What is Alloy Wheel Powder Coating?

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If you are looking for a change of colour for your wheels, a powder coating, rather than a traditional paint and lacquer approach, is one of the options available to you in the marketplace.  

Here at Prestige Wheels Ltd, we have a range of colours and finishes that we stock or we can source a bespoke colour for you. Amongst its key benefits, alloy powder coating represents a highly durable and affordable solution that will give your wheels a brand-new look.  

In this blog, we’ve rounded up what is alloy wheel powder coating and why you should consider powder coating to enhance the look and feel of your vehicle: 

What is Alloy Wheel Powder Coating? 

Originally a painting technique designed for industrial and military applications in the 1940s, powder coating is making a comeback as its protective properties are ideal for the automotive industry. 

If you already have alloys on your car but want to increase their value, then it may be worth looking at alloy recolouring. With this service, a powder coating is sprayed on to the alloy like traditional paint which then settles on the surface dry. This is then heat-treated which forms a gel over the surface of the wheel that protects your alloy wheels against UV damage, light scratches, pollution and wash swirls. 

Why should you choose Powder Coating?  

Powder coating your wheels can ensure a high-quality finish that will remove any substantial wear and tear. However, it’s important to consult a specialist and let him examine your wheels to ensure they do not have any structural damage.  

Compared to traditional paint spray, alloy wheel powder coating can provide you with a more durable finish and is less susceptible to scratches. Additionally, powder coating will result in your wheels’ surface becoming more resilient and more environmentally-friendly compared to traditional paint.  

If you’re a fan of glitter, why not try our glitter finishes for your powder coating? Check out our Instagram for more examples of our work.  

How to powder coat your alloy wheels  

If you’re looking to powder coat your alloy wheels, it’s best to let one of our professional technicians do it to ensure the results are of maximum quality. While it is predominantly for cosmetic purposes, powder coating can help if your wheels have any tear and wear.  

At Prestige Wheels, we will provide you with a high-quality refurbishing services and powder coating is no different. The process of powder coating is quite straightforward and you can rest assured your wheels will have a brand-new look by the end of it.  

Our team of technicians will remove the whole wheel from the car and rebalance your wheels prior to powder coating. Once the wheels are cleaned, they will manually degrease the wheels and apply the powder coat using a spray gun. The powder will stick to the wheel via a process called ‘electro-static attraction’.  

The trend of powder coating wheels is here to stay and as a car owner, you can opt for powder coating as it’s an efficient and affordable option to help protect your wheels from corrosion, scratches and other harsh chemicals, while giving them a high-quality matte or glossy finish.  

Are you ready to enhance your wheels? Choose our Powder Coating services today.  

Get in touch with our friendly team today and let’s get started on your next project.