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Powder Coating Wheels ?'s

Is it OK to have steel wheels powder coated over urethane high build primer or any other primer? Thinking of changing plans and having the wheels powder coated black rather than just painted black and then the outside painted the body color.

Is it OK to then scuff sand the exterior surface of the wheel and then have it painted with an urethane enamel? Will the urethane stick?

Thinking the powder coating should be better overall and then I could painted to outside the body color I want. Thanks.


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James, powdercaosting requires bare metal. My local PC shop did all 5 of my 65 442 wheels for around $300, incuding blasting and fixing a ding for me. And I'll tell you what, I got aggressive mounting the BFGs on them and didn't scratch them atall!

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Andy be right.

You cannot powder over paint. Powder requires an over to cure and regular paint doesnt like to be baked.

No big deal though. If you must have primer - your powercoat shop can that too.

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My wheels are powder coated, and when I installed my full wheel covers it scratched the coating. The lips on the covers are pretty sharp and will cut through paint and powder. Thought you'd like to know in case you're planning on using the mag caps.
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Thanks, just talked to the powder coater yesterday, he talked about a zinc primer and then a top coat, I suppose that zinc coat is a special type of power paint, then the top coat.

Guess I will scratch that idea, and go ahead with urethane black over the full wheel and then paint the outside body color with overspray as I planned.

I've got another set of wheel disc brake wheels with a 1.00 offset that I can use for the Mags if I go that way.


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