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Old 16-11-17, 06:03 PM   #11
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Respray wheels???? you do mean powder coat, I find that power coating is more durable than paint
Seconded. Have you had a quote for the respray as it may be worth comparing prices (or are you going to have a go yourself?)


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Old 16-11-17, 06:08 PM   #12
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Just changed mine from silver to alpine white
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Old 16-11-17, 06:17 PM   #13
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I've been quoted 40/wheel from a trusted bodyshop.
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Old 16-11-17, 06:23 PM   #14
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Sounds like a decent price but when you think for not a great deal more, a powder coater will blast/dip and coat the wheels removing any trace of corrosion rather than just flatting off and giving them a lick with the spray gun....?
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Old 16-11-17, 06:26 PM   #15
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Sounds like a decent price but when you think for not a great deal more, a powder coater will blast/dip and coat the wheels removing any trace of corrosion rather than just flatting off and giving them a lick with the spray gun....?
Well said Mark, was thunking exactly that but i can't be bothered to argue the toss anymore as people hardly ever listen.
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Old 16-11-17, 06:37 PM   #16
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"You pays your money, you takes your choice..."

Having just had the 90's done, 28 years old and sporting a duff paint job of their own, i'm confident i made the right choice.

Going back to the colour, white aeros on a white B3 90, defo
Not sure it would hold up on a C3 though
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Old 16-11-17, 07:18 PM   #17
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Powder coating IS far more durable on alloys as said, painted wheels have a big enemy called dog pee , it bites into laquer and paint.
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Old 16-11-17, 08:07 PM   #18
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Sounds like a decent price but when you think for not a great deal more, a powder coater will blast/dip and coat the wheels removing any trace of corrosion rather than just flatting off and giving them a lick with the spray gun....?
I totally agree it's worth considering.

I paid 60 a wheel to have old tyres removed, dipped, powder coated in Zermatt, new boots fitted and balanced, and .....all collected and delivered from my workplace in the price.

A good deal I thought.
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I totally agree it's worth considering.

I paid 60 a wheel to have old tyres removed, dipped, powder coated in Zermatt, new boots fitted and balanced, and .....all collected and delivered from my workplace in the price.

A good deal I thought.
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I totally agree it's worth considering.

I paid 60 a wheel to have old tyres removed, dipped, powder coated in Zermatt, new boots fitted and balanced, and .....all collected and delivered from my workplace in the price.

A good deal I thought.

A great deal !

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