The Pros of Powder Coating Vehicle Wheels
Across the UK, car enthusiasts and auto body manufacturer spend hundreds of pounds looking for new ways to improve a vehicle’s aesthetic. One of the easiest ways to elevate a car’s exterior is to add colour to the wheels that is hard-wearing, robust and stand out. Powder coating car wheels can not only give them a better aesthetic, it offers than an extra level of protection when compared to other methods. Read on for more pros of powder coating vehicle wheels!
The wheels of a car have a lot to deal with and they are one of the most exposed parts of a vehicle. Any dirt and debris that comes into contact with a vehicle usually sticks here first, and the added heat from the brakes and friction against the road means it can stick quite quickly to otherwise unblemished wheels. Traditional pain jobs on rims may look nice, but they create a porous surface that attracts dirt and stains fast. Powder coating, on the other hand, forms a rigid layer across the wheel surface that will minimise staining and dirt fusion.
A typical paint job goes on smooth when applied and looks great at first, but this only lasts for a limited amount of time. Chips, cracks and marks are all very common issues with painted wheels because of the thin layering and weak bonding of most wet paints, but with powder coated items, they look great when covered and stay looking that way for up to three times longer than a routine paint job. The powder is applied using an electrostatic charge, making the bond between metal and colour much stronger, more robust and more resilient to damage.
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