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Date:         Mon, 3 Apr 2000 12:31:02 -0700
Reply-To:     Stuart MacMillan <stuart@COBALTGROUP.COM>
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From:         Stuart MacMillan <stuart@COBALTGROUP.COM>
Organization: The Cobalt Group
Subject:      Re: Powder coating Vanagon Alloys
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This sounds like an excellent opportunity to get yourself the $150 Eastwood DIY powder coating system! (I am always looking for excuses to justify a new tool!)

Add a $25 used oven and I'll bet you could come up with lots of uses for this product.

> BRENT CHRISTENSEN wrote: > > Well, I have abandoned the notion of switching to 15" wheels on the > Syncro until I get an engine with more "oomph". As part of my therapy > for dealing with the loss of this dream, I am now entertaining > thoughts of simply powder coating my lovely "Carat" alloys to match > the Syncro's Alpine White body. (For the ultimate in "Euro-boy-racer" > looks) > > I've checked with a local powder coating shop, and it sounds like they > do this all the time, and the cost is about $50 per wheel. > > Has anyone out there gone through this? What advice would you offer? > Were they able to match the paint, or would you suggest a finish > similar to the original silver finish? Any other thoughts or > suggestions would be welcomed. > > PS - my wheels are generally in pretty good shape, but there is some > chipped finish at the edges where wheel weights have been mounted, and > some mild discoloration from brake dust on the fronts. > > Thanks in advance, > > Brent Christensen > '89 GL Syncro Westy > Santa Barbara, CA > I voted, have you?

-- Stuart MacMillan I voted too!

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