powdercoat stock wheels

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by pappi16, May 1, 2014.

  1. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I can say after having my new Team D wheels mounted with new tires and my Blue SVT poweder coated wheels mounted I had NO scratches at all And the Team D wheels were mounted on the "OLD" style tire machine infact the guys did not want to do them till I said lets try just one and see after all what I am going to do to these rims a lil smirch won't matter . If they use lots of lube (LOL I know) and go easy it will be fine or at least it worked for me.. My Powder coated blue SVT wheels I took to wally world as they were the only place open at the time and they had a newer machine with plastic rim gaurds or something I didn't get to watch but they came out with NO marks either ..
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  3. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Would platidip wheels survive on the newer machines?

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  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I don't see why not and the joy of PD is it can be redone for little or now added cost vs Poweder coating.
  5. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Correct. Most shops these days will have tire mounting machines that do not require a pry bar to touch the rim when putting on the tire.

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  6. wash

    wash Active Member

    A tire wouldn't survive a powder coating oven. You have to mount tires after coating.

    I would not expect plastidip to survive tire mounting but I could be wrong. On the other hand, the best way is to get tires mounted, then plastidip. No oven required and no chance of mounting damage that way.
  7. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I just bought 4 cans of black and a aerosol spray gun adapter from home depot. Tomorrow im goin to pepboys to pickup either glossifier, metalizer or pearilzer. Havnt decided yet.

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  8. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I can tell you first hand that the Plastidip fared better that I expected when I had my winter tires swapped for the Direzza ZII's. It did rub off the very outer edge about 1/4 of the way around. I was able to trim the peeled section and touch it up without having to redo the whole wheel.
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  9. Vaughn

    Vaughn New Member

    How is everyone doing, new here. I used PlastiDip on my rims last weekend, I'm very happy with the way they turned out. image.jpg
    Last edited: May 12, 2014
  10. Just a FYI, when I choose a color to powder coat something that will be exposed to daily wear & tear, I pick a color that I can get a rattle can of engine enamel (which usually has a fair amount of polyurethane in it) to make touch up easier.

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