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Old 05-18-2007, 11:45 AM   #21
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Just as an FYI.

I know people get wheels powdercoated all the time. But I have a buddy who does powdercoating and he's actually very leary of powdercoating alloy rims. He's read tests showing that some alloy wheels are weakened by the baking process. It depends upon the construction of the wheel, I think, but it's enough danger that he's opted not to do it.

Don't flame me for posting this. I'm just throwing this out there and saying it's worth looking in to.
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Just as an FYI.

I know people get wheels powdercoated all the time. But I have a buddy who does powdercoating and he's actually very leary of powdercoating alloy rims. He's read tests showing that some alloy wheels are weakened by the baking process. It depends upon the construction of the wheel, I think, but it's enough danger that he's opted not to do it.

Don't flame me for posting this. I'm just throwing this out there and saying it's worth looking in to.
I have heard the same too but I guess that anyone could do it but it takes the right skill to do it right, just like in anything else.
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Well. It's not necessarily the skills. It's the process. The powdercoating requires the object to be baked around 400 degree for 20 minutes. (At least the stuff I've powdercoated has). Alloy Wheels may get that hot during their production but it's a matter of them not being designed to be re-heated to that temperature range.
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Just as an FYI.

I know people get wheels powdercoated all the time. But I have a buddy who does powdercoating and he's actually very leary of powdercoating alloy rims. He's read tests showing that some alloy wheels are weakened by the baking process. It depends upon the construction of the wheel, I think, but it's enough danger that he's opted not to do it.

Don't flame me for posting this. I'm just throwing this out there and saying it's worth looking in to.
there is no way I am changing the moleculer structure of stuff at 350 F.
even the softest of metals, aluminum isnt affected.
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chrome powder, they look pretty clean and spiffy, but not as bright as "real" chrome process with electrolysis
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DAMMIT! i wanna get my peg assemblies and clutch cover powder coated, but all the cool hook ups are in Htown.


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if i was in Htown though, id call Scoot. All of the stuff hes donw for people on here that have posted pics and/or reviews is top notch. Plus Scoot has always seemed like a really nice guy. He'd get my business for sure.
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I'm just saying, I've been told it depends upon the process (temperature, prep) and the metal involved. 350 F is lower than other powder temps I've heard of, but it also depends upon the duration of the heat from what I've heard.

I was just offering up the info that it's not as cut and dry as some might think.

From Googling: Here's a series that talks about checking the temper of alloys and that damage is possible if not done right.
http://www.pfonline.com/articles/cli...04cl_pwd1.html
http://www.pfonline.com/articles/cli...06cl_pwd2.html

And here's one that brings up issues about improper preparation of alloy rims leading to stress fractures that are then covered by the powder.
http://www.goosecreekfinishing.com/faq.html

Again, I'm not saying it's impossible to powder coat alloy wheels (The ones on my car are powdercoated). But for safety, some investigation into the temper of the alloy and proper prep is required. Otherwise damage can result.


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whelp, I am not a metalurgest and neither are the guys answering those questions in the links. Annealing takes high temps, I'm not there. They were baked on an assembly line hanging on hooks before I got 'em. I do the same. I also read about the blasting media on certain alloys, I use chemical dunks, no blasting at all.
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^^^Cool.

I just managed to pick up a second set of rims for my bike... That leaves me with some more options about what to do with 'em.
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^^^Cool.

I just managed to pick up a second set of rims for my bike... That leaves me with some more options about what to do with 'em.
whelp, lets coat em, come on over and take a look see.
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