Pros and Cons of Powder Coating Vehicle Wheels

Across the country, car enthusiasts spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars improving the look of their vehicles. One of the most overlooked improvements, however, is changes to the color of a vehicle’s wheels. If you’re looking for ways to breathe new life into your car or truck, a new wheel color can make all the difference. Powder coating your car wheels can give your vehicle a new lease on life, but it is crucial to make sure that powder coating is the right choice for you. Read on for a look at the pros and cons of powder coating vehicle wheels in Washington.

Real strength

It probably comes as no surprise that your wheels see more abuse on a daily basis than any other part of the car. Dirt and debris that comes into contact with your vehicle runs into your wheels first. A traditional paint job applied to your rims may look pretty, but it also creates a porous surface that attracts dirt and stains like a magnet.

When you apply a protective layer of powder coating to your wheels, however, the dried surface is one cohesive layer that resists dirt and stains and protects the integrity of your wheels.

Don’t sacrifice beauty

A typical paint job goes on smooth and looks great when it’s applied. Of course, that only lasts for a limited amount of time. As soon as you hit the road, it’s only a matter of time before your shiny new wheels start to look dingy. Then, chips and cracks in the paint job will begin to show up.

Powder coating car wheels in Washington starts out looking great and stays that way for up to three times longer than a routine paint job.

Treat the environment kindly

When you opt for a paint job for your car’s wheels, you will likely end up with leftover materials once the job is complete. This leftover paint and paint-spattered tools create a mess that isn’t easily cleaned up. The result is trash that can prove toxic to the environment.

When it’s done correctly, there are no leftovers with a powder coating. Any leftover powder that goes into the job can be immediately recovered and repurposed for another task. As a result, there is no environmental hazard in the process.

Powder coating takes skill

The primary issue with powder coating is the potential for problems that arise when you go with an inexperienced professional. For example, cross-contamination of colors is an ever-present issue if your team isn’t prepared. What’s more, not all vehicle wheels are ideally suited for powder coating. It sprays on slightly thicker than paint, which can prove problematic for some drivers.

If you pick a talented team with the guts to speak to you frankly, then those potential issues shouldn’t prove much of a hurdle.

We’ve got you covered

Are you considering powder coating your car wheels in Washington? Come to Powder Vision Inc., where we have more than twenty years providing state-of-the-art powder coating for a huge variety of surfaces. Whether your needs are commercial or residential, our talented team has you covered. Give us a call or visit us online today.