How to Make Your New Alloys Look Even Better

Posted on: 9 November 2020

Most auto enthusiasts would agree that if you really want to make your car look great, you need to invest in a set of aftermarket rims. While the wheels fitted to your car as standard may look okay, you can make it stand out in a sea of predictability by choosing a nice set of alloys. However, you can go even further once you have made your purchase and improve not just the look of these new wheels but their durability as well. Why should you think about powder coating your new purchase?


In the old days, some people chose to paint alloy wheels, but it is much better to use the latest materials involved in powder coating. This technique layers resins onto the surface of the wheel using an electrostatic process. The pigment will bond effectively and make each wheel shine.


But there's more to powder coating than just appearance. It will provide an additional layer of defence to protect your wheels against damage. If you spend a lot of your time driving on unmade roads, this will be of significant benefit as your wheels will be more resistant to those stones that are thrown up as you drive over the dirt.


Powder coating will typically provide you with a more uniform coat when compared to traditional paint. It's easier to reach into all those nooks and crannies that are a feature of the latest wheel design. Further, the powder coating process involves baking the solution onto the surface of the wheel in a hot oven. This will help the individual layers bond with the wheel surface more effectively and produce an extremely smooth finish.


As you've invested so much in your new set of wheels, you'll want them to last as long as possible and without too much in the way of upkeep. Powder coating can help to protect these rims far more effectively than a conventional layer of paint and will help you avoid any expense associated with refurbishment.


Finally, if you have an eye to the environment, you will be pleased to know that powder coating is far more eco-friendly than traditional paint. Many of the harsh compounds found within liquid paint are eliminated when you powder coat instead, so you can feel proud of yourself when you take your vehicle to your next car show.

Moving Ahead

Talk with your wheel supplier and get more information about powder coating.

For more information about custom wheels, such as Extreme Wheels, contact a local auto accessory shop.