Originally Posted by randman1
Why remove the gold in the first place? If it'* on there that good why not just scuff and repaint?
Rims look super though. Wanna do another set?
Well, it'* a chicken and egg deal. When I started this, I didn't think the original powder coat was on there that good. All of the rims has some flakes where corrosion had popped a few pieces off.
Second, I wasn't sure how well the paint would adhere to the powder coat. I knew what it would do on bare aluminum, so that'* what I decided to do, make them bare aluminum, then paint/powder coat them a new color.
There'* not going to be another set of these done by me. Once around is enough
So far I've got one done with a tire on it (Goodyear Viva II, 215/60R16), ready to mount on the car. second rim stripped and repainted ready for a tire. 3rd rim just started stripping off the gold.
Jim C: Next one I'll snap a photo of just the bare aluminum for you.