paint or powdercoat? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95755
Location: charlotte, NC
What I Drive: 2005,zinc yellow, zx3

Posts: 14
FF Reputation: 1 zinczx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
paint or powdercoat?

I ran across a set of svt euro wheels for my "05 ZX3 and I cant decide if I want to paint them or take them to get powdercoated. I know powdercoating them would be more durable but is it more costly?
Thanks for any input


zinczx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
Cars&Corgis
 
matmatician's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Fan#: 81361
Location: Mill Creek, WA
What I Drive: A ONE COLOR FOCUS, Ducatis

Posts: 4,448
Points 7,343, Level 56
Points: 7,343, Level: 56 Points: 7,343, Level: 56 Points: 7,343, Level: 56
Level Up 97% Completed
Level up: 97% Level up: 97% Level up: 97%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 4 matmatician Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I think the average going rate for powder coating is around $50/wheel. You may be able to find it higher or lower, but that's just what I always anticipate paying. So keep that in mind when you're buying wheels. It may make more sense to get wheels you like the color of to begin with!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BertST View Post
Hop on in babe! No really, you're gonna have to hop in. Roll Cage.
ROTM June '13, PNW Crew #42, SR #245, Rally Rev #02
matmatician is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104613
Location: Anchorage, AK
What I Drive: 2009,ice blue,focus

Posts: 50
FF Reputation: 1 md11mx Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Powder coat is more durable.
md11mx is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
coffee, have some
 
Mr.Bergner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Fan#: 32799
Location: Overland Park, KS
What I Drive: 2004 TW Blue ZX3

Posts: 5,971
Points 6,422, Level 52
Points: 6,422, Level: 52 Points: 6,422, Level: 52 Points: 6,422, Level: 52
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 53 Mr.Bergner Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
You'll also need to have them media blasted first so the powder can adhere to bare metal, if you want it done properly that is. And that might double the price.
__________________
2004 ZX3 - Twighlight Blue_____________________________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
Mr.Bergner is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
I need BOOOOST!!!!!!
 
focusmaniaczx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55157
Location: conover, NC
What I Drive: zx3 turbo, kia soul, 71 chevy c/10

Posts: 6,092
Points 15,311, Level 79
Points: 15,311, Level: 79 Points: 15,311, Level: 79 Points: 15,311, Level: 79
Level Up 93% Completed
Level up: 93% Level up: 93% Level up: 93%
Forum Activity 6%
Activity: 6% Activity: 6% Activity: 6%
FF Reputation: 35 focusmaniaczx3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
im thinking about making my own powder coater out of an old oven lol
__________________
focus-power P&P head $1100
focus-power DIY turbo kit $1495
tom's first time in Vegas? PRICELESS!
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1turbofocus
I love this big little city HOOTERS !
Every time you drink a beer somewhere an ugly woman becomes beautiful, so get to it!
focusmaniaczx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing Member Geezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Powder coating is more durable if the correct powder is used. You want to make sure an acrylic based powder is used. As an example, I know a shop (not anywhere near you) that does it for $45.00 for 15" wheel, 50.00 for a 16" and 55.00 for 17", etc (in stock colors). It's not cheap but the the results are usually worth it.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 02:32 PM   #7
Focus Addict
 
Kevastator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104674
Location: Montana/Wisconsin, United States
What I Drive: 05 Slowbaru Outback

Posts: 1,194
FF Reputation: 2 Kevastator Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Not to take over the thread, but I have a question that pertains to the subject.

A little while back I went to have my aluminum wheels powdercoated, and the guy at the local place advised me not to since they were aluminum. He said that the heat from the oven could make them fracture under pressure

Anyone know if this is true?

If it's not true, than powdercoating would definitely worth it. But if it puts the wheels at risk, then idk
__________________
College Yo
[Rally Revolution #7]
ASPECT Motorsports
Kevastator is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95755
Location: charlotte, NC
What I Drive: 2005,zinc yellow, zx3

Posts: 14
FF Reputation: 1 zinczx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
zinczx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #9
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing Member Geezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Probably 99% of the wheels that are powder coated are aluminum alloys.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #10
R.I.P Kona
 
Blue5ive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Fan#: 83941
Location: The 5th Dimension, United States
What I Drive: 2003 TW Blue ZX5

Posts: 11,977
Points 7,731, Level 58
Points: 7,731, Level: 58 Points: 7,731, Level: 58 Points: 7,731, Level: 58
Level Up 91% Completed
Level up: 91% Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Forum Activity 41%
Activity: 41% Activity: 41% Activity: 41%
FF Reputation: 10 Blue5ive Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
What Geezer said. So the guy at that shop obviously doesn't know anything about aluminum wheels.
__________________
Team Focalize
Hatch Nation #9
"2 by 2 Hands of Blue."
Blue5ive is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1