Posted by Doug Linden on June 25, 1997 at 15:44:45
In Reply to: Re: Powder Coated Wheels????
posted by Mike Flanagan on June 25, 1997 at 13:25:09
| : : Can anyone tell me the advantages and their experience with powder coated wheels?.I know that regular paint gets damaged in a hurry and would like something more durable.Also can you give me the name, tel no, email address for someone who does powder coating on "A" wheels?Thanks|
: Steve, as the old saying goes, "best thing since sliced bread"!
: Dis-Advantages: Sometimes the colors don't match perfectly for a show car. That's why I chose black with white walls.
: I don't know where you are but the powder coaters are sometimes listed under Industrial Coatings or Painting Contractors in the Yellow pages.
: I'll never have another Model a with painted rims.
: Other than that I really have no opinion on the subject.
: Mike Flanagan, The Model A Fool.
I agree with Mike.Although the wheels on My "A" have not been powder coated, a number of guys in our club have gone the route and express the same sentiments as Mike.The range of colors is very wide and a match can be found for just about any wheel.
The local shop at one time would do a wheel for $50, and that included sandblasting.The price has gone up since he first started, but it's still reasonable. From what I can gather the price varies greatly from shop to shop.