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Steve
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how do they make them that colour?

are they painted? powder coated? what?

my alloys have been sprayed to a good finish from a bodyshop but they chip easily, what is my best bet to get them durable like oz's and that colour

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Would have thought their powder coated, could give them a call see if they'll give you the colour/code ?
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I'd imagine it's powdercoat, if not, it'll be paint with about 17894 layers of lacquer.
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thers a guy i know who can powder coat them anthracite meant to be very good, i might see if hes got some samples
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might be stove enameled
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ah tell me more
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I'm sure OZ wheels are powder coated. They are for the bike wheels.
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so its a matt finish anthracite powder coat then?
Andy Stocker
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Hi Andy

I have spoken to our technical guy and he has given me a code but he stresses that the colour may be different to your wheels:-

7E80369 glossy clear coat 5k20015
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ah so they are sprayed, i wonder how they make them so hard
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have you got there number andy?
Andy Stocker
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Who for OZ? I went on their UK site & there are no contact numbers for them directly.
That was the email I got back from Prodrive.

http://www.ozracing.co.uk/
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ah right cheers
Andy Stocker
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No problem, just took this from their site

'The wheel at this stage passes on to the painting department. It is painted with epoxy powders and then with a metallic finish. As an alternative to painting, forged aluminium wheels are anodized using a special electro-chemical treatment'
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epoxy powders? powder coating?

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Buggered if I know
Sounds like it though
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i think i need to ring someone
Andy Stocker
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Ring Prodrive and see if you get the same answer as I did
I can't find a direct contact number for OZ though, which would obviously be the best way to find out
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OZ Customer Service - 0844 557 9512


Try that?
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thiing is a lot of companies get funny when you're enquiring about something thats to no benefit of them.

noone wants to help yuo these days unless they are making a sale
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Say you're enquiring about purchasing batch of like 100 sets of wheels lol for your new shop but want to make sure they are made to the highest standard can you speek to someone who can explain in more detail.

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This is what I have been told, when asking the same questions.
Powdercoating is not the best solution on wheels. Powdercoating can be very strong, but it dosn't bind to the subject, so even the smalest hole can result in masive flaking.

Powdercoated wheels will have to be treated with a clear lacquer to ensure they don't flake. The quality and thicknes of lacquer is an important factor.

Epoxy is a bi-component spray coating that is often used on floors and large industrial machinery due to the high durability. It's expensive though, and not something your everyday bodyshop can do.


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i wonder where can do epoxy
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quote:
Originally posted by Steve
thiing is a lot of companies get funny when you're enquiring about something thats to no benefit of them.

noone wants to help yuo these days unless they are making a sale


Say you have a P1 or an RX8? Have spoken to Jackie Irwin @ Prodrive who gave you those codes and can they confirm if they are correct
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i think iv got a stiffy thinking about jackie

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