Powder Coating On Chrome Wheels
First you will either need to already have or to purchase an electrostatic gun. Powder coating can be used for a broad variety of finishes and colors including those that look like chrome.
A nano ceramic coating can be applied to any type of wheel including chrome alloys carbon fiber steel and more.
Powder coating on chrome wheels. Before you can apply the powder coating you must sand blast the parts to make sure that any chrome surface residue has been removed. You will also need to have an industrial oven in your shop or you will. Raphael from nv coatings powder coats some wheels in a 2 stage black chrome finish.
Powder coating provides your wheels and rims with better durability. Powder coatings have been applied successfully over chrome plating for many years. Powder coating has a couple of primary disadvantages.
When you have the particles from the powder coating sprayed onto your rims then they go into an oven to bake at high heat levels. This process causes the coating to fuse together creating a curing process that will help to add another level of durability to the product. So the first step in powder coating chrome is to strip the chrome surface.
Adding a powder coat or paint over chrome will only slow the rate of loss since the powder is bonded to the chrome more on that later. If the chrome comes loose anything bonded to the top of. Powder coating needs to be applied to a surface that it can grip.
However as it is not lacquered its not been bonded so there is no guarantee on how long it may last it could be hours weeks or years. Powder coating won t slip. Chrome is too smooth and slippery.
Do easy powder coating chrome wheels. If you are after a full on chrome plate look we can achieve this by chrome powder coating the wheel and leaving it un lacquered. Of course don t forget to dry the parts before powder coating.
It can also be applied on top of powder coating to improve hydrophobic properties which keeps them cleaner and easier to clean. I recommend that you first neutralize the surface and remove any salts from the plating system by first rinsing the parts in virgin di water.