Powder Coating Rims

Rims are one of the most important parts of a car. If you are looking to add class and style to the appearance of your car then it is essential for you to have the right variety of rims. Stylish and classy rims go a long way in increasing the attention potential and the exposure of a car. Larger rims in different colors are best suited for cars. They add a distinct level of style and class along with a masculine look to a car. Larger rims are generally much more expensive but they are definitely worth that extra expense because of the impact that they have on the appearance of a car.

Powder Coating RimsWhy go for Powdered Coated Rims?

Not only size but color also matters for the rims. It is essential that you get a custom color job done for your rims because this helps the rims in standing out. You can go for black which is a popular color when it comes to painting rims. One of the most common ways of getting black rims is painting them and then getting them clear coated. However, there are various other methods that can also be used to add extra detail and depth to your rims. Powder Coating Rims can help in adding a kind of black luster to the rims with an exclusive brightness that sparkles. Apart from powder coating the rims, you can make use of anthracite. It is coal possessing high luster and will have heads turning towards your car when you get your rims coated with anthracite. Another good option is to go for black chrome which offers both reflective and shiny chrome values in black color.

Equipments and Materials Required for Powder Coating Rims

The main equipments required for powder coating automotive rims include:

•    Powder coating gun

•    Sandblasting cabinet

•    Powder coating oven

•    Set of wheels

•    Powder for coating

•    Wire or metal hanger

•    Safety goggles

•    Leather gloves

•    Respirator

Different Steps Involved in Powder Coating Rims

There are a number of steps involved in powder coating automotive rims and they are as follows:

Preparation

Prior to starting with the powder coating procedure, ensure that you power wash the wheels of your car and even sand out blemishes or curb-rash. This will get you a very clean surface for powder coating the rims.

Sandblasting

This is one of the most important steps that you need to follow in powder coating the rims of your car. The entire wheel should be sandblasted thoroughly along with the outer edge of the rim. It is important for you to make sure that every centimeter of the wheel is clear coated and removed of all surface paint. This is important and if you are unable to carry out this procedure then your powder coat will in no ways attract to the wheel. It is recommended to put in extra time in sandblasting because this ensures the very best quality of powder coat finish.

Powder Coat or Hang Wheel

Once you are done with the procedure of preparing the wheel for powder coating, it is time for you to start with the actual powder coating procedure. Get hold of a well-ventilated area for hanging the wheel freely so that the entire wheel can be covered easily. Once you have your wheel freely hanging, try covering the back and the front of the wheel completely with powder coat. This can be conveniently done by making use of a powder coating gun. Here, you must keep in mind not to apply powder in the area that is covered by the tire because this will do nothing but just waste your material.

Cure

Once you are done with the application of powder coat on the rim, place it in the oven and make sure that the oven is preheated to 400 degrees F. Powder coat generally takes around 20 to 25 minutes to cure.

Give Time to Cool

Post the rim getting cured in the oven, give it some time to cool and disconnect the hanging tool.  Now is the time for you to enjoy a beautiful powder coat finish.