Originally Posted by EWR
Dave, why do you want to galvy your wheels?..
I would not go through that process for my tire carrier personally. I'd send out for powder coat. The last thing I want to do is to add more weight to the back of my truck, and more so add weight to a carrier that already is a piss poor design....IMO.
I end up powdercoating over galvanizing for most customer stuff, or at the least using a 25% zinc powder. Galvy does not add that much weight if done correctly, which is hard to achive with most galvy shops that are more acustomed to fence posts. All depends on the desired end result and what the intended use is.
Don't bother galvanizing the wheels.