POWDER COATING WHEELS
Do you want to refresh the look of your vehicle’s wheels? Finding the right look for your alloy wheels can be challenging. If you own a set of aluminium or alloy metal wheels (the most popular and common wheel type) and thinking of painting them, then you should check out our alloy wheel powder coating service.
WHAT IS POWDER COATING?
Powder coating takes its name from a dry-base chemical combination that is applied to the surface of the alloy wheel. After each rim is covered with a powder coat layer, the rims are heat-treated to produce a smooth, even and durable finish. The electrostatic bond created during the powder coating process along with the baking to cure the coat ensures that it produces a coating that is naturally thicker and more durable than liquid paint jobs. This result in a tough “skin” layer for your alloy wheels that will stand in any road conditions.
POWDER COATING WHEELS PROCESS
Tyres are removed using professional equipment. Wheels are then hot pressure washed to remove excess dirt & grime. Then, each alloy wheel is placed into a chemical stripping tank to remove old paint & clear coat.
Blast & Inspection
Wheels are lightly material blasted to remove blemishes and corrosion. Each alloy wheel is inspected for damage especially the face and lip of the rim for any deep scratches or cracks. Any damage will be repaired before the next step.
Powder Coat Application
CNC’s in-house powder coating facility has been developed specifically for handling wheels. The wheels are pre-heated in an industrial oven to de-gas the alloy, then a powder coat primer is applied. The rims are then cooled down. The final clear coat is applied and the wheels are then put back into the oven for a further 30 minutes.
Final Visual Inspection
Once cooled and inspected for quality, the wheels ready to be refitted with tyres and are electronically balanced. Your newly powder coated wheels are fitted onto your vehicle. The result is vibrant, even and uniform look along with an exceptionally durable and long-lasting finish for your rims.
POWDER COATING FINISHES
Powder coating offers a wide selection of colours and finishes to choose from. It can be a standard finish such as black, silver, and white or a custom finish such as red, bronze, and shadow chrome. Similar to traditional alloy wheel spray paint, you can select your preferable powder coat colour and then select the finish. There are three available powder coat finishes to choose from in order to achieve your desired results.
COST TO POWDER COAT WHEELS
Wondering how much it cost to powder coat wheels? The average cost is between $200 to $275 per wheel. This will depend on the rim size and required colour. We are a specialized alloy wheel shop (not a commercial powder coat shop) so we powder coat wheels only. Get a free quote here.
POWDER COATING AT CNC WHEELS
At CNC Wheels, our powder coating service is guaranteed to be the best in Australia. With over 15 years of experience in alloy wheel repair and paint and a highly qualified team, our creators have invested in the most advanced powder coating system available in the market. We also invested in the most advanced powder coat finishes that specifically made for alloy wheels to produce the highest quality finishes, every time! So no matter what colour you choose, be sure that you’ll receive industry-leading quality.
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6 BENEFITS OF POWDER COATING
1. Powder coating is more durable
Powder Coating provides the most economical, longest-lasting, and most colour-durable quality finishes available on virtually any type of metal. Powder coated rims are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than traditional spray paint. The finish stays bright and vibrant longer.
2. More Environmental Friendly
Powder Coating is highly protective to our environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents that have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), powder coating contains no solvents and release minor amounts, if any, of VOC’s into the atmosphere.
3. Processing time reduced
Powder coat processing times are generally shorter than those used for traditional spray paint because there is no solvent, meaning no flash off period is required. Instead, powder coated wheels can pass directly into the oven. This results in significant time savings.
4. Overall finish quality
Since the powder melts and reforms as solid, it creates an even surface across the entire rim. This results in a quality finish that is unlike any other paint on the market. In addition, powder coating is not subject to unevenness, running or dripping, which are common among wet paints.
5. Variety of finishes
While there are some common colours and finishes used in powder coating, one of the best features of this method is the ability to entirely customize your colour and finish. Also, a huge range of finishes from high gloss all the way down to matte options available, making it leading with this variety and versatility.
Powder coating is easy to maintain; no special cleaners are required. There’s no need to worry about rust or other cleaning-related damage because these coatings are so resistant to corrosion and damage. In most cases, an occasional wipe with soapy water is enough to keep your rims clean and useful for years to come.