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Old October 22nd, 2012, 12:45 PM
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powder coating Boost wheels

Sharing some photos of my boost wheels powder coating process. The hard part is done. Painting today or tomorrow. Im going with satin black.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:03 PM
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What are you going to do for lug nuts?
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:16 PM
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I found some used lug nuts for $10.00 for all 20

You can find them at many junk yards. That's where I got the wheels.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:42 PM
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You found black ones?
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Good question. Ill either use them as is or powder coat them too.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 02:35 PM
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I've been thinking I may do the same but I'm hung up on the lug nuts. Please let me know how it all turns out..

Maybe painting them would work. I know for sure the powder coat will not stand up to the beating of an impact wrench. Pain would be easy to touch up.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Powdercoating changes the diameter of the lug nuts too.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:28 PM
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It comes right off with an impact wrench.
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I love black boost wheels!!!!!!!!!! they look bad ass!
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 04:35 PM
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pardon the cell phone pics. tires on order. 255 85 16 BFG
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Anyone take any stock in what people say about the powder coat process temperatures and making the alloy more brittle? I have seen lots of people do them and it looks great, as do these, just wonder if anyone else has heard that.
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Anyone take any stock in what people say about the powder coat process temperatures and making the alloy more brittle? I have seen lots of people do them and it looks great, as do these, just wonder if anyone else has heard that.
It bakes on at about 400 degrees which is relatively low. I have had concerns for powder coated springs, which have about the lowest temper point at above 600 degrees, so I doubt that the oven will effect the alloys
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Great photo spread.
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pardon the cell phone pics. tires on order. 255 85 16 BFG
Say- are you putting keyed lugs on these...just sayin-
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Anyone take any stock in what people say about the powder coat process temperatures and making the alloy more brittle? I have seen lots of people do them and it looks great, as do these, just wonder if anyone else has heard that.
I have a set of Boosts for highway, and steel ANR1534's for trail. I'm figuring you mean brittle for offroad use. I've also read that the Boosts are the strongest of the alloys, but I read that on the Internet, so...
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He means brittle for road use. There is an article about how some company won't honor a warranty on wheels that were on a mustang because the spokes broke when he was tracking the car. I need to find the link. The company claims when the owner powder coated or painted the wheels he changes the metal properties. Pure bullshit.
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I powder coated my track wheels on my 993 twin turbo Porsche. No issues. This should tell you how I feel about heating the wheels to 400 degrees.

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Say- are you putting keyed lugs on these...just sayin-

Bill, I wont be parking this truck in Detroit.
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I powder coated my track wheels on my 993 twin turbo Porsche. No issues. This should tell you how I feel about heating the wheels to 400 degrees.

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Bill, I wont be parking this truck in Detroit.
sorry, old habits...you know in your hood those well-to-do no good youngins, you gotz to watch out for them.
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