Powder Coating Question
I don't have a WK2 yet. However i plan on purchasing a Laredo X 4x4 before i get home as a present for myself.
With that in mind I also plan on the WK2 being Black on black and I also want to black out all the chrome/metal that comes on the truck. I have been doing some research and people suggest that powder coating wheels can be dangerous. especially aluminum wheels. Now they specifically say forged wheels, because of the baking process "over aging" the metal.
From what I have gathered the 18" aluminum wheels that come on the X package are cast. Does anybody know for sure if powder coating a wheels such as this is safe, or could you point me towards somebody in the industry who could answer this. I can't imagine the low heat (400ish degrees) can compare to the casting process, but i don't want to become a headline because of my own ignorance.
Another option is painting the wheels with a clear coat finish. Anybody have experience with this?
I plan on going black on the wheels, grille, side/back jeep symbols, would like to black out the headlight(not the actual headlight cover but inside and get rid of amber reflector), match the front tint to the back. I think this truck is set up perfectly to be blacked out. Not going to be matte black, probably going to stick with a flat gloss for wheels and try to match the body paint as closely as possible for everything else. I love the look of the SEMA off road grille.