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Paint or Powdercoat wheels?

Postby SC Campbell » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:20 pm

Should I paint or Powdercoat the wheels on my '46 Kit? Pro's and Con's of each. Thanks

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Re: Paint or Powdercoat wheels?

Postby Redneck Teepee » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:12 pm

I usually will powder coat un painted or coated wheels and then sometimes paint to my color of choice if need be, the powder coat adds the protection needed I think.

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Powder coating generally produces a coating twice as thick as standard paint. The real advantage is its flexibility and ability to bend and yield with the material it is applied to. This makes it ideal in the transportation industry where the products are subject to a lot of vibration and twisting as they move down the road. We have also found that they stand up way better to rock chips and other common road damage.
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Re: Paint or Powdercoat wheels?

Postby H.A. » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:47 pm

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Re: Paint or Powdercoat wheels?

Postby dales133 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:21 pm

If you touch up scratches with enamel paint it seems to work.
It takez a bit to damage powdercoat,far more effort than to scratch paint
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Re: Paint or Powdercoat wheels?

Postby SC Campbell » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:57 pm

Thanks all! I have decided to Powdercoat these wheels and see how they turnout and hold up.
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Re: Paint or Powdercoat wheels?

Postby paintm4u » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:45 pm

As a painter I like to paint my wheels and most everything else. I do this in case I get a chip or scratch in them. With powder coat its a lot harder and more expensive to
repair. If I get a chip with paint just a quick sand and blend and all done. Just my choice, especially on wheels and other high use and possible impact areas.
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Re: Paint or Powdercoat wheels?

Postby razorback » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:47 am

In my humble opinion the best part of the powder coat is that it is baked on. Produces a finish that is more durable. Just my opinion.
Colors are usually limited as the powder coat company you choose generally has basic colors only. Someone suggested earlier and I agree
that after powder coating you can then use a paint in the color of choice .
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