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What is powercoating exactly?
What does it do?
 

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It's a way painting, sort of, it's more durable than just spraying paint onto something. Most wheels are powdercoated, almost all engine parts that look painted, like intake manifolds, are powdercoated. There is a powder, of the color you want blown onto the piece, then it's baked on to form a paint-like finish. Pretty sure that's not exact, but gives a rough idea.

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Pete, could power coating, be on rims? Like smoking out the rims? Would it look the same? And austin, all the other (the one) has nothing to do with pistons.
Although I could be wrong.
 

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He said what he did because you keep typing "power coating", it's really "powder coating", he was right about that. But yes, not sure what you mean by "smoking them", but pretty much anything that could done with paint can be achieved with powdercoating. Most rims from the factory are powdercoated anyways, paint wouldn't hold up to the abuse a wheel sees every day as well as powdercoating.
 

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He said what he did because you keep typing "power coating", it's really "powder coating", he was right about that. But yes, not sure what you mean by "smoking them", but pretty much anything that could done with paint can be achieved with powdercoating. Most rims from the factory are powdercoated anyways, paint wouldn't hold up to the abuse a wheel sees every day as well as powdercoating.
pete is correct powercoating is for pistons.............powder coating is what you are refering too little confusion sorry
 

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Ohhhhhh. Whoops..sorry:)

By smoke I mean like when you smoke tail lights, make em dark. I don't know if it's actually called smoking. Brut I like it.
 

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How much do you think that would be?
 

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Give Zippy a PM for a price if you want to get it done, he owns "Bandit Powdercoat"(the vendor who's forum you're in), I don't know offhand how much any type of powdercoating is.
 

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Sorry for my lateness guys.

Powder Coating is a more durable, Environmentaly friendly alternative to painting. Durability is the main reason we powdercoat instead of paint. Almost anything can be powdercoated. The process involves curing the powder paint in a oven at 400*F for about 20 min. Rim's are a great example of PC. But, it does not stop there. Most aftermarket coil springs are PC, A arms, Pretty much anything you want.

Check out my web for more info, there's a FAQ's page, and alot of diffefrent color samples. But those are by no means all the colors I can get. Theres textures, hammer tones, wrinkles, satin, flats, pearl, Color changing metalics, and more

http://banditpowdercoat.com/

And Austin, It's not called powercoating for pistons, theres Thermal barrier coating and Anti Friction coatings. And its not only for pistons, Bearing shell's, valve heads combustion chambers etc

Rims, I charge $50 ea, sandblasting/previous coating removal is extra. All rims need to be sandblasted. All previous coatings, oil and grease MUST be removed prior to coating.
 

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Dan, are snowflakes (and similar) the same price? Can you protect the bare aluminum somehow?
 

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I would like my rims powDer coated, can I send it to you tire on the rim? Haha. It won't be for awhile anyway.
 

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I can do snowflakes, but no they are not the same price. There is ALOT of masking involved with them. I havn't done any snowflakes yet, so I would have to estamate around $100/wheel.

No tires on the rims. Must be dis-mounted. Besides, shipping is bad enough. to be honest, those of you south pf the border(USA) would probibaly be better off finding a local Powder Coater as the cross border shipping is often really expensive for larger items.
 

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Sf California?
And Zippy, are you gonna fill in your ink? Or keep it an outline?
 

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He's based in Canada, anywhere outside of the US will be high shipping. And btw Zippy, your motto is different in your sig and on your site, sig is "from a box", website is "in a box", no idea why I noticed that, just saw it and realized it.
 

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Really? I prefer "In a box". Just my .02.
 
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