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Wheels: Bad to sand blast?
Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:54 AM
I got a quote of $30 for all of this per wheel, and told him Id have to wait because I have no money currently, but he said that it would be cheaper if I didnt sandblast the wheels, and it would be better because in his 12 years of powdercoating, he has seen wheels just warp from sandblasting...
What am I missing? Isnt sand blasting just high pressured sand? No water included...? So why will it warp the wheels... or is this just unheard of?
Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:01 AM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:35 AM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:00 AM
Id have it done now if it werent for stupid tickets from that Mitsubishi:banghead: I wrecked :banghead:
Mitsubishis Suck but we all know this
Subaru --> <---Mitsubishi
Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:25 AM
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:28 PM
Very thin aluminium can warp in a smaller blast cabinet if you aren't careful - but I'm talking sheet metal here. Definitely not a wheel.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:42 PM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:16 PM
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:11 AM
again, I must refer to my tickets from that stupid mitsubishi
Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:02 AM
Seems the price is right, too. $25-30 a wheel. That's for the media blast and powder coat. The place I have taken my wheels in the past (independent shop) charges $20 a wheel, just to blast. Another $30 for the plastic.
The only draw back to Schawb's service that I know, is the turn around time. About a week. Apparently the wheels are sent out to Prineville.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:44 AM
I think thats a bit ridiculous for switching tires... and they wont let me keep my original tires...
Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:03 AM
Still, they're powder coat service might be worth looking at.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:11 AM
Im hoping to find a set of used 205-40-15s to put on them, at least for awhile, but I keep seeing 205-50(and up)-15 and I dont want rubbing issues lol
Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:21 AM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:04 AM
Just 60s seem sooo big.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:14 AM
... I was thinking I should remove the stickers and the old paint first...
There's another Way to Remove the Old Paint + all that Stuff: To use a Chemical Paint Remover... I Did it on my Whole Subie Wagon before Painting it Yellow.
See in Example: http://www.tcpglobal...aintremove.aspx
...I keep seeing 205-50 (and up) -15 and I dont want rubbing issues lol
...Just 60s seem sooo big.
No Problem with 60's... (As long as your Rims have the Proper Close-to-the-factory Offset) ...I Run my Weberized EA82 Wagon with 205/60 R15 Tires without Rubbin' issues.
Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 25 January 2011 - 11:17 AM.
Post the Proper Link
Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:30 PM
My friends EA82 sedan has wagon struts in the back and its lifted up, but thats the only lift that car has.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:14 PM
Dont the EA82 wagons sit higher though?
As Far as I Know, the Difference on Higher or Lower Suspension depends on if the Car is 2WD or 4WD, because 2WD models' Struts got the Spring coil's Base on the Shock absorber, Welded two inches Below than the 4WD Shocks, both being the Same Size.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:22 PM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:20 PM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:31 PM
Please tell me my peugeots are steel...
Heres a picture:
Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:44 PM
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