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I just aquired a new set of P-type wheels for my car. I was thinking about having them sandblasted and powder coated flat black. Has anyone done this? I have not been able to find pictures of this anywhere.
 

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i tried photoshopping it once,
i think it looks hot and its what im going to do
 

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I called a few places here in Oklahoma. Everyone was charging $40 per wheel (sand blasted & powder coated). I guess thats not too bad. I LOVE that picture! I will post my pictures when I get it complete (May 2004?)
 

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I love the idea of powder coating - all black might disappear a bit and look like dirty boring wheels?

I'd love to see a photoshop of our wheels painted black with the grooves in red :D
 

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How about black (or gunmetal) and leave the lip polished? I think I may have seen a pic somewhere....
 

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Yeah, I 'just' bought a set of stockers for mine. I plan to mirror polish the 4/8 spokes, spray the 'background' stuff in flat black and do the grooves in red to match the car.

Just wondering how powder coating would go.
 

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Eastwood offers the powder and the gun. All you need is someone to blast the wheels, air supply (about 15 psi), 110v outlet, and an oven that'll cook from 400 to 450F.

Powdercoating is relatively easy and inexpensive.
 

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While we're discussing powder coating, can anyone tell me how durable it is compared to paint? As all the wheel refinishers round here are offering it I'm assuming it's better than paint, or is it just that it's easier to apply? Also, can you paint over powder, or powder coat over paint?
 

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Powder coating is more durable than paint. The only issue is the amount of choices for colors.

It's very hard to chip powder coated products. But it's even harder to repair powder coated items.
 

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Alright, here are the pictures as promised... just a year late.

I got these wheels for free. They were very dirty and covered in brake dust.

Here are the results...



 

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interesting, looks great.. how does it look on the car though?. i wanted to do black powdercoating with a polished lip, but none of the powdercoaters out here will do that for me(dont know why since they make high temp tape for that reason.. maybe i should try and do it myself, but i have a problem with doing it in a gas oven.
 

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IMHO, All black looks boring on the Mk II. It looks good in other applications though.
But this thread has got me thinking of what to do with that spare set of wheels I have. I'm considering the gun metal option or deep grey with dark maroon in the grooves to match the body paint. Fortunately I have a good powder coater nearby who will custom blend some of his coatings for the desired color or effect.
 

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lil'devil said:
Gun metal powder coat with the lip polished gets my vote too
:woot:

Where's the "i'm with stupid" icon?
 
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