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Let's see, what can I powdercoat today?

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Wow, I'm really digging the GTO wheels...... It's either that color or the polished look you recently did. Decisions, decisions, decisions.............
 
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im not a big fan of murdered out stuff (flat black and black matte) but that wheel is bad arse, i can believe you got that much time into it. great work!
 

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im not a big fan of murdered out stuff (flat black and black matte) but that wheel is bad arse, i can believe you got that much time into it. great work!
Couldnt AGREE more!!

Jon, I have a newer set of polished wheels, they are not holding up well. What is exactly the process u have to go thru to get them from chrome or polished to a color? That wheel is incredible.
 

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Couldnt AGREE more!!

Jon, I have a newer set of polished wheels, they are not holding up well. What is exactly the process u have to go thru to get them from chrome or polished to a color? That wheel is incredible.

Considering that is a motorcycle wheel and will be used rarely, if at all, I just cleaned it very well ( 5 trips through the dishwasher, and 5 polishings, then a final heat bake and polish) and went right over the chrome, ( not ruining the wheel at all) so that if he gets tired of the black, the wheel can be dipped in a solution which will make the powder come off like a rubber glove.



For a daily driven vehicle I would need to media blast and wash them, and if you want a show quality finish some filler might be needed. However, I must say most blemishes will be covered by the powder very well.
 

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Oh great, another color I flipping love:banghead:

If you ever get a chance to do another wheel in the "polished" look, please post some pictures. More likely I am going to have to see it in person because it's currently my #1 favorite. Getting the lady a new car because she just totaled the current one, might have to pretty up the wheels when it's time for new tires...
 

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I took a pic of the Matte Black wheel in sunlight and just had to post it. I think the black brings out more detail than the chrome ever could.


I asked for a price on this and was handed more than I asked for. :cool:


 

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Thats just delicious, makes me want to cuddle up against it.
 

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Thats just delicious, makes me want to cuddle up against it.
Me too but Sheri said " I want my side of the bed back or I'm on the couch!" so I caved in.
 

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Sweet wheel Jon.
 

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I took this disc brake apart to powdercoat the hub, But I broke one of the bolts going back together.



It for the front sister wheel pictured earlier-man this thing is huge





brake on wheel
 

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i think turdle should powder the whole body of my truck toxic waste green. that would be awesome
lol i really thought about it and was thinking can it be done... after i had those parts pc in that, its a bad arse color and turdle does bad arse work :notworthy
 

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I can hook ya up on a whole body blast and coat.


Anywho--here are some vroom vroom looking parts for blueka's pickle wagon



 
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