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Old 13th April 2007, 12:23   #46
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No I havent seen that alloy closely. If it is machined finish then the chemical stain can be removed by buffing.
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ok cool. In that case I'll catch up with you one of these days and show you the alloy.

So which are the shops here that do this kind of work?

thanks mate.
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vid, i just saw your alloys. Getting it chromed is the best option buttt if you are not sure how good the chroming is going to be, get it painted white, will look good on your car.
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I would recommend powder coating instead of painting. Much more durable.
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powder coating is rarely done correctly here. I've had it done on a number of occasions on various parts of my old bike, it was never done right. Either it would fade after a while, or chip off.

Painting, if done correctly, would be perfect. Monkey's wheels have been done really well. But then he paid top dollar for them. I believe it cost him Rs.3,500 per wheel.
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vid, i just saw your alloys. Getting it chromed is the best option buttt if you are not sure how good the chroming is going to be, get it painted white, will look good on your car.
Thing is I dont want to change the colour. I'm trying to just bring it back to as good as new. it's got 3 different finishes on it. that's the tough part.

I'll post close up pics to get a better idea.
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powder coating is rarely done correctly here. I've had it done on a number of occasions on various parts of my old bike, it was never done right. Either it would fade after a while, or chip off.

Painting, if done correctly, would be perfect. Monkey's wheels have been done really well. But then he paid top dollar for them. I believe it cost him Rs.3,500 per wheel.
correction Rs. 2000 per wheel
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Could you post some pics of that please ??
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DIYers can refer this one:

[COLOR=#800080]http://carbodywork.blogspot.com/2006/11/paint-your-car-rims.html[/COLOR]

Offtopic: Does anyone knows good brand for filler (putty) material and also for heat resistant brake caliper paint?
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Could you post some pics of that please ??
You can see some pics of the wheels here:

Monkey's Wheels (Pics/Report : March 11th drive w/ an STI, TT, B16A, ML350, Fireblade, ZZR etc)
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Thanks Ishan, they look really cool. But are they worth 2k a wheel ? i am not sure. Are they painted or powder coated ???
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Are they painted or powder coated ???
They are painted. I feel the price is alright.
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Thanks Ishan, they look really cool. But are they worth 2k a wheel ? i am not sure. Are they painted or powder coated ???
They are painted John & the work is very high-quality. I know I checked them out properly!! The cost is certainly high but then high-quality stuff does not come cheap! I would say they are worth it.
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This is not true. We have excellent chrome available in India. But the problem here is that nobody does the plating properly. Normally to chrome plate any metal you first need to do a couple of rounds of copper plating. This is because chrome adheres very well to a copper base coat. But nobody does this as it pushes the plating cost very high.
Hi vikram_d,

I have spoken to quite a few people here (restoring bumpers for antique cars etc) who complained about the quality of chrome, but what they could have been complaining about is the quality of chrome plating, and as you said not enough of the base metal (i think it is nickel, not copper btw).

As for the sfxi alloys, i havent examined them closely, but they definitely look like a machined finish, and not chromed...

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I've been looking for a set of black alloys for my Skoda in Bangalore and so far all I've seen is crap.

Does anyone know where I could get a set of standard metallic or brush finish wheels powder coated black? Btw, I'm open to going outside Bangalore as well and I would prefer someone that has experience with auto grade finishes.

I'm told that a black powder coat + teflon coating on top will be pretty durable whereas a paint job will not cut it. Any comments?

I'm thinking of a set of Lenso alloys in 16" or 17", powder coated a glossy black to complete my car. Help is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Kroner.
Hi

This reply may be to late in the day as your post is a good year old, but nonetheless, check out with Autopsyche, he did the Alloys for my Lancer. Came out pretty neat......Hope that helps

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