So I've found a really neat company, not too far from me, that does powdercoating, thermal coating, slick finishes, polishing, etc. I'm going to have them do a few pieces for me but they mentioned that the more things I brought them at one time the better a deal they could work for me.
I'm just wanting to put this out there to see if there is enough interest for me to arrange a "bulk order" of work to be done. This could be any assortment of polishing, powdercoating, thermal coating, etc on any types of pieces. I'm going to have them do my intake and exhaust manifolds and depending on pricing may even have them powdercoat the stock wheels. They're currently running a special now where they will remove, coat, re-mount and balance the tires on the wheels for free.
Would anyone else be interested in going in on this with me? If so list up what pieces you have to be done and what you want done to them and I'll try to get a solid quote.
FWIW I showed him that picture of the rusty old exhaust header and it's only $200 to have it stripped down and thermal coated in a brushed aluminum finish. 24hr turn around time.
Do they have hot pink?
sure do...in powdercoat though, not thermal.
Joking! Should be no more than $60 per wheel blasted and coated.
is that a pretty standard rate going per wheel here? I'll keep that info to myself and see what they actually quote me.
Well I priced getting my Virgos sandblasted & powder coated and the price was $60 per wheel, so maybe it is.
i would be keen as mustard, but distance may impede viability, I have several sets of wheels that I would like to get done........ + more.
Matty , to interpret what Rob said 'Keen as mustard' comes from the brand of mustard - Keens .
He is really happy and likes mustard.
Ohh , and wants his wheels done too.....
lol...i was waiting for someone to clear that up for me.
You need to be careful when powdercoating wheels that the mating area that the nut sits against doesnt end up too thick. What can happen this is that the powdercoating in this area becomes flaky as the wheel is tensioned and the nut fits against its seat. With a little bit of time, heat, wear this part of the coating flakes away and then you have a loose wheel.
If you do powdercoat wheels, fit, drive a little and then regularly re-check.
Ash , you could have these tips on your webpage or sent out to subscribers as email tips!
I'm doing some testing with enewsletters at the moment with mailchimp actually - we use this already with another of our projects.
Ash, are you a business owner or something?
supermattyp;10814 wroteAsh, are you a business owner or something?
Yes. We run DVS Performance Parts.
Matt can I throw you a B21 clutch fan? I want it done close to its original yellow.
I know they can prefer coat in yellow but I doubt they can color match factory paint colors.
Powder is typically generic colors.
I was amazed at the range of colours they showed me when I had wheels done! Mine were a near black with multi colour speckle and it looks amazing.
Some shops can custom blend colors but I think it's a gamble.
I have some small stuff (brackets) I'd love done
Also interested in wheel prices