Alloy Wheel Powder Coating
Alloy wheel powder coating is a type of finishing process used to enhance the appearance and durability of alloy wheels. Powder coating involves the application of a dry powder to the surface of the wheels, which is then cured to form a protective and decorative coating.
Steps involved in Alloy wheel Power Coating
Here's how the alloy wheel powder coating process typically works:
Preparation: The wheels are thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt, grease, or contaminants. This ensures proper adhesion of the powder coating.
Stripping (if necessary): If the wheels have an existing coating or paint, it may need to be stripped off to provide a clean surface for the powder coating. This can be done through sandblasting or chemical stripping.
Powder Application: The dry powder is applied to the wheels using a spray gun or electrostatic process. The powder is typically made of finely ground particles of colored pigment and resin.
Curing: After the powder is applied, the wheels are placed in an oven or heated chamber. The heat causes the powder particles to melt and fuse together, forming a continuous coating. The curing process also helps the coating to bond with the surface of the wheels, providing durability and resistance to chipping, scratching, and fading.
Cooling and Inspection: Once the curing process is complete, the wheels are allowed to cool down. They are then inspected for any imperfections or inconsistencies in the coating.
Reassembly: After the wheels have cooled and passed inspection, they can be reassembled with any necessary hardware, such as valve stems or center caps.
Alloy wheel powder coating offers several advantages over traditional liquid paint. It provides a thicker and more durable coating, resistant to chipping, fading, and corrosion. Powder coating also allows for a wide range of color options and finishes, including matte, gloss, metallic, and textured finishes. The process is environmentally friendly, as it produces minimal waste and does not emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like some liquid paints.
Diamond Cut Finish
Diamond cut alloy finish, also known as diamond cut or diamond turned finish, refers to a specific type of wheel finish that creates a shiny and distinctive appearance. It involves the use of a specialized lathe or CNC machine to remove a thin layer of metal from the face of the wheel, creating a precise and textured finish.
Powder Coat Your Alloy Wheels for a Durable Finish
At IQ Tyres, we offer high-quality alloy wheel powder coating services to help you enhance the look of your vehicle. Our powder coatings come in a variety of different colors and finishes that can be customized to your liking. And with fast turnaround times, you can have your wheels looking brand new in no time.