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Aleex
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26th Apr 10 at 22:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bored of my gloss black Casero's and looking to get them done in arthancrite (or however you spell it).

Now, not sure wether to get them powdder-coated or painted?

Whats the difference? advantages/ disadvantages?
LukeD
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26th Apr 10 at 22:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Go powdercoated! Its alot stronger!
Mike
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26th Apr 10 at 22:56   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Powdercoating is stronger/longer lasting.
Aleex
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26th Apr 10 at 22:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i take it its more expensive aswell?
Ben G
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26th Apr 10 at 22:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

about the same price really.

just takes longer compared to spraying as they need the wheels, whereas spraying can be done via a mobile alloy wheels repair guy.
mike56gte
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26th Apr 10 at 23:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

powder coat is far better it will last alot longer than paint these are my cesaro powder coated anthrisite
Aleex
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26th Apr 10 at 23:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right will look at getting them powder-coated then! any one got any idea of nice dark shades of arthancrite?
Sean8v
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27th Apr 10 at 00:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Powder coating is much better . Mine on my 306 cost 140 to get done

ed
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27th Apr 10 at 08:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Aleex
i take it its more expensive aswell?
Cheaper, it's an industrial coating.
3CorsaMeal
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27th Apr 10 at 09:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

painted imo much nicer, also easier to repair if needed.




i don't think powder coat is as great as people make out

[Edited on 27-04-2010 by 3CorsaMeal]
Col004
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27th Apr 10 at 12:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get it powder coated mate.. Painted is pants. Its chips easier and marks easier if you end up getting a rough tyre fitter in the future. There is no disadvantage to powder coating.

[Edited on 27-04-2010 by Col004]
Aleex
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27th Apr 10 at 12:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will hopefully be getting them powder-tcoated then! does any one know any nice dark shades of arthancrite?
Daveskater
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27th Apr 10 at 12:23   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Find a place to get it done and ask them about what shades of dark grey they have. They should have colour charts so you can pick one out.

I'm getting mine painted but that's because I want the awesome metallic flake If it was a solid colour like you're going for then definitely powdercoat.


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mike56gte
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27th Apr 10 at 12:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Aleex
will hopefully be getting them powder-tcoated then! does any one know any nice dark shades of arthancrite?


the place i got mine done had a little room with powder coated wheels, rocker cover etc in all different colours so you can see what they look like

[Edited on 27-04-2010 by mike56gte]
corsagsigav
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27th Apr 10 at 14:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so the question is where is the best place for powder coating
RichR
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27th Apr 10 at 14:26   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We have every fabrication powder coated on the boats, aluminium or stainless; the finsih is much smoother (in general) than paint, you don't get orange peel effect and its a hard, durable finish - plus its dirt cheap.
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27th Apr 10 at 14:30   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
painted imo much nicer, also easier to repair if needed.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g306/jimjonowen/Corrado/DSC01515.jpg


i don't think powder coat is as great as people make out

[Edited on 27-04-2010 by 3CorsaMeal]


wash your mouth out boy





powdercoating in mid silver 35 a wheel

[Edited on 27-04-2010 by Steve]
IvIarkgraham
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27th Apr 10 at 14:34   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i had my wheels painted

lasted 2 weeks before they were chipped, powdercoating has lasted 6 years
3CorsaMeal
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27th Apr 10 at 15:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks lumpy steve, like an old cast manifold
Steve
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27th Apr 10 at 15:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they are completely smooth, and glossy, trust me, as good as any paint finish iv seen
Steve
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3CorsaMeal
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powder coat weakens your wheels
Steve
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i think thats a bit of an internet rumour, iv never seen anyones wheels suffer as a result of powdercoating, they are baked circa 400 degrees, apparently they can take 900 degrees + before being damaged
3CorsaMeal
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27th Apr 10 at 15:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

same here, your wheels still look fine to me

are the centre caps painted?
Bonney
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27th Apr 10 at 15:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
powder coat weakens your wheels


Aren't most wheels owder coated from the factory

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