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Typically coaters will work on:
- Project Builds
- After Market Brands
Depending on the level of deterioration chrome wheel restoration can be on a case by case basis.
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Some coaters will offer complete rim repair and drive in service be sure to check with them about which services they offer because they are not all the same. For more on what to know before powder coating check out How To Avoid Problems With Your Powder Coater. If you have general questions go to our Behind the Scenes post which may have answers to burning questions like how to test if your wheel is powder coated or painted.
Most powder coaters will ask for the size of your rims because it will help determine the cost and the amount of powder needed for the job. You will want to give them, at the minimum, the diameter and preferably the width or depth of the wheel if you know it, particularly if it is deep. Also let them know if there will be a reveal on the inside, that way they know that the rim will need full and complete coverage.
A powder coated finish offers superior scratch, impact and chemical resistance. It can handle UV and salt conditions more readily than even today’s most sophisticated paints. The process is more economical and environmentally friendly. Unlike paints which rely heavily on solvents, powders reduce VOC emissions and the quick cure process allows fast turnaround that delivers a long-lasting, durable product. Learn more about other types of metal solutions there are for restoring rims and other metal parts on our applications page.
Typically, aluminum, steel, alloys and some solid cast metals can be powder coated. Provided it can hold an electrostatic charge. It must also be free from any excess oil and lubricants, rubber coatings and plastic parts. The process is broken down into 4 stages.
Is a term used in our industry to describe the condition of a perfectly prepped metal surface by sandblasting. The surface of any metal needs to be raised enough for the bonding process and well as be free of any existing decay like rust or corrosion. It also removes field coatings like paint, plating and galvanizing and preps the surface properly before powdering. Most coaters use a media like 60-80 grit.
More On Powders
Powder coating powders come in a variety of Types and Kinds. For your everyday automotive projects, outdoor-rated powders like TGIC, Polyesters, and Urethanes are the best. They come in a variety of color selection including smooth, textured, candies and translucent. Smooth finishes come in Super Mirror, Semi-gloss, Satin, and Matte. They can be applied based on the demand of performance or the specific purpose of the installation. Get free downloads and infographics from all of our popular posts including a list of the more commonly powders used in the industry.
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