Posted on: 9 March 2022
Rims are an important part of any new car's exterior aesthetic. But like the vehicle's bodywork, they lose their shine over time and will need to be refinished. There are two main ways to make old rims look new again: painting and powder coating.
While painting can deliver decent results, powder coating is your best bet at getting the best finish possible. Take a look at the advantages of powder coating for rims.
It provides better coverage
One of the major drawbacks of traditional painting for rims is that the nooks and crannies of the rims may not be easily reached with brushes or spray guns. Ensuring a uniform application of paint on the entire surface of the rims can be a tricky and time-consuming job.
With powder coating, you don't have to worry about leaving the difficult-to-reach sections of your rims unpainted. Instead, the entire surface of your rims, including every nook and cranny of your rims, will be painted with electrostatically charged dry powder, creating a thick and consistent finish.
It is more durable
While liquid paint provides a layer of protection against the elements, it is susceptible to many forms of damage, including scratching, chipping and peeling. If you want your new rim finish to last longer, powder coating is an excellent alternative to conventional painting.
The thick, consistent and non-porous coating that powder coating provides resists surface damage better than wet paint, hence the increased durability.
It looks much nicer
Refinishing rims is not just important for protecting the rims from destructive elements — it also adds a decorative element to the vehicle's exteriors. As powder coating involves applying electrostatically charged dry powder to your rims and then curing the coating in an oven under high-heat conditions, it ensures a more uniform coat application.
The finished job looks far more beautiful than would be possible with normal paint.
It is a safer choice for the environment
During the regular painting process for rims, a significant percentage of paint is lost to evaporation or spillages, making it difficult to achieve optimal usage of material. Plus, paints may contain VOCs that are harmful when released into the environment.
With powder coating, your utilisation of material is much more efficient than normal painting. During the application process, almost no material is wasted. Plus, powder coating is a dry application process that doesn't involve using solvents that produce harmful VOCs.
Powder coating of rims is a job that requires specialised knowledge and equipment to do it correctly. If you don't have what it takes to do a successful rim powder coating job, leave the job to a specialist.
For more information on powder coating for rims, contact a professional near you.Share