[DML] Re: Polished wheels vs. powder coated
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[DML] Re: Polished wheels vs. powder coated

My wheels were pealing and looking rough and I began looking around 
town for options.  I ended up going with a local company named 
Powdertech. I picked Powdertech because the have several trophy winning 
cars under their belts, they had the widest selection of coatings to 
choose from, and the price was $45 per wheel. I went with a grey 
sparkle coat - light silver with little specks of a shiny substance 
that shimmer and shine when the wheels spin. Now my wheels look great 
while the rest of the car is a work in progress.

They even have a chrome powdercoat that looks as good as a chrome dip 
and is blinding in the Arizona sun. Not recommended for rough cast 
surfaces, but that is true with regular powdercoat. The wheels get 
polished or machined first, then chromed.

Here is Powdertech's contact information, I do not think they have a 
web site.

901 W 1st Ave # 3
Mesa, 85210
(480) 964-6787

Good luck,
Ben Ferguson
Arizona DeLorean Club, Car Cruise Director - VIN 10365 (a work in 
progress, but the wheels look great)

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
> I am considering replacing my chipped and brake-dust corroded wheels 
> with refinished wheels.  I love the look of the polished wheels, but 
> not sure how much more difficult they are to maintain versus 
> powdercoated wheels.  I know there's the issue of oxidation of 
> alloy.  I suppose the polished wheels offered by Delorean vendors are 
> clear coated to prevent this.  I am interested in the groups' opinion 
> on this.  I have seen the cost for polished at about $200 per wheel, 
> plus core charge, and coated wheels for about $125 and core charge.  
> Chrome plated version by one vendor was too high for my blood at 
> $1200 for the set.

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