Powder Coating Polished Aluminum
It will no longer look like bare or polished aluminum. So it s very important that the surface of every extrusion is properly pre treated.
However whether or not an aluminum wheel should be powder coated has been the topic of some internet debate.
Powder coating polished aluminum. The simple answer is yes. 1 pre treat the aluminum surface. Powder coating is the process of spraying electrostatically charged paint in powder form onto your extrusions.
How the powder coating process works. Polished aluminum is a bright reflective polyester epoxy hybrid powder. Countless wheels have been powder coated and driven on without issue.
Although chromate conversion coating is the ideal pretreatment for aluminum in terms of corrosion resistance and insuring good adhesion of subsequent coatings alodine 1201 is a colored chromate and will impart a yellowish goldish tone. A question that is often asked is can an aluminum wheel be powder coated. This is an excellent base coat to use under transparent powders to create a vivid candy finish.
Unlike liquid paint powder coating doesn t require a solvent.