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dablaze919

Powder coating wheels

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Post by dablaze919 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:57 am

I want to powder coat my rims...I have no issues with building wheels, but have never had rims powder coated before. I would like any advice or concerns as to what should/might happen. I have a set of straight, but not so perfect chrome rims, can I use these? Are steel, non chromed rims available (I am sure black ones must be, I have just never sourced them) and is this a better way to start? Are the Spoke holes any concern, do they need to be cleared a bit so the spokes settle in correctly?

Thanks for your help!

Craig



oldschool

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Post by oldschool » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:31 am

I have never found unplated wheels they would rust in minutes!
Take your wheels to a plating shop and have the chrome, nickle and copper striped off
then coat them in a anti-rust coating of oil wd-40 and keep them from moister most powder coaters will be able to bead blast them for a nice even finish before the powder coating is applyed good luck

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