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Steel wheel refurb

  • 18-06-2020 11:59am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,861 ✭✭✭ Tzardine


    Hi folks,

    I have sourced a set of original steel wheels for my car. They need to be refurbished.

    What are people's thoughts about powder coating vs spraying. I have never seen powdercoated silver wheels in the flesh. Will they look right. Will it be a more durable finish ?

    Also, if anybody can recommend a place in Dublin/Kildare or surrounding areas that would be much appreciated.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,526 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    Tzardine wrote: »
    Hi folks,

    I have sourced a set of original steel wheels for my car. They need to be refurbished.

    What are people's thoughts about powder coating vs spraying. I have never seen powdercoated silver wheels in the flesh. Will they look right. Will it be a more durable finish ?

    Also, if anybody can recommend a place in Dublin/Kildare or surrounding areas that would be much appreciated.

    proper paint is better imho : powder coating can chip and then water gets under it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Bernard in Dunboyne powder coating...he does a proper job..;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,861 ✭✭✭ Tzardine


    Some follow up on this. I went with Carlow Coatings. Could not be happier.

    Dropped the manky wheels off after lunch on Friday. Got a call just after 8am on Monday morning to say they were ready to collect. €210 to do the 4 of them. Most places were looking over €300.

    Tyres are ordered and cant wait to get them on the car. They are going onto my Mk2 Fiesta. Some before and afters and the wheels they will be replacing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 549 ✭✭✭ chillyspoon


    Tzardine wrote: »
    Some follow up on this. I went with Carlow Coatings. Could not be happier.

    They look fantastic - the ones already on it are cool too. Cracking looking motor n'all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭ irshmerc


    Nice car man


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,862 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    That looks like a fantastic job for just a couple hundred quid!

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