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Old 03-16-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
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Getting wheels powdercoated



Monday to the shop. I've read many comments, on a variety of forums, that the backside of the wheel contacting the hub... and the lug holes... shouldn't be coated instead masked off.

I don't track. No fancy braking. Should I just deliver the wheels and let him do his thing? Or... should I instruct him to mask the contact points, hub and lugs?

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Old 03-16-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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Definitely want to keep the back side clean of any PC. The lug holes are a bit more tough. If powder coated all the way deep, it will most likely flake the first time you torque to spec.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:22 AM   #3
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Definitely want to keep the back side clean of any PC. The lug holes are a bit more tough. If powder coated all the way deep, it will most likely flake the first time you torque to spec.
Thank you. I chose to visit the shop late afternoon... discussed my concerns... and his responses echoed yours. I'm feeling more confident my wheels won't roll off.

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Old 03-17-2018, 03:23 PM   #4
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Would you mind sharing what it costs to have them powdercoated? PM is fine with me too. I have been wanting to ditch the plasti-dip on mine and have them painted gloss or satin black and am getting close to pulling the trigger.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:11 AM   #5
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Would you mind sharing what it costs to have them powdercoated? PM is fine with me too. I have been wanting to ditch the plasti-dip on mine and have them painted gloss or satin black and am getting close to pulling the trigger.
$75 a wheel. 16 inchers. I asked him what would be his price for the 22s I sport on the Edge... same price. I toured his entire shop, nice, and everything he had hanging looked smooth as silk.

I had considered painting the wheel myself... spray paint... the entire process. Considered the time to square everything up... cleaning, degreasing, sanding, degreasing, smoothing, etc., and figured 3 bills was the most efficient route.
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