Powder Coating durability - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 02-18-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Shadow322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 73
Powder Coating durability

I am looking to get my wheels powder coated black but I was wondering about the durability. I have had them Plasti dipped for awhile now and they held pretty good until I got my new tires put on. The mount and balancer took off all the Plasti dip around the edges which wasn't that big of a surprise, but would this happen with powder coated wheels? Any advice or experience is appreciated!!
Shadow322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bloomfield
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 231
Powder coating is done on alot of wheels from the factory as well. My Brembo wheels were actually powder coated as they came, and I stripped them and had them done in Satin black. Powder coating is the standard nowadays for many parts that are exposed to harsh environment. Whoever mounts the tires, just needs to use caution, when mounting the tires to avoid damaging the finish. My friends put mine on without so much as a scuff on the wheels, at his tire shop.

DeepImpactPony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Venomouz831's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Seaside
Region: California
Posts: 8,133
My brother has his wheels powder coated on his BMW and its durable, he also has gotten new tires on em. I would highly reccomend getting them done.
__________________
)02 Gt, Founder of WE2G
Venomouz831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
madGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chester County
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow322 View Post
I am looking to get my wheels powder coated black but I was wondering about the durability. I have had them Plasti dipped for awhile now and they held pretty good until I got my new tires put on. The mount and balancer took off all the Plasti dip around the edges which wasn't that big of a surprise, but would this happen with powder coated wheels? Any advice or experience is appreciated!!
I think pc holds up extremely well. I don't have anything on my car pc'd, but most of my bike was pc'd including the pegs. Figured if my boots can be on there for hours and hours (and hours and hours and hours) without anything wearing off from the friction, parts that won't get direct "contact" other than wind and the occasional rock should last longer.

Here's my baby.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3688620257.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	479.8 KB
ID:	91645
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3984180085.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	384.7 KB
ID:	91646  
madGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Shadow322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 73
Okay sweet! Sounds like I've made up my mind lol, thanks guys!
Shadow322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Shadow322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 73
Okay so the shop I was going to take my wheels to for powder coating need the wheels naked, does anyone have any ideas on a DIY method of mounting and balancing tires? Or at least a cheap way to get it done?
Shadow322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bloomfield
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 231
If their was an easy DIY I would have done mine. I was fortunate to have friends with a tire shop remove mine, and even then it was a bit of a PIA, because of the size of the wheel and tire. It's best to let this for the people with the right equipment.
DeepImpactPony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mustangdust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Michigan
Posts: 295
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2563226618.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	510.1 KB
ID:	91708



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-332830755.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	485.1 KB
ID:	91709
Mustangdust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mustangdust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Region: Michigan
Posts: 295
Gloss black for my girls trail blazer did powered coated them my self
Mustangdust is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



07:38 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.