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Old 15th May 2016, 19:08   #196
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Why dont you try Plasti-dipping your alloys ? Its a removable spray paint. You will need approx 1 can per alloy to do 4-5 coats (necessary to peel off easily) and is available in a few colours including matt black and gunmetal which can suit you.
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Hi,

Can anyone direct me to a specialist in alloy paint jobs in Bangalore ? I am looking for a really professional finish and do not mind waiting endless hours for it.

Note : Mods, I did not know where to post such a query and hence I've posted it in this thread. Please move it if necessary.
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Red face Cleaning Alloy, Utilizing Sunday Afternoon

Okay! So I was searching for a thread where I can post my todays experience. Nothing really matched on someone's experience of cleaning alloy so here is a new thread. I hope I am not violating any rules. Scared of getting an infraction.

During the last routine servicing of my car, I got tyre rotation done including fitment of spare wheel. Over the period of few days, the alloy of the spare wheel started to lose its shine and had a strange dust/dirtiness accumulated over it. This was few months back. I got the car to local washing wala bhaiya, but normal cleaning did no joy.

Initially, I thought this is result of one incident (read here:) where 'Harpic' kept in boot space got leaked and damaged the cardboard cover of boot. The wheel in question was kept in boot as spare that time. I thought that the alloy surface might have got damaged due to the acidic nature of toilet cleaner.

This is how dirty the wheel was. Notice the condition of alloys. This was strange kind of dirt which either was due to wearing off of surface or was due to some oil and dirt.
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Today, on Sunday hot afternoon, I finally decided that enough is enough and took out the wheel from car after jacking up. Left the car jacked and took the wheel to have a bath. My weapon of cleaning were normal cloth washing brush, a Scotch Bite and detergent powder. Just a glimpse of cleaning process.
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To my utter surprise, the alloy stared to come back to its own color very easily. Cleaned every bit of it and resultant is below. I was so happy and excited that I took out the spare wheel as well and cleaned it too. Meanwhile, tested one local tyre shiner too. The right wheel, in the second pic is the one which was dirty and is applied with tyre shiner.
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I so wish If I had some mechanism of taking out all the wheels. I would have cleaned them all.

P.S.- Mods, if this does not deserve to be as a seperate thread, you may please merge with relevant thread. Thanks.

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Hey guys!

Any places in Mumbai you'd recommend to get alloys powder coated?

My new flash red Skoda Rapid arrives in a couple of days, and I think black alloys would look really sick on her. Would ideally have wanted to swap in a set of MOMOs, but don't want to risk it with warranty. Have heard lots of issues with aftermarket alloys on the Rapid.

Any reliable power coating places in Mumbai? Would be much appreciated
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Hey guys!

Any places in Mumbai you'd recommend to get alloys powder coated?

My new flash red Skoda Rapid arrives in a couple of days, and I think black alloys would look really sick on her. Would ideally have wanted to swap in a set of MOMOs, but don't want to risk it with warranty. Have heard lots of issues with aftermarket alloys on the Rapid.

Any reliable power coating places in Mumbai? Would be much appreciated
I'd advice you to plasti-dip first. That way, you can see if really does look the way you want it to. If you don't like it, you can peel it off. There will be no damage to the original finish.

There's no way to reverse powder coating without damaging the original finish. The OEM wheel has a very durable paintjob that can stand up to scuffs and scratches from daily use and tyre changes etc... Local powder coating won't be that resilient. So if small chips start appearing, the wheel ends up looking super ugly. Look around for black powder coated bike alloys, especially older Pulsars; you'll know what i'm talking about. Chipped plasti-dip can be removed or redone. Removing powder coat involves a lot of physical effort so most people just do a second coat on top. This may not look good & can mess with the size of the various bores.

Sorry if I scared you. That said, if you want to powder coat, just find some place that does bulk orders for things like window channels etc... They will have experience and it's their quality that gets them those bulk orders. Just remember to get a sample coated in your desired colour first.

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So i got my stock alloys painted

Let the pics do the talking

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So i got my stock alloys painted

Let the pics do the talking

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Where did you get this done and how much did it cost?

I've been thinking of getting my 6yr old alloys painted because of scratches caused by other motorists.
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Hey buddy,

Thank you.

Its at a place in JC road, they do it on the footpath. Couple of hours job, no paint booth and stuff. He does denting/ painting too

The guys name is Kaveri : 98864 97263

(I have no commercial interest in the same)

Hope that helps!

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Hi Everyone,

The rims on my swift are about 8 years old have a lot of wear and tear. Can anyone suggest where I can get them refurbished. I would prefer to keep the original color - silver and black.

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I'm a big fan of black alloys on my car and have been pondering on the different options to do that. The easiest and the best(but most expensive) is to buy new black alloys . Other options that I know are -
•spary painting(cans)
costs around 400 for 2 spray cans and ₹50 for labour
Can be removed easily using thinner/petrol
Gets scratched up easily and needs regular touchups
Perfect finish is hard to achieve

•Getting them wrapped
Looks really clean with an outstanding finish if done well
Would cost around 5-6k
Will protect the wheels from deeper gouges from curbing and rogue rocks
If torn the whole wrap needs to be changed or else it will look really shabby
It is easily removable and reversible

•plasti dip
I don't know much about this technique so I would appreciate anything from your experiences and knowledge.
I assume it would be expensive

•powder coating
Looks amazing
Hard to maintain
Costs a bomb

These are the only methods that I know at the moment. I would like to know which method is the best and is their any other method that is better, both in terms of quality and cost.
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Powder Coating is actually going to be easier to maintain than spray paint or a wrap or plasti dip. It's practically the highest quality job out there ensuring uniform and even finish far more durable than the others you mentioned. Obviously that makes it more expensive as well since the process involve positively charging the coating as it leaves the nozzle while spraying it on, then it is heated in an oven changing the entire coating's molecular structure turning it more into a shell around your wheel.
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Any Shop in NCR to Get "Plasti Dip" or "Powder Coat" From? which of the two is suggested for a long term and stable solution?
i have OEM innova Crysta 17 inch alloys.
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Powder Coating is actually going to be easier to maintain than spray paint or a wrap or plasti dip. It's practically the highest quality job out there ensuring uniform and even finish far more durable than the others you mentioned. Obviously that makes it more expensive as well since the process involve positively charging the coating as it leaves the nozzle while spraying it on, then it is heated in an oven changing the entire coating's molecular structure turning it more into a shell around your wheel.
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Any Shop in NCR to Get "Plasti Dip" or "Powder Coat" From? which of the two is suggested for a long term and stable solution?
i have OEM innova Crysta 17 inch alloys.
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I got a cast iron round base and a CRC pipe powder coated for my garden to act as a flower pot stand. The fresh coat does look great but on continuous exposure to the environment (sunlight, UV, rain and dust), it starts losing its sheen. Let me send a picture tomorrow for better understanding.
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I got a cast iron round base and a CRC pipe powder coated for my garden to act as a flower pot stand. The fresh coat does look great but on continuous exposure to the environment (sunlight, UV, rain and dust), it starts losing its sheen. Let me send a picture tomorrow for better understanding.
Have a look at the round base and the pipe, both powder coated in Structure Black shade, and exposed to the environment; Sun, Air, Rain. Over a period of time, it starts to lose its sheen as is evident.
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