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Offline Pbfoot

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Paint versus Powder Coating
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:35:09 am »
So I am waiting on the arrival of a MeanStreak rear wheel and a ZR7 front wheel.  I have had good success with painting and I like the idea that the surface can be easily repaired. Wanted opinions on painting the wheels or powder coating.
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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 07:20:15 am »
I can tell you from personally sandblasting off powder coating that it is unbelievably stubborn, tough, and durable.  Chances are you will never need to repair its surface.  The hard, smooth surface is also easy to keep clean.
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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 01:09:23 pm »
+1 on that.  Did my MS/ZR7 combo over a year ago and they still look like new. 
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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 10:51:26 pm »
Powder coating holds up well on things that don't flex.

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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 11:50:05 pm »
Thanks, looks like it will run $100 per wheel.
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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 02:35:20 am »
I painted mine.  I was a bit of work, but I like the way they came out.  They are holding up pretty well, but powder coating would definitely be more durable.

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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 09:16:48 pm »
Looks good GF.
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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2014, 02:15:08 am »
leadfoot,
I powder coated my ms/zr7 wheel set.  or rather I had them powder coated.  I didn't do the work.  it is a very durable finish that's easy to clean.  and since my painting skills usually results in not so good results, it was another reason I turned it over to someone who did it for a living.  you may be a better painter than I, but if you can swing it I'd still recommend powder coating to painting.
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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2014, 09:01:43 am »
Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Paint versus Powder Coating
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 04:52:07 pm »
GF nice paint scheme.  :great:
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