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Just wondering if anybody could make these wheels black? I just want to see...<p>You guys suggest professional painting or just the wheel paint bought at autozone?<p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/chris850t/DSCN4027.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Photoshop plz? (chrisV50t)

If you have a reputable place that does powder coating it can be more durable than a regular paint job. A local place quoted me around $40-50/wheel depending on necessary prep. I plan on getting my wheels done very soon...
 

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I've heard some bad things about powdercoating. Some people's wheels have just shattered when putting new tires on and driving on potholes. Does that occur much?
 

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I haven't heard it causing any problems before, and I know quite a few places that do it all the time. I guess it depends on the quality of the wheel itself, the paint quality, and if the shop knows what it is doing. I guess overcooking the paint could potentially weaken the metal...I will research it a little more.
 

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Re: (carreragt7)

I wouldnt call this exactly black.... but close enough.<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/DSCN4027.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: (chrisV50t)

powder coating forged wheels *CAN* cause internal fracture stress. A quality shop will know what to do with the wheel and the temp the need to cure at.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bigblk4</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">powder coating forged wheels *CAN* cause internal fracture stress. A quality shop will know what to do with the wheel and the temp the need to cure at.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>From my quick google search I can confirm that Todd is in fact a genius. It looks like certain alloy wheels could potentially be damaged if the powder coating is done at too high of temperature. I figure that most wheel places that specialize in powder coating would know the correct temps.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>From my quick google search I can confirm that Todd is in fact a genius. It looks like certain alloy wheels could potentially be damaged if the powder coating is done at too high of temperature. I figure that most wheel places that specialize in powder coating would know the correct temps.</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>Yeah if you type in Todd in google it spits out "is a genius" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Forged wheels are most susceptible to issues when they bake cure the powder coat. Well that and i blew apart a stressed forged sway bar that I had powder coated when I was at the track. Couldnt figure out why the back end got loosey goosey until I heard the clunk-clunk noise of the nuckles dragging.<p>If you are interested check out any STI forum and they will speak the evils of powder coating forged aluminum!
 

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Thanks for the chop s40 boy. Nice, thanks for the quick replies.
 
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