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Old 11-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
zinczx3
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In response to matmatician, with the rough estimate of $200 to get these wheels powder coated I will still have come out cheaper than buying them new and the fact that they are the color I want, So I consider that a win win. With my dad and I owning a restoration shop it would be nothing to put in a little prep time and paint them but with the feedback I think Im leaning towards powdercaoting. Thanks everyone. As for whether or not they will fracture, then I would also take in the variable of what kind of use you plan to use the wheels for. With the temperature normally around 400 degrees F when curing and the melting point of aluminum at 1220 degrees F then the curing process will change the molcule structure of the wheels. Now for me my car is just a daily driver and i have no plans of using it for auto cross or anything of the such so im not to worried about it.
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