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
> 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"
> 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?
I voted too!
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