12:54pm
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Yea...powdercoating looks a lot more complicated then I expected though, but it's interesting non the less... thumbsup

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: cycocelica] #182075 May 21, 10:58pm May 21, 10:58pm
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Originally Posted by cycocelica
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


ditto. it will last longer and resist cracking a helluva lot better thumbsup


yeah its what i want to do too. i just more money


Powder coating: Best decision!

Re: Powder Coating or Painting Rims? [Re: RicePowered] #182076 May 22, 6:37am May 22, 6:37am
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


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powdercoat... it'll last longer than spraypainting

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