Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 12:55:53 -0700
Reply-To: BRENT CHRISTENSEN <bchristensen@INFOGENESIS.COM>
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From: BRENT CHRISTENSEN <bchristensen@INFOGENESIS.COM>
Subject: Re: Powder coating Vanagon Alloys
I can just see the expression on my wife's face as I "pop" one of my wheels
into the oven for an overnight bake...!
'89 GL Syncro Westy
Santa Barbara, CA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stuart MacMillan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 12:31 PM
> To: BRENT CHRISTENSEN
> Cc: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM
> Subject: Re: Powder coating Vanagon Alloys
> 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
> > 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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