Powder coating or Anodizing GL1800 wheels?

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Powder coating or Anodizing GL1800 wheels?

Post by hubbyak » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:53 am

I am tired of buying chrome wheels and having them rust through, has anyone done powder coating or anodizing on GL1800 wheels? Which is better?

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Re: Powder coating or Anodizing GL1800 wheels?

Post by flash2002 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:53 am

I powder coated my wheels, they look good and eazy to clean.

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Re: Powder coating or Anodizing GL1800 wheels?

Post by Ghostman » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:22 am

Wings arent the only ones to have issues with chrome peeling on their wheels when done. When I had my Suzuki Intruder I was looking at having it done and with the aluminum wheels peeling seems to hit a small percentage of them. Supposedly its the nature of the beast due to the makeup of the aluminum of the wheel. Some castings are more porous than others and then it happens. Heres another option you might want to look into besides powdercoating.


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Re: Powder coating or Anodizing GL1800 wheels?

Post by Sally » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:36 pm

I powder coated my three years ago still look great all for the scratch I put in the front rim changing a tire.I also used a clear coat power coating over the color seems to clean well . Sally

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