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Powder Coating Rims vs. Painting

Powder Coating Rims vs. Painting

With so many different styles and products to use on your wheels, it can be a hard decision to decide which one to choose. One of the most commonly asked questions is: Which to choose: powdering coating rims or painting? This article will define the differences, pros, and cons about both of these options for your wheels.

About Powder Coating

If you don’t know what powder coating is, it is actually a dry finishing process. There are fine ground particles of color and resin which become electrically charged and then sprayed onto whatever you may want powdered. After this, a curing oven adheres all particles to the object being powdered.

Why Choose Powder Coating?

For one, it is much more durable opposed to paint. If you are looking for your product to be vibrant, long lasting, and friendly to the environment, then you will definitely choose powder coating. With powder coating, the surfaces of the objects are more resistant to any chipping, scratches, and wear and tear on the finishes. You are not limited to just a select few colors as there are many color options. Powder coating also offers different finishes from smooth to wrinkled or matte.

While most liquid paints contain harsh chemicals and solvents, powder coating has none of those. It is environmentally friendly. Powder coating can look like paint but act like a shield for your car or motorcycle.

Painting Your Wheels

Some of the benefits of paint are that you can choose from a wide variety of color options and can repaint it, if so desired. Unlike powder coating, paint will not protect your car. You are more accustomed to getting chips, cracks, and even fading of the color. That can become quite a hassle over time.

Painting also tends to cost a significant amount more than powder coating. This is because companies have to deal with all the legalities tied to VOCs and solvents that come off into the environment from the paint. It has also been shown that when you have you car painted, the finishes do not last as long as if you were to get it powder coated. The cons outweigh the pros when it comes to painting vs. powder coating.

Powder Coating Rims

Powder coating rims is one of the best options for wheels mainly because it is so incredibly durable. It is also a lot cheaper and faster as opposed to painting your wheels. The only con about powder coating your wheels is the fact that it is not recommended to re-coat them once they are finished. This can make picking a color one of the biggest decisions that you have to make. Nonetheless powder coating is a better solution when it comes to your wheels, cars, motorcycles, and parts.

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The Process of Chrome Can Am Spyder Replacement Parts

The process of chrome Can Am Spyder replacement parts varies based on the material that is being chromed. When the process of chrome plating begins, a protective layer is placed between the chrome part and the material that it is being applied to. Copper is generally used as it is non-ferrous element. Not only does the copper work as a protective layer but it also works to fill in space wherein perfections in the material being chromed may exist. This provides a more effective chroming process without imperfections.

It is important that you focus on those suppliers and service centers that make use of copper as some of them instead choose to use nickel alone. Though nickel is effective it is cheaper and generally does not generate high quality results.

Throughout the process of chroming, this protective layer is one of the most important steps that should be focused on. If chrome plating motorcycle parts are going to be placed on any element the imperfections must be removed or the chrome plating will not set properly or could look off-center. This is generally done with nickel at this point.

We make use of a copper and nickel process that provides chrome Can Am Spyder replacement parts with a higher quality bonding process. We also can work with plastic chrome plating. The placement and bonding of these parts when compared to metal is a more intricate process than metal chroming.

However, once this process is completed it creates a hard-shell finish that acts as a protective shield and that also looks stunning. The good news is that even plastic chrome parts look great. In fact they look just as good if not better than metal pieces.

Most people are not aware that when they look at a motorcycle that has been chrome plated it was not coated with a single piece, but instead multiple chrome parts are used.

Classic Components, Inc. is one of the highest quality providers that you can rely on for traditional electroplating when it comes to both metal and plastic parts.