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Old February 28th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Powder coating rims...?

Anyone have any advice for or against powder coating alloy rims? I like the style of the standard alloy rims on my Defender but would like them to be black in color. Does powder coating work well for this type of thing??? Do the rims have to be made from steel?

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Old February 28th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Does powder coating work well for this type of thing??? Do the rims have to be made from steel?

Cheers, john
Powder Coating is extremely durable. They will show scratchs, but they tend not to flake like paint. Powder coat will fade over time, but it is waxable. You can powder coat aluminun wheels. Good Luck.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Mine are powder coated silver to look stock and look great after 5 years.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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powder coat is the way to go! But can be expensive so shop around.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Powder coating looks great... but for me wheel wheels that will inevitably get banged up, I paint. Easier to touch up.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Powder coat is strong but it will still scratch if you off-road your truck. Cleaning the area you are powder coating is essential, even a tiny crack in the metal will cause the powder coat to peal after some time.

I had the frame and subframe of my motorcycle powder coated a fe years ago and the paint is starting to peal in some areas, but then again I ride all year-round and the salt the put on the roads in NYC has contributed to the pealing.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Thanks for all the info guys. I do not off road too much these days so looks like I will go for it. Thanks!!!
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I did semi-gloss on stock allow rims on my 90. I like the fact that now the rims match the rollcage, bumper etc. If I run across a recent pic, I post it. I think I had the rims PC in Moab and didn't scratch them at all course I did a waaaayyyy more dumb thing the scratching my rims dah!. Once you get the PC you want to have the sticky weights on the inside of the rims so you are not using pinch weights on your new PC rims.

O...and I think I paid about $60 a wheel to have them done. I used SEM plastic paint on the center caps in black to match.
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