Vulcanised Tyres and Powder Coating

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Vulcanised Tyres and Powder Coating

Post  Steam Traction World on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 8:19 am

Hi All,

Here's some feedback on Vulcanising and Powder Coating:

I have had my kids 2" Burrell Front and Rear Wheels back from the Vulcanising people and the results are a disaster! (It was an experiment though so not really complaining)

I can confirm that the Powder Coating is ruined and wheels can NOT be powder coated first. Worse than that, the wheels can NOT be Vulcanised first and then powder coated either as this then ruins the vulcanising.

In summmary:

If you are having wheels vulcanised..........Powder Coating is not an option.

All the best

Dean.

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Re: Vulcanised Tyres and Powder Coating

Post  highpressure on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 11:53 am

Thats buggered that idea up then Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Vulcanised Tyres and Powder Coating

Post  highpressure on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 11:54 am

Thats buggered that idea up then Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Re Vulcanising Tyre and Powder Coating

Post  thehawk on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 1:42 pm

Given the choice, I'd go for powder coating as a couple of hours with isoflex and tyre levers to get the tyres on seem like a whole lot less trouble than cleaning, priming, undercoating and multiple top coats of paint especially with spokes and rims etc. And afterward's cleaning the iso flex off your hands and overalls is so much fun!!

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Re: Vulcanised Tyres and Powder Coating

Post  highpressure on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 11:43 am

Yes thats what I plan to for the front but the rears really need to be vulcanised as the weight of the engine will more than likely pull them off. I will just have to paint the rears when they arrive. I had considered assembling the hub and spokes and then getting that bit done but it would mean that the rim and rivets arent done and if the spokes arent perfectly lined up the coating will crack if its put under force etc, so all in all it will be easier just to paint them.

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