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Old 08-27-2007, 11:11 PM
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Powder coating billet wheels??

My daily driver is a 2004 Ranger. I have Centerline Telstar wheels on it. It takes me about 8-10 houres to polish them. After doing this the last time I thought it might be a good idea to powder coat them gloss or satin black. This would save me a ton of work and I think it would look good. What do you think?


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Old 08-28-2007, 02:03 AM
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After doing this the last time I thought it might be a good idea to powder coat them gloss or satin black.
Instead of doing that, I would sell them and just get a set of black wheels.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:28 AM
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Instead of doing that, I would sell them and just get a set of black wheels.
I thought about that. They make some black Teflon coated wheels that would be good on a DD. American racing makes them I think.
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Try the power ball polisher you put on your cordless drill and they make a mini aswell thats way to long to polish wheels also try using athe zoops cleaner it works as a protecter aswell and repells water and dirt
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:38 PM
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Try the power ball polisher you put on your cordless drill and they make a mini aswell thats way to long to polish wheels also try using athe zoops cleaner it works as a protecter aswell and repells water and dirt
That's what I've been using. Still very time consuming.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:56 PM
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Couldn't you just clean them up and powder them with a clearcoat? THey wouldn't dull and should clean up easy.
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Hell thats a small wheel to do too try doing a set of 15x14 wide rear billet specialties, ! but heah just me i cant quit smiling the whole time polishing them
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8 to 10 hours ? you could sand and polish them in that time, not sure what you are using but I would suggest that you go to american racing and grab some of the wheel polish they sell, The polish is very fine grit like that you rub on , some black will be seen, alum does that. But the polish works just like paint polish and does a real nice job. Rub on let sit and dull up and buff off, in between use EAGLE ONE wheel wash , but make sure you get the PH NEUTRAL , That star pattern is an easy wheel to polish, your post sounds like you are working way to hard, a little regular cleaning goes a long way. Hate to say it but that power ball thing looks like a great tool just waiting to scratch the hell out of some poor persons wheels, power ball = ronco. Remember aluminum is SOFT and a drill with a puffball mounted on the end of a flex shaft will get out of control so fast you will not believe it, if I made wheels for a living I would sell that product, keeps the customer coming back for ..... you guess it new wheels. I have had raw alum wheels for a number of years and have never put that kind of time out to polish the wheels.
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Couldn't you just take them off shine them clean them with wax and grease remover and have a paintshop clearcoat them?
Shane
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Couldn't you just take them off shine them clean them with wax and grease remover and have a paintshop clearcoat them?
Shane

The clear will peel off real fast. You would actually have to rough up the alluminum and sometimes that doesn't work.
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