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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 07, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Powder Coating Rim?

I have a set of 70-77 Z28 style rims that are going on my 69 when done. I was thinking of powder coating them but not sure how they would hold up. These are the rims that have the lugs showing, small center caps and about 3/4 inch rim on the out side. How will the powder coat hold up when the lugs are torqued down and the cap and ring are put on?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 07, 08:26 AM
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Re: Powder Coating Rim?

It should hold up a lot better than paint.
A lot of folks on www.nastyz28.com have gone the powder-coating route with their wheels...
and I haven't seen any bad reports about it.

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Re: Powder Coating Rim?

I had my ralley wheels powdercoated, the trim rings and center caps mark the powder coat up quite badly, but I'm sure they would do the same to paint. The trim rings and center caps cover up the scratches anyway, so it doesn't really bother me. I haven't noticed any issues where the lug nuts are torqued down. The powder coat seems a bit flexible so it's probably more resilient than paint. One thing to watch is the thickness of the powdercoat causes the center hole that goes over the hub to become a bit smaller. My front wheels went on a bit tight, but were almost impossible to take off. It's probably a good idea to clean that area up a bit before bolting the wheels back on the car.

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