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Powder coat wheels. Help!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jason.bird, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Jul 31, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    So I bought some new (slightly used, 15 miles) wheels and tires for my truck off an 2018 tundra. 18" rims that I plan on powder coating black. The guy deflated the tires and stacked the rims on top of each other and there are some surface scratches. Before they get powder coated they sandblast the wheels, will that remove thist scratches?

    Here are some pictures.

    IMG_20180731_195953.jpg IMG_20180731_195927.jpg IMG_20180731_195917.jpg
     
  2. Jul 31, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    How deep?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Might be though the top coat. I got such a great deal and was in a rush I didn't look good at them. Might bite me in the ass.
     
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    The sand blast SHOULD be able to get the majority of those scratches out. Even if the blaster has to pay a little extra attention to those spots. You'll be fine.
     
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    It’s pretty amazing what a good wheel shop and powdercoat pro can do. Although I can’t see the depth I’d bet they will be able to make it work. May cost you extra.
     
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    I hope so. Thanks!
     
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    Keep us posted!
     
  8. Jul 31, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    Just when I thought I got a smoking deal. Always something extra to pay. Definitely worth it to have a nice powder coat job.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Will do. I won't be able to take them in for a few weeks. But I'll post up after they are finished.
     
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    If the scratches are not deep into the metal or are just coating depth. After sand blasting if there is a deviation in surface smoothness or appearance it can be taken down a bit around the rim itself and re sandblasted before powder is applied. The quality is in the prep.
     
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    Gotcha. The place doing it has been around for 25 years so hopefully they can do it.
     
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    Im sure they have worked with rims with similar issues brother
     
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    After looking at the photos those scratches don’t look that deep. I think after sand blasting if there is still scratches they can just sand the areas down. This should smooth them out before powder coating. I doubt you will have any major problems.
     
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    I've had alot of parts blasted. I agree with @1UPPER a good coater can take care of that no problem.
     
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  16. Aug 13, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    I just dropped the wheels off to get powder coated. They said sandblasting the wheels will correct the scuffs. They should be done Thursday and I'll post pictures.
     
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