Painted vs Powdercoat

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:58
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Well bit the bullet bought the Goodyears as my bush set of tyres want to paint my steelies black they are a bit rusty
To powdercoat or paint
Any comments
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:03

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:03
This has been up before...........
Guy wanted to do a Bullbar. There was no clear winner here............

Wheels............Paint. Simple.

Powdercoat will chip off in larger chunks than paint because it is applied thicker.

I think most steel rims are painte to begin with anyway, so that would tell me to stay with paint.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Matt H - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:50

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:50
Appreciate the feedback woolfie
I WANT MY NEW TYRES NOW
sooner the better.
Just to throw another spanner in the works (More$$$)will i need a lift kit to accomidate the 285/75 R16 on my100series LC

You say pc will chip has anyone heard of this causing a tyre to deflate
pc coated rim is verry slippery has any one lost a tyre because of this
Why I am asking this question re paint vs pc is as you know woolfie that it is ken cold here in Adelaide and I WANT MY NEW TYRES NOW They are sitting in the tyre joint awaiting my dry black rims
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Reply By: rolande- Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:33

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:33
If its only a second set to play, painting is easier
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Reply By: cj - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:21

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:21
If powdercoat chips as badly as you say then it was a pretty low quality job. Me, I'd always go powdercoat because if it is done right it will be tougher than normal paint. Get your old rims sandblasted first. If you want cheap and easy then just go and buy some spray cans and do it yourself and you can touch them up easily when you want to.
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Reply By: Hero - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:39

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:39
I always have my wheels sand blased and powder coated, its a stronger and harder finish. A lot of rally car wheels are done this way because the coating outlasts paint from stone peppering. I am however reffering to alloy wheels, steel wheels may be different story.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:11

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:11
Wire brush and a tin of Big W black.. Cheapest, then when they get scratched or chip, you can repaint them.

Oh for the price of getting powder coated, you can buy black Sunny style rims from ProComp in Narre Warren New.
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Reply By: Member - KG (QLD) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:50

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:50
blast then powdercoat... i think i paid about 30 bucks a rim to get mine done in black...
i'm no hardcore rock crawler but i do my fair share of off roading and i havent chipped / scratched one yet.

just gotta hope the monkey fitting your tyres is a little gentle with the levers

cheers,

KG

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