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Old 14th November 2008, 08:50   #16
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can steel rims be anodized ? I thought only aluminum rims could be anodized
Anodization works very well on scatched alloys. I've got them done.

I'm not sure about steel and anyways, it would be cheaper to buy alloys rather than going through this long process.

A lot of metals can be anodized - which is basically adding a coat of oxide onto the surface of the metal.

I guess another option for a steel rim could be chrome plating, but again, it is prone to flaking.
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Powder coating will come off too. Anodizing is another option, albeit an expensive one.


Powder coating will not come off that easy..I have had many metal things, like chair stands (where one tends to rest one's foot), iron gates, grilles et done. Never had a problem, the powder coated rims should come out well IMO. Because of being baked at very high tempratures, powder coating has very good life.



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Thanks everyone, Isn't Powder coating and Anodizing for alloy wheels?
may be i'll take it to a car modification shop and ask for poweder coating. Will let you guys know soon

@AbhiJ, Yes i checked my neighbor's accent and they are of my santro's size
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@AbhiJ, Yes i checked my neighbor's accent and they are of my santro's size
U can PM me or mail me at akshay_b2004[at]yahoo[dot]co.in
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I ll search them out and send you a PM...
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@ akshay_b

So what did you do for your hubs? painted them or exchanged for the accent's?

Post pics if painted.
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Guys, I just visited a near by paint guy, and he said the normal spray paint can be done,When asked for high temp paint, He blindly said the normal paint is sufficient.
He quoted 400 for all 4 wheels. But the problem is, i have to remove the wheels one by one and take it to his shop. Should i go for it? or get a spray paint can and spray it over the rims carefully? With the wheels removed from the car?
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well plastic can always be painted what you need first is a base coat for plastic commanly known as primers if thats done then the paint shall never peel off done that on the skirts of my safari its almost 9 months now and they dont peel off , done the same on my getz as well and dont we all know about body colour bumpers !!
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Remove the wheels the let the painter to the job. A can would anyways cost you 220 bucks... let the professional guy do it with sandpapering, layers of paint, etc.

You can jack up your car and put bricks and take all wheels or take those tripod jacks from a tyre guy to prop up your car while all four wheels are removed.
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Reviving this old thread. I have a zen and want to paint part of the stock rims black. I actually want to chrome lips, but i hear they are clip on's which tend to fall off, besides i can't seem to find them anywhere now. I went to a painter and he said he'll sandpaper the whole rim and then paint it black. He's quoting around 1500. Do they spray paint things work well, or do they start peeling off after a while ?

I have attached a pic of what i want to do (found it on another forum). What do you guys think?
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PAINTING HUBS ON OHC

Every Sunday i make time to wash my car inside out , it is like a stress buster for me ,i have being doing this for a couple of months since i bought my OHC, helps me relax.

So since its my first & second hand car , I am trying to do it up bit by bit , This week thought I will pain the hubs caps of the car , now i know painting hubs is not the right thing to do , specially by yourself , but I thought since I will buy alloys in 2 months time (when Bonus arrives) I will give it a shot,

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Hey ryan,how did you paint the wheelcaps?
The process please.
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PAINTING HUBS ON OHC

Every Sunday i make time to wash my car inside out , it is like a stress buster for me ,i have being doing this for a couple of months since i bought my OHC, helps me relax.

So since its my first & second hand car , I am trying to do it up bit by bit , This week thought I will pain the hubs caps of the car , now i know painting hubs is not the right thing to do , specially by yourself , but I thought since I will buy alloys in 2 months time (when Bonus arrives) I will give it a shot,

Below are some Before / After pictures
Hey ryan, the end results look good. Request for process followed and how has it been doing post some time after this paint job. I mean any paint chipping off ?
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PAINTING HUBS ON OHC

Every Sunday i make time to wash my car inside out , it is like a stress buster for me ,i have being doing this for a couple of months since i bought my OHC, helps me relax.
Hey ryan , i"m about to go through the same deal with my ohc. which spray paint did you use ? which colour ? i reside in mumbai too,any details as to where can i procuer the paint can and for how much ?
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Hey ryan , i"m about to go through the same deal with my ohc. which spray paint did you use ? which colour ? i reside in mumbai too,any details as to where can i procuer the paint can and for how much ?

Recommend not to paint the OHC Hubs, the paint chips off & after every wash the color fades, waste of time.


Paint in any hardware store,175 - 300 a bottle
Color - Silver

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