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Thread: ANY ISSUES WITH POWDERCOATING WHEELS?

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    I am wanting to powdercoat my wheels. I never REALLY thought about it, but what are some thoughts about this process taking the strength out of the wheels via affecting the heat treat of the wheels? I'm not sure just HOW hot they heat aluminum to powdercoat. I DO know when we heat aluminum cylinder heads for welding, they need to be re-heat treated. There isn't a whole lot of mass with these wheels, obviously...just not sure.

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    hey you!!! they'll be fine. literally millions of wheels out there in service that have been powder coated and work perfectly. the baking oven isn't hot enough long enough to affect the wheels. just be sure your coater guy blocks off the whole for the tire valve, rotor bolts, and both L&R sides of hub for bearings. you'll love them when they're done.

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    Hello John!
    Yes....That's what I was thinking, but the MORE I thought about it, I thought I'd get some opinions from some other people as yourself. If it was a 'large' Ford Mustang wheel, I don't think I'd be AS concerned, as there is a lot more mass involved. Thanks!!

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    no problems.. i powdercoated my own and others have powdercoated theres... go for it!

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    You'll be fine

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    It's fine they only get up in the area of ~400 deg F IIRC. Also, I don't believe the wheels are aluminum, I think they are magnesium, or something else, just an FYI.

    I just had mine done a few weeks ago:








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    Looks nice!! I'm going to sending mine out soon then!! Thanks for the input guys!! :)

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    Make sure who ever is doing the powder coat tapes the center bores


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    Tape up all your bolt holes and bearing recesses! It is going to cause you endless nightmares when trying to refit everything.

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    Yup, my PC guy said he brought my parts up to 350 and kept them there. Nothing those wheels can't handle.



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