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Old 05-24-2017, 02:31 PM
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Very nice! Do you do the work or is it sub-contracted? The reason I ask is the "refinishing" link on your page takes me to Fast Forward Wheels. Was thinking about having the calipers done a couple months ago when I saw your pictures but now thinking of a caliper & Cup I package deal.
We own FFW, it's our refinishing side of the business, the reason why we haven't simply join the two is because it separates two sides of the businesses and FFW is more friendly to "all makes" rather than Porsche specific.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:10 PM
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^ Are they baked enamel?
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:04 PM
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also check out the PVD coating,
it will make your wheel look like its a mirror and comes in many colors.
BMW has this finish on a few of the M cars wheel packages,
curbing will damage it.


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Old 05-24-2017, 09:29 PM
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One of the powder coat suppliers offer a "Porsche silver" color so I ordered the swatch. Maybe this and clear coating will get them close to original style. I could leave them alone and just Plastidip them, but that would not "feel" right.
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I had a set of 18in wheels powder coated and I am not at all pleased with the outcome. I agree that the coating is too thick, and just not quite right. I'm going to put these on CL today and maybe someone will want them.
One thing is that powder coating is not all that expensive ... $85 per wheel
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Old 05-26-2017, 03:29 PM
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A powder coated finish will never match automotive paint for smoothness or gloss. That orange peel effect is pretty common with powder coated things. You should be able to sand and buff it to a great finish though. No need to dump the wheels just because of that.
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:24 PM
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They came with a donor car that we stripped and chopped up. I have not been all that keen on these wheels. Good idea about sanding and buffing. They are aftermarket wheels not hollow spoke
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Vanster, they don't look to bad in photos.
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I found these wheels a few days ago (18") Some of the clear coat is coming off on the outer edges. Should not be difficult to repair
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:03 PM
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I found these wheels a few days ago (18") Some of the clear coat is coming off on the outer edges. Should not be difficult to repair
are selling those?? I love em!
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:19 PM
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Since this thread was bumped up...... it's actually not recommended by wheel manufactures to powder-coat wheels:

https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...at-wheels.html
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:19 AM
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Anodized RS finish on a forged factory Fuchs 7 x 16 inch on my Factory 914-6 the 30th car made.



Done by Fuchs restoration.com I am going to have my factory dishes done the same without the black on my Iris Blue 928 86.5 that I just bought.

This kind of finish lasts and lasts .



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Old 02-27-2019, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by burton73 View Post

Anodized RS finish on a forged factory Fuchs 7 x 16 inch on my Factory 914-6 the 30th car made.



Done by Fuchs restoration.com I am going to have my factory dishes done the same without the black on my Iris Blue 928 86.5 that I just bought.

This kind of finish lasts and lasts .

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Interesting - $265 a wheel to anodize 964 D90s.

Wheel wizard here in Atlanta wants $185 a wheel to polish and powder coat with clear including removing and remounting the tires.. Would like to see the results on the 964 wheels.
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Interesting - $265 a wheel to anodize 964 D90s.
Wow, local anodizing place quoted me $40 - $50 per wheel, set of phone dials.
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
Wow, local anodizing place quoted me $40 - $50 per wheel, set of phone dials.
If that quote holds I need to consider sending them my wheels.
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