Top Five Benefits of Powder Coating Your Wheel Rims

Wheel rims can make or break the look of your car. While buying custom rims isn’t affordable for a lot of car owners, refinishing your rims by investing in powder coating services in Washington just might be.

Powder coating is a process in which ground particles made of pigment and resin are electrically charged and sprayed onto a metal surface, such as your wheel rims. The electrostatic charge allows these particles to adhere to the metal surface. The rims are then “baked,” which allows these particles to blend together and cure. The end result is a durable, quality surface coat and finish that looks amazing. While there are many reasons to choose to powder coat your wheel rims, here are what we think are the top five benefits:

  • Higher resistance: Wheel rims see a lot of action. Corrosion, chipping and flaking can be caused by exposure to outdoor elements, not to mention damage from road debris like stones and gravel. Powder coating creates a non-porous surface shield that is more resistant than traditional liquid paints, which means that your powder-coated rims will be able to withstand even the most unforgiving road environments.
  • Durability: Once the powder coating particles are sprayed onto your wheel rims, the rims are baked in an oven at very high temperatures. This baking process not only causes the particles to fuse together, but it actually allows the powder coating to cure. The end result is a thicker, more durable surface coverage. In fact, under the same conditions, powder coating lasts up to three times longer than traditional painting.
  • Better for the environment: Getting your rims redone is something nice that you can do for yourself, but why not do something nice for the environment while you’re at it? Opting to use powder coating over liquid paints is better for the environment. Liquid paints contain volatile organic compounds that are harmful to the ozone, as well as to anyone who breathes them in. Plus, excess liquid paint is nearly impossible to capture and reuse. Powder coating, on the other hand, contains no dangerous VOCs and any excess powder can easily be recycled.
  • Better coverage: Powder coating provides better coverage compared to liquid paints. For some complexly designed wheel rims, certain facets of the rim can be difficult to reach with liquid paints. With powder coating, however, due to the electrostatic method combined with the curing process, even the most difficult-to-reach parts of the rim get adequate coverage.
  • Saves you money: Finally, in the long run, powder coating will actually save you money. Although more traditional painting methods may be slightly less expensive up front, when you take into consideration the durability and longevity of powder coating, powder coating will cost you less.

If you’re interested in investing in powder coating services in Washington for your wheel rims, stop in to speak to a pro at Powder Vision Inc. We offer professional powder coating services for wheel rims and other car parts. To learn more or schedule your services, give us a call today!