Powder coating rims would be a fabulous way to add to that vehicle restoration, but a beautiful new powder coat is not just for cars anymore (or wheels for that matter). Here at TPCF in Orlando, we can powder coat any metal objects including the wheels of trucks, wagons, bicycles, ATV’s, as well as tractors and so on. So whatever your needs are, we can handle them for you at a fair price and high quality.
While powder coating is widely known for being used on cars and trucks, it is also being used on motorcycles as well as bicycles and looks amazing. Imagine being a young person on the only bicycle in your neighborhood that has powder coated rims, you are going to have a lot of people stopping to look as you ride past them. Powder coating the rims of a bicycle is going to help preserve the rims just as if it were the rims of a car, the only difference is, a bicycle is going to take more of a beating then a car will. So how does powder coating bike rims help them? Simple, when you just paint the rims of a bike, the paint is not as strong or as durable as powder coating, paint does not offer the strength needed to keep chips and cracks from occurring like powder coating will.
Top 7 Reasons for Powder Coating Rims
- There are many reasons to consider having your wheels powder coated, the first being that this is a better choice than painting.
- Like wet painting, powder coating offers many different colors as long as the shop has the shade that you requested in stock.
- A good powder coat is extremely more durable than just applying traditional wet paint to rims, where adverse weather can often cause dings and gashes to the paint on the rims.
- Powder coating rims has been proven to be longer lasting and resistant to dings caused by rocks or adverse weather conditions.
- It just looks great.
- It’s a more environmentally friendly process.
Colors For Powder Coating Rims
Powder coating is normally quick to have done and the price is a bit less than having your rims just painted. One of the things that people really enjoy about powder coated rims is the fact that they can be done in more than one color. If a customer should want to have a two-tone rim, that is always a possibility to have done. Sparkles? SURE!
Powder coating not only makes the rims last longer, but it also can make the overall appearance of the bike or the vehicle look much better. Everyone wants a vehicle that is a pleasure to look at, but if the vehicle has old beat up rims that has chipped paint or rust, the rims will take away from the overall beauty of the car. Having the rims powder coated will stop this for many years, as it is a protective coating as well as being very pleasant to look at.
Got just plain ol’ stock steel rims? Who cares. They can remain on the car. No need to buy mag wheels, just powder coat stock steel rims for a beautiful and modern look. Here’s a prime example of powder coated stock steel wheels.
Powder Coating Rims VS Painting
It is a proven fact that when a person has something that they enjoy the looks of, they will want to ensure that their investment will last more than a year or two and that is what powder coating rims is all about.
In the long run, if you were to just pay to have any rims painted, weather they are car rims, tractor trailer rims, or bicycle rims, the chances are high that within a year or two you will either replace the rims, or you are going to need to have them repainted repeatedly.
We are a professionally equipped shop and can remove old paint build up and whatever in our prep for powder coating.
To save time and money, it is a wise choice to have the rims powder coated in the first place. In Florida, there are a few places that will offer powder coating and you can bet that in the wonderful state of Florida, this is going to be a needed service. We have a lot of rain and salt in the air, and high heat in the summer months. Old nasty rims are an eye-sore.
When comparing painting the rims of a vehicle to powder coating rims, there are a few things to look at. Cost should not be anything that keeps anyone from choosing to powder coat. It may even be the less expensive alternative. What should be considered is the durability and the high standard that goes into the process of powder coating rims. Yes, a person can still choose to just paint their wheels, but there is no reason to settle for that when the rims will have to be repainted year after year. Should a person choose to have the rims powder coated, there will be no need for touch ups or to have this redone for several years, which not only saves you time but money as well.
Powder Coat for the Environment
Powder coating is a much more environmentally friendly process than wet painting is. The widely appreciated factor in the safety of powder is that there are no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) released into the atmosphere. Also, nothing needs to be disposed at the end of each paint batch. Those two facts are not the case in wet painting. Wet painting is full of VOC’s and there is tons of liquid waste with chemicals. In terms of safety to the painters themselves, using traditional paint compounds involves harmful substances such as acetone, which is known to cause respiratory problems to painting technicians.
Please read about the environmental impact of paint on Wikipedia.
Wheels and Your Safety
We encourage you to roll safely. Not only are old rims an eye-sore, they can also prove to be rather dangerous. As with your car, everything needs to be in good working condition if the car is going to continue to operate perfectly. Now consider the tires that are bought for the same car or truck. If you purchase expensive tires and slap them on old rims, you may just waste money. The rims need to be in good shape, and should the paint on these rims be dinged up, or cracked, then the chances are high that there will be some sort of damage to the rims. This holds true for all vehicles and bicycles and trailers, look at the rims of an older vehicle sitting on the side of the road or in a yard and you will find that if the paint is old and cracked, then there will likely be some sort of damage to the rims as well. Now, why would there be rim damage just because of old paint? Well, that is because if the person has not taken the time to take proper care of the condition of the paint, then they have not truly looked to see if the rims of the bike or truck may be warped or badly rusted. Sometimes a nice new look is not all that is needed!
Anyway, powder coating is one way in which to make sure the rims will continue to remain rust-free and undamaged for many years. Of course, powder coating will not keep the rims of any vehicle from warping but the idea is proper care and attention — not only to the beauty of the rims but the overall care of them.
In the end, powder coating is safer for both the environment and people!
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