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Old October 12th, 2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Got two of the 15x8 widetrack rims powdercoated today, for the Guatemalan GW build we're doing. Here are pics from today's fun in the garage.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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dang, those look nice
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dang, those look nice
Thanks,
Here's what they used to look like!

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Old October 12th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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Great job!
They look new. :)








This thread makes me happy that my hubby painted his rims before you posted it.
my oven would have been ruined. LOLZ
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Old October 12th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #5
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Great job!
They look new. :)








This thread makes me happy that my hubby painted his rims before you posted it.
my oven would have been ruined. LOLZ

Thanks, it's always great seeing stuff turn out nice.

Yeah, it wouldn't be prudent for your hubby to use the kitchen oven

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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #6
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those did turn out nice. any idea how many mills are on the finished rim? and did the kit come with enough powder for 4 rims?

good job on the rims!

and i am glad i got mine done before i saw this or i would be buying an oven. hey, wait. there are alot of things i could powder coat.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #7
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there is a place here in kent city that sells powder by the lb. almost any color any finish most for $7 a lb
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those did turn out nice. any idea how many mills are on the finished rim? and did the kit come with enough powder for 4 rims?

good job on the rims!

and i am glad i got mine done before i saw this or i would be buying an oven. hey, wait. there are alot of things i could powder coat.
No idea on the final coating thickness. I apply the powder as thick as I can get it before baking. If you get it too thick, it will chunk off if there is not enough of a static bond between the metal (-) and powder (+).

If you are going to do the rims, I would suggest getting about 2-lbs of powder, just to be safe. I bought 5-lbs of Mirror Black, since I will be doing more rims after these are done.

You can pick up a used electric oven on Craigslist ... I got mine for $20.

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do you have to bake old rims that were factory poweder coated before you can sand blast them and re coat them? i have 94 chevy steel rims that are getting rusty. a sand blasting shop told me the 94s were poweder coated and would need to burn the old poweder off to sandblast them
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I have plans to do this some day! Is that the harbor freight "hot coat" setup? it's a lot more appealing than the $250 setups for starters.
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Wow, those turned out great. Did you try testing the durability of the coating where the tire goes on the rim?

Scratching it or anything?

Maybe throw a rock at it
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What did you use to first clean the old paint, etc. off the rims?
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I've been looking at getting one of these eastwood setups, looks like it works nicely hmmmmmm.........
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What did you use to first clean the old paint, etc. off the rims?
I started to blast them in my Harbor Freight cabinet, but that was taking more time than I wanted to spend. So, I spent the $12/rim to get them done at PB Pollock's in Fraser, MI. They do a great job and their prices are great, too. Some places wanted $25-$30 per rim, which is rediculous.

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Scratching it or anything?

Maybe throw a rock at it
I shot them with a 44-magnum ... they're fine ... I'm not, though.

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I have plans to do this some day! Is that the harbor freight "hot coat" setup? it's a lot more appealing than the $250 setups for starters.

No, not the Harbor Freight unit (Chicago Electric). This is the ORIGINAL Hot Coat System by Eastwood.

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do you have to bake old rims that were factory poweder coated before you can sand blast them and re coat them? i have 94 chevy steel rims that are getting rusty. a sand blasting shop told me the 94s were poweder coated and would need to burn the old poweder off to sandblast them
Powdercoating is a bugger to remove sometimes. If you bake them hot enough, the coating starts to degrade/bubble/bake off and then you can sand blast them easier.

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how do you powder the side that lays on the oven rack?
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how do you powder the side that lays on the oven rack?
I powder the back side of the rim first and bake it. Then I flip it over and powder the face of the rim and bake it. You end up with a small smudge in the coating on the back side, where it rests on the rack. Since it's the back side, the smudge isn't that much of an asthetic issue.

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Default Aluminum GW Rim Center caps - Mirror Chrome

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Did up one of the aluminum center caps for the GW aluminum rims. See the before shot vs. after shot. Before shot received a quick blast in the blasting cabinet to clean them up and rough them up for powder. After shot looks purdy ...

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