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STALKER 12-01-2007 03:33 PM

Powder coating rims??
 
I did a search, nothing concrete.

I want to powder coat the stock wheels on the 4.8IS to a gunmetal or anthracite colour.

I would prefer not to just paint them since the paint will chip. That being said, I only want it done by the right ppl, as to not add to much weight to the rim or hurt the integrity of the rim, as I have read some powder coating procedures can do.

Any thoughts???

dtthiaga 12-01-2007 04:08 PM

What about painting the rim, keeping the colour code and get Sherwin Williams or something like that to mix you a spray can worth of paint. This way, you can touch up the rims if you need too.

Good amount of clearcoat, and good quality (with a bit more flex agent) may work well.

STALKER 12-01-2007 04:16 PM

Im not a big fan of painting them, they will still chip. I painted my Kinesis rims once, and they did chip.

tor e30 12-01-2007 09:45 PM

rims
 
try these guys. speak to Rick.


PRECISION RIM REPAIR
118 Rivalda Road
Weston, Ontario, M9L 2K1
Phone: (416) 665-3038, Toll Free 1-800-561-9712

STALKER 12-02-2007 11:31 AM

Have you had work done there before?

sreeja 12-07-2007 02:40 AM

Try lngham’s Custom Powder Coating!Customer service is always a priority at lngham’s, and parts are back to customers in 7 to 10 working days. They’ll even pick up and deliver! They are excited about another of his services, plastic coating, which is FDA and USDA approved. . While you’re at it, ask Kyle about his newest service, paint burn off.

slemmer 12-07-2007 08:11 PM

I've heard the effort and costs for powder coating or chroming tend to be more expensive than buying something similar but new. I thought about chroming my M-Pars but was told something similar.

tor e30 12-12-2007 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STALKER (Post 1084606)
Have you had work done there before?

I have had work done there before - Precision - and he is currently coating my 16" ROH Astron rims a charcoal color.

T.Dot_E30 12-12-2007 02:00 PM

King Luis had basketweaves done at this place

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Luis
Byers-Bush & Jet Kote.
go to the side of the building and there is a door, walk in and ask for maria. i paid like $80 a wheel. they chemical strip is and then powdercoat it like any colour. i think its 80 for the basic colours and more money for a custom colour.

here's the address
1300 FEWSTER DR., MISSISSAUGA
and the phone number
(905) 625-4334
its off dixie north of eastgate.


Axxe 12-12-2007 03:29 PM

I'm still amazed at how expensive powder coating is here (in North America).

acceleration 12-13-2007 01:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STALKER (Post 1084453)
Im not a big fan of painting them, they will still chip. I painted my Kinesis rims once, and they did chip.

The stock wheels are painted. So long as you have them done properly, they won't chip.

I've had wheels done by European Autobody before - no problems with chipping.

tor e30 12-13-2007 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acceleration (Post 1088695)
The stock wheels are painted. So long as you have them done properly, they won't chip.

I've had wheels done by European Autobody before - no problems with chipping.

Some body shop send wheels out to get done as they usually do not have the equipment to strip and prep the rims properly. Prepping usually involves bathing the rims in a solution or solvent based stripping agent among other procedures.

acceleration 12-13-2007 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tor e30 (Post 1088764)
Some body shop send wheels out to get done as they usually do not have the equipment to strip and prep the rims properly. Prepping usually involves bathing the rims in a solution or solvent based stripping agent among other procedures.

They do it in-house.

STALKER 12-13-2007 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acceleration (Post 1088695)
The stock wheels are painted. So long as you have them done properly, they won't chip.

I've had wheels done by European Autobody before - no problems with chipping.

Paint will always be far more fragile then powdercoating.

dtthiaga 12-13-2007 07:27 PM

But, as you said, Powdercoating if don't incorrectly can damage the rim material.

Paint, with a expensive clearcoat, the same stuff you use on front bumpers to prevent chipping, will work fine. It's all in the clearcoat you use. :)


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