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Greg Liekweg
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Rim Question

Post by Greg Liekweg » January 17th, 2015, 11:31 am

Dropped my front rims and front bumper brackets of at the sand blaster Monday. Should I paint , Powder coat, or Por15 then Clear coat the Por15 The Rims? What every ones opinions? Thanks :?:

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Re: Rim Question

Post by flatford39 » January 17th, 2015, 11:45 am

I would either paint or powder coat but I wouldn't Por 15 them since they were sandblasted. As much as we use our trucks I suspect paint would be just fine.

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Re: Rim Question

Post by spectria » January 17th, 2015, 11:46 am

Greg Liekweg wrote:Dropped my front rims and front bumper brackets of at the sand blaster Monday. Should I paint , Powder coat, or Por15 then Clear coat the Por15 The Rims? What every ones opinions? Thanks :?:
Powder coat chips easily...
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Chris Haynes
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Re: Rim Question

Post by Chris Haynes » January 17th, 2015, 12:49 pm

[/quote]Powder coat chips easily...[/quote]

I have never seen powder coat chip. In my experience it is nearly bullet proof.

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Re: Rim Question

Post by Stakebed » January 17th, 2015, 4:05 pm

really? i see powdercoat chip all the time and once it does your SOL because water gets absorbed like a sponge underneath it...plus there is no "touchups" in powdercoat. por 15 and regular paint you can easily.

I painted mine por 15, i plan to topcoat the exposed areas with rustoleum eventually but for now i sandblasted them to get that ring groove absolutely clean then por 15'ed all of it. Por 15 leaves a nice smooth surface and will prevent rust from forming underneath the tire.

por 15 sticks GREAT to sandblasted material, nice and grippy for it


but i have heard of people using plain ol rustoleum and it works just fine.

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BrianT
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Re: Rim Question

Post by BrianT » January 17th, 2015, 5:26 pm

I have seen powder coat flake off and it was obvious that it was poor prepping that caused it, the surface area was smooth lacking a key to hold to, I had my wheels and rings sand blasted and powder coated 5 years ago and see no problem.

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Chris Haynes
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Re: Rim Question

Post by Chris Haynes » January 17th, 2015, 6:42 pm

I guess the place that does my sandblast and powder coating know what they are doing and do it well. Acme in Van Nuys, CA

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Re: Rim Question

Post by ModelAkid » January 17th, 2015, 6:52 pm

Interesting that powder coat does not stick well to a nice smooth original surface, but will stick well after sandblasting.
Good to know!
I just do it all the same way Henry did: in this case, paint, or cad plating on the lock rings.

Greg Liekweg
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Re: Rim Question

Post by Greg Liekweg » January 17th, 2015, 7:13 pm

Now the next question. Por15 is not UV. Protective. Does it have it's on Clear coat, or can I use Automotive paint clear coat over it?

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Re: Rim Question

Post by Reds34 » January 17th, 2015, 7:26 pm

Greg,

If you are using POR15, you can use their clear coat or another clear coat. Just make sure that you follow the preparation directions.

Red

Greg Liekweg
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Re: Rim Question

Post by Greg Liekweg » January 17th, 2015, 8:47 pm

Well I'm painting the cab now, So I think I'll just paint the rims also. Thanks for all the reply.

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Re: Rim Question

Post by KimVanOrder » January 18th, 2015, 6:29 pm

Greg Liekweg wrote:Well I'm painting the cab now, So I think I'll just paint the rims also. Thanks for all the reply.
I vote, Prime then paint rims. Plate the lock rims as original. Do it now or do it latter. You know you want to do it correctly!! :shock:


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Re: Rim Question

Post by 1crosscut » January 19th, 2015, 8:46 am

Greg - If you choose not to cad plate your lock rings at this time you might consider using the rustoleum silver hammered finish spray paint on them. If you apply several coats leaving just enough time to let it get tacky between coats it will reduce the hammered look considerably. Looks a lot better than straight aluminum paint I've seen used. Not nearly as stark looking.

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Greg Liekweg
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Re: Rim Question

Post by Greg Liekweg » January 19th, 2015, 2:31 pm

1crosscut wrote:Greg - If you choose not to cad plate your lock rings at this time you might consider using the rustoleum silver hammered finish spray paint on them. If you apply several coats leaving just enough time to let it get tacky between coats it will reduce the hammered look considerably. Looks a lot better than straight aluminum paint I've seen used. Not nearly as stark looking.

Dave
Thanks for the info.

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