Painting vs powdercoating wheels

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smooothone23

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I am wanting to paint a portion of a wheel and wanting to know what is better. is the ability to powdercoat and match factory paint available at this point? My fear is not matching and looking like a dweeb. I also dont want to paint and have it flake or look bad.

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thecort

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You can also powdercoat first then match the paint to the powdercoating.


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smooothone23

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I do not want to paint the entire bike, just match the wheels....can you powdercoat to match factory paint?
 

thecort

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From what I have seen, heard & read it's more difficult to match powdercoat to paint then it is paint to powdercoat. There just aren't as many shades with powdercoat. What color paint are you trying to match?
 

smooothone23

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Red Hot Sunglo on a 09 FLHX. I saw that Primo wheels have a red painted wheel that is close but they call it a Sunburst Red.
 

thecort

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Did you see it in person or a pic from their site? It'll probably be different in person. I'm not trying to put a damper on your project just want you to know that pics aren't usually accurate with paint color.


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Thomason Performance

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Check out powderbuythepound.com. When I need small quantities of powder I get it from them. They have a section just for Harley matched colors, and they have all been dead on. The black cherry matches Harley's exact. And they can mix custom colors for me, or I can mix them myself.

I do all my own powder coating in-house and do parts other than wheels so if anyone needs anything done give me a shout!
 
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I can do metallics. they're a pain in the ass to get just right, but I can do them.

this is a high gloss gold flake over a flat black base coat. the first pic is the gold flake before it goes in the oven to bake. in the sunlight it's insane.
 

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Bill

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Wow! I didn't know you could do that with powder.

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True Kustom

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You will not be able to match red hot sunglow with powder.

The "Sunglow" colors are candies and all the new ones have a color shift pearl in them.

Unless you are gravel diggin on your scoot, paint will stick and last on wheels. I have painted many.

 

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