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Old 17 Jan 2005, 02:30 am
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Default painting wheels

Im not sure if this is the right section or not.

I was recently given a set of the 2001 5 spoke painted wheels. i would like to paint them a different color. is there any trick to painting them?

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Old 17 Jan 2005, 06:27 am
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Like any other painting...preparation of the surface is 9/10ths of the job. Do it right, take your time.
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Old 18 Jan 2005, 11:02 pm
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Powder coat lasts a lot longer and is cheaper if you have a professional do the work.
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 01:59 am
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well i want to paint the same color as my car (electric blue) how close can they powerdercoat and how much is cheaper? im looking at 160 for base/clear and im shooting it myself as soon as its warm

but i like the idea of powdercoating... info please
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Old 20 Jan 2005, 12:18 am
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I had my wheels powdercoated for $50 a wheel. You would have to check with powder coaters in your area for color choice. There are many colors available, but not all powder coaters use them all.

Some information available:

http://www.emachineshop.com/finishing/powder.htm

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/powder_coating.htm

http://www.1stindustrialdirectory.co..._Services.html

http://www.caswellplating.com/powder...r_colors2.html



http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...emType=CONTENT

http://www.caswellplating.com/powder/powder_colors.html



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Old 20 Jan 2005, 02:20 pm
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Hope this isn't off topic, but powder coating is a great alternative to painting. I took the plenum, down tubes and valve covers off my Corvette and had them powder coated. Couldn't be more pleased. I had painted them by hand before that and you can see the difference.

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Old 20 Jan 2005, 03:46 pm
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Powder coating is tougher and easier to clean, in addition to the smoothness. The only real question would be color. Additional cost within reason is worth it. If you find a Co. that can meet your needs, please share any color info with us.
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