We had a customer bring in his 2013 BMW for a little makeover.His wheels were in need of repair and his calipers were just looking a little too plain.
First thing was first,we put his car up on jacks and got to work with the wheel removal.This was the worst of the wheel damage.Nothing that should be on a luxury car!
Next we took on the task of removing his calipers and breaking them all down to nothing.Easier said than done for sure.All these pieces are just from 1 corner.
Just to show some detail,this is the backside of a front caliper piece after powdercoating.We taped off all piston & bolting areas.
There is people out there that cut corners and use PAINT for calipers.A lot of times they dont even break them down like we did or even bother to tape anything resulting in painted pad backing plates and brackets……well not here!
Back to the wheels
-Tires were removed
-Wheels were chemically stripped & outgassed
-Small amounts of filler metal were added and rash was smoothed out
-Every nook & cranny was then media blasted for good powder adhesion
-MATTE BLACK powdercoat was applied and baked to give us the final product
-Tires remounted,wheels balanced – scratch free
Next was assembling all the brakes back into 1 piece then bleeding out the system.This was so fun we dont have a pic of it.
And finally the car back on the ground,ready to go back to its owner.
These wheels came in rough! Not a good way to treat expensive wheels.
And the NEW finished product.
-Cleaned up back barrels
-Prepped & powdercoated center pieces
-Rebolted & torqued to specs
Some stuff might be missing from the site while we redo a lot of it in June/August.
Currently the powdercoating division is taking about 95% of our time.With that in mind I simply dont have the time like before to answer questions regarding Honda Ruckus parts & related stuff.Going to take a break from it for sure.Lots of left over stock will be sold to a distributor so they can sell as they please and we continue powdercoating.That way if someone has a question they can answer right away,ship promptly and so on.
Most likely will split things into 2 sites versus having coating & ruckus pieces in the same website.
These wheels came in with faces that had attempted to be polished but the job wasn’t finished.
Super dirty everywhere!
Check out the before and after.Take a guess at which one is the after.
Left face after media blasting,right face as it came in.
Teal metallic with mirror clear.
These wheels had heavy damage from all these years of use.After getting broken down completely they were ready to get prepped.
We did the lips in “MATTE BLACK” then followed with “ULTRA CHROME” centers to serve as a base for the next color which is a translucent.
And finally after adding the “BLACK CHROME” powdercoat over the base.
Still undecided on whether these will get black bolts of gold bolts.
I received these wheels today to do a refinish.They were spray painted white on top of the original finish.The fronts weren’t TOO bad dirty wise aside from the obvious paint.
Now the backsides were a different story!
Real heavy dirt,grime,spray paint,everythinggg…..
Before and After some cleaning.
After some more heavy cleaning the chrome powder basecoat is done!
The next step is to lay down the candy color over this chrome.
My friend called me up last week about a job.His boss wanted to powdercoat the wheels on his supercharged vette.The original finish was a silver/polish accented setup.After lots and lots of powder,all 4 of those steam rollers were ready to go.
The before shot.
After the full high temp satin black treatment.
Custom header for a Yoshi muffler and a powdercoated fatty wheel setup now in SYDNEY mutha freakin AUSTRALIA!