Wheels.

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kaddy
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Wheels.

Post by kaddy » 6th December 2017 - 7:14pm

As powder coating my wheels is not an option in my neck of the woods.

Whats the next best option for weather proofing the rims.

Thanks

T

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sparkywig
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Re: Wheels.

Post by sparkywig » 6th December 2017 - 10:16pm

Paint them?
Or use rim wax.

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Re: Wheels.

Post by broady_6 » 6th December 2017 - 10:59pm

whats you neck of the woods? home powder coating kit?
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Re: Wheels.

Post by Kai » 6th December 2017 - 11:04pm

Plasti dip and Hydro dipping are other forms of coating items.

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Re: Wheels.

Post by kaddy » 7th December 2017 - 12:23am

Neck of the woods is midlands in Ireland.

The boonies in terms of any local specialists.

Home powder coating, mmm...???

Has to be a home based option, as there are no business based ones near me :shock:

Thanks for the quick responses and ideas folks. It now gives me something

to chew on. :)

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Re: Wheels.

Post by broady_6 » 7th December 2017 - 10:20pm

not a cheap thing, but if you've got a fair few bits to do itll pay for its self. Alternatively what would shipping to the UK cost, my powder coater wouldn't charge much to do wheels. A full set of tinware is £40. I'm back and forth to his place with my project at the minute so I could take them in.
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Re: Wheels.

Post by Editor » 12th December 2017 - 3:36am

I've used Hammerite smooth silver, which gives a similar result to the way VW painted the later wheels. It lasts well, and is easily sprayed over again if rust spots do come through in time. Rub down any surface rust first, and use coats of Hammerite primer if the surface isn't smooth. Make sure you do the couple of coats within the same day, and pick a warm day, or warm the garage first. I once painted some tinware on a cold day and the paint just dripped off. If you thin for spraying with a gun, rather than an aerosol, use the proper Hammerite thinners, not cellulose thinners. Don't try recoating for several months or the paint wrinkles.
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