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Old 05-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Question For Those of You With Powder Coated Wheels. Are These OK Or Messed Up?

I had my stock wheels powder coated yesterday.
I understand that normally there is some pitting and imperfections but I want to see if my case is normal or if they are poorly done.
If it is normal and they just aren't PERFECT, I don't want to send them back.
But if they are poorly done that is another issue.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Damn I love your car. Sorry I've never had anything powder coated, so I'm no expert but they don't look right.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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powder is a little thin in some spots and thick in others. Wheels are hard as hell to coat properly. Hard to say from pics whether they are bad enough to request a refinish. They look fine from 5 feet.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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LOL thanks Mongoose! And thanks Diabolical! for the input.

I think I'll take it to the place that did not powder coat them, but directed me to them to have them done. They will give me an honest opinion.
Oh another thing... what do I want to use to clean these with and what do I NOT want to use as far as wheel cleaners?

Also.. more opinions on the job are welcomed and encouraged!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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My plant refinishes wheels and your guy should re do them. It happens, and they should not hassle you, you have a legit complaint if you should decide to go that route.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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It's only one wheel that has this problem it seems.
Can I have the one wheel taken off or do they need all of them in order to get a match on the color and density etc?
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It's only one wheel that has this problem it seems.
Can I have the one wheel taken off or do they need all of them in order to get a match on the color and density etc?
Just the one
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Do you think the one in the first photo should be redone as well?
I cant tell but is that a bubble at the top?
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Yeah that wheels doesn't look very good. :/
They look great from a distance though!
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