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Powder Coating Wheels Advice

 
 
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RichMayo
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:41 am    Post subject: Powder Coating Wheels Advice Reply with quote

Wheels need some attention... not sure whether or not to DIY it or get it done professionally. Got quoted 85 a corner at a local place this morning excl vat... seems like a lot to me considering the price of new wheels. Was a quote for stripping down + cleaning surface and powder coating as I understand it.

Any advice?
Any suggestions on where to take in the South Gloucestershire / Bristol area?
Existing finish is chrome (whats left) - any reason that might hike the price up? (happy to go to a paint finish)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's expenive, 50 a wheel is about average, So shop around.
These's cost me 45 a wheel plus vat.
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RichMayo
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I thought it sounded like a lot... but wasn't sure where the average price should be.

Spent some time dithering about this last night and looking up the costs of spray cans of paint etc. I'm debating a DIY paint job. I reckon sand paper, primers, paint, laquer for all four will come in at less than 50 for all four wheels. Struggling with the cost of 200+ when I could get four new wheels for similar money.

If I go DIY then it'll come down to how well the paint sticks and how badly they chip... if it doesn't hold / gets chipped I'll know got to fork out the cash for the pros to do it right - but I guess I'll know for sure then.
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RichMayo
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found this...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anthracite-Black-Meta...sd%3D251956607211

...tempted to give it a go.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Powder Coating Wheels Advice Reply with quote

RichMayo wrote:
Wheels need some attention... not sure whether or not to DIY it or get it done professionally. Got quoted 85 a corner at a local place this morning excl vat... seems like a lot to me considering the price of new wheels. Was a quote for stripping down + cleaning surface and powder coating as I understand it.

Any advice?
Any suggestions on where to take in the South Gloucestershire / Bristol area?
Existing finish is chrome (whats left) - any reason that might hike the price up? (happy to go to a paint finish)


Having chrome would certainly in my eyes increase the price due to having to either remove the chrome or tamp in down enough for the paint to hold.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My limited experience with the process for the wheels I had done, Was I think,
shot blasted, zinc etched, powder coat and baked. I had mine done at a welding fabricators who make all sorts of outside equipment.

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