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May 20, 1:45pm - #182056 
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

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May 20, 1:46pm - #182057 
my friend just used spray paint, then some kind of wheel clearcoat from autozone, so far so good

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May 20, 1:48pm - #182058 
powdercoating is the best thumbsup

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May 20, 1:52pm - #182059 
Might be a stupid question, but whats the difference between painting and powdercoating a rim?

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May 20, 2:37pm - #182060 
I think powdercoating is a heated process where all the dry paint sticks to the metal through heat. I could be wrong tho.

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May 20, 2:38pm - #182061 
^^^ close...powdercoating is baked but the material sprayed on it electronicly held on to the metal thumbsup

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May 20, 7:08pm - #182062 
Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


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

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May 20, 7:45pm - #182063 
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

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May 20, 8:46pm - #182064 
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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May 20, 8:49pm - #182065 
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

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May 20, 8:51pm - #182066 
Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


I agree

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May 21, 12:01am - #182067 
go powder coating.. bit much as compared to spray paint but worth while thumbsup


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May 21, 5:37am - #182068 
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.

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May 21, 12:18pm - #182069 
ttt... wave

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May 21, 12:36pm - #182070 
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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May 21, 12:39pm - #182071 
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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May 21, 12:50pm - #182072 
^^Thanks Erick, that's exactly the answer I was looking for, thanks bro... thumbsup

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May 21, 12:54pm - #182073 
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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May 21, 1:54pm - #182074 
Yea...powdercoating looks a lot more complicated then I expected though, but it's interesting non the less... thumbsup

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May 21, 11:58pm - #182075 
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!

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May 22, 7:37am - #182076 
Originally Posted by RicePowered
powdercoating is the best thumbsup


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May 22, 9:04am - #182077 
deal^^dealwerddealdealthumbsup

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May 22, 11:12am - #182078 
powdercoat... it'll last longer than spraypainting

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