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    Thoughts on re powder coating rims

    looking to have my pro comps redone as most of the original powder coat is falling off from some corrosion. Two questions, 1. Has anyone had a set of aluminum rims redone 2. Anybody have any first hand experience with any shops in Vaughn area or near by??

    I was going to take them this week but I've just been reading online (yes yes I know you can't believe everything you read online) that it's not good to repowder coat aluminum.

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    There is nothing wrong with re-coating aluminum - I assume your wheels are cast aluminum? However, you have to know what you are doing and be properly equipped to deal with cast aluminum in order to be successful. As well, because of the corrosion, thoroughly removing the corrosion and old powder is critical. Then, a proper wash and pretreatment prior to coating. Even the type of powder used matters. I would recommend only going to a shop that is experienced in coating cast aluminum.
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    SES (Specialty engineered solutions) in Windsor has the knowledge and equipment. I've had 3 sets of rims done by them, and they have all lasted for years! Talk to Rob, tell him Blake sent you.
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    a cheap alternative would be plasti dip.
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    ^^^ Agree. I've done that and also used Duplicolor wheel paint from CTC. I've started with some pretty beat up wheels and have been happy with the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caged View Post
    a cheap alternative would be plasti dip.
    I'd argue Plasti-Dip isn't an alternative to powder coating... It might be cheaper ~$20 per can per wheel vs $50 or 60 per rim in powder coat. But how long will it last? will it stand up being buried in sludge and spun? Ie stuck in a slop hole.

    If you want cheap find some $5 spray cans and go at it. if you want something that will last....

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