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.
I've been trying to do this for some time now. But I can't seem to find a shop that does this in my town. I'll keep trying. Ive also was thinking if its a good idea to paint them flat black after sanding them down. If any one knows of a shop in CA give me a PM or AIM me thx.
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?)
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?
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.
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.