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Old 11-11-2013, 09:52 PM
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Alright so I just bought a set of 17" JK Moabs and I want to sandblast them and powdercoat them. I have been reading and know that sand is too abrasive of media to use on a alloy rim so use walnut shells. Now my question I have been reading that the powdercoating process heats the aluminum rim up too hot and will weaken the structure of the rim? is this true and what other options do I have?
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Alright so I just bought a set of 17" JK Moabs and I want to sandblast them and powdercoat them. I have been reading and know that sand is too abrasive of media to use on a alloy rim so use walnut shells. Now my question I have been reading that the powdercoating process heats the aluminum rim up too hot and will weaken the structure of the rim? is this true and what other options do I have?
Have you asked around for places that powdercoat wheels in your area?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:21 AM
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Re: Powdercoat Question

Yeah they all have their own idea's and say they do alloy rims all of the time. Another question I have is how hard is it to sandblast they charge 17.50 an hour to rent the machine or 45.00 per rim and that seems rather high for just sandblasting.
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Re: Powdercoat Question

for reference, I had my motorcycle rims sandblasted and PC'd for $35 each, making $70 total...and they had to actually coat both sides of my wheels...
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