With normal paint systems the drying process
can take several hours before tires could be safely mounted on the fresh
surface. With powder coating the surface is baked to a hard finish in a
matter of minutes. This allows us to re-mount the tire as soon as the
product is cooled.
A wide range of specialty effects is easily
accomplished. We stock standard and common silvers, clears and blacks for automotive
wheels. Hundreds of colors, finishes and textures can be special
In addition to the powder coating
equipment we have invested in cleaning and blasting systems to expedite
the entire process of wheel refinishing. Our goal is to get your wheels
back on your car as soon as possible with the most durable finish in the
This system is ahead of the curve when it
come to preparing for higher EPA standards. Powder coatings emit zero or
near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC). The self contained cleaning
and blasting systems are self-recycling. As always, Prince Wheel
Services provides recycling of scrap tire and aluminum for our
Custom Powder Coating
PWS is happy to work with customers
that are interested in custom work on items other than automotive wheel rims.
Our system is set up to powder coat any size batch and we will do single
We will be
able to coat any metal items that are able to fit in our 8'x8'x10' booth
and oven. Frequently requested custom pieces are motorcycle parts
(frames, wheel rims & trim pieces), BMX frames, engine parts, and
Items must be stripped of anything that is not metal or that
can't withstand the 400* temperature needed for curing the powder (such
as plastics and rubber). Items also should not reach a temperature over
400* during their everyday use once they have been coated.
Please send us a
email with your custom inquiry. Pricing is dependent on the type(s) and
amount of powder that will be used. Specify the color(s), finishes
(shine, matte, crinkle, etc.) and number of items in the batch. Include photos and dimensions if
Our blasting and
stripping system only accommodates automotive wheel rim sized items.
Hourly blasting rate is $60.00 plus material cost if applicable. We can
refer you to companies that can blast or strip larger items on request.
Sorry, we do not powder coat over the top
of existing chrome at this time. We have not found a reliable product to
bond and stick the products together 100% of the time. We cannot
guarantee that your end-result will be acceptable to us or you and we
cannot guarantee that it will last for any period of time.
Our Process for Powder
Coat Painting Wheels
Remove tires if they are still mounted.
Measure wheels for excessive run-out. (Price included in step 7)
Remove all debris, dirt, oils, wheel weight
adhesive, etc. in our pretreatment bay. (Price included in step
Strip and media blast to remove the original coatings
and prevent future adhesion issues. Repair any damage.
Pre-bake the wheels to drive out any
contaminants that may be impregnated in the alloy. (Price
included in step 6)
Back to the pretreatment bay for another
washing and then adhesion promoting chemical rinse and dry thoroughly. (Price
included in step 6)
Apply and bake powder coating on entire wheel.
(Metallics or Candies $85 ea./
Solid colors $70 ea.)
Allow to cool, install new valve stems and
then mount and balance tires. ($25-35