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any tips on powdercoating spyderlocks?

we are going to attempt this tonight and i've been reading alot about it, just never done it before. powdercoating 5 spyderlocks in satin black using a lamp.

any tips for prep or the process would be greatly appreciated


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sand blast every thing....what more prep do you need?

and use the oven to bake them at 400 degrees

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Is that what you used on yours? I could literally find nothing on powdercoating brand new/bare metal wheels. I was even told by the Eastwood folks(after I posted this) to just clean em and go.

And we are using a lamp Instead of an oven as they would barely fit in the oven, but we had no idea how to get em in there without touching them


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Is that what you used on yours? I could literally find nothing on powdercoating brand new/bare metal wheels. I was even told by the Eastwood folks(after I posted this) to just clean em and go.

And we are using a lamp Instead of an oven as they would barely fit in the oven, but we had no idea how to get em in there without touching them


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different metal requires different times in the oven. Use a small piece of round metal under the back side of the rim where the lugs are.. When you bolt the wheel up..after time...its going to flake off anyways..plus you'll never see it.

If your using a lamp...its gonna take a long time..unless you stick the wheel in a metal box to hold the heat better..and even then its going to take a long time. Call a local powder coater...they might give you some better times.

I sand blasted mine..then gave them to my powder coater..

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Sand blasting really gives the powdercoat a place to bite into and hold on. Kind of liking scuffing paint up first before you paint over it.

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looks like i need to find a sandblaster in my area then. the powdercoating oven still has not arrived so i'm rollin on rubi takeoffs...killin me

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Think we may get to attempt this tonight in the oven. It's literally been one thing after the other, but I think we are finally ready.

Would I need to plug up the bolt holes with anything so the coating don't get in there or is that not really an issue?


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Think we may get to attempt this tonight in the oven. It's literally been one thing after the other, but I think we are finally ready.

Would I need to plug up the bolt holes with anything so the coating don't get in there or is that not really an issue?


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i would just run tape around the outside lip where the bolt holes are.. i wouldnt powercoat that outside lip anyway.. good luck should turn out nice.. love the spyderlocks
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i would just run tape around the outside lip where the bolt holes are.. i wouldnt powercoat that outside lip anyway.. good luck should turn out nice.. love the spyderlocks
so you're saying to do them with the ring on top already and just skip the inner part?

i'm kinda undecided on what part to coat and leave uncoated, as in doing just the whole wheel versus just the part facing outwards. seems i've seen em done both ways


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all the ones ive bought and done... leave the outer part of the wheel not powdercoated the outside ring where the bolts go in... not the rock ring... im just talking about the wheel by its self. i would powdercoat everything except that outer flat surface . where the inserts are for the bolts for the rock ring
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think i gotcha now! thanks block


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no problem.. post a pic up after your done.. im sure they will look great !
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well somehow we had what looked like a run?!?! so back to the drawing boards and gonna try again tomorrow night on another ring...got my fingers crossed


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Think we figured it out last night after some trial and error lol. Here's the guinea pig...



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Finally got em done. I'm very sore, but learned a lot and they turned out great




Oh, and thanks for all you guys help. Damn near anything I do to my jeep is new territory for me and it gets frustrating at times. Appreciate it!


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hey man they turned out great ! very nice work ... they look real nice on your rig my favorite wheel
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hey man they turned out great ! very nice work ... they look real nice on your rig my favorite wheel
thanks block! couldn't have done it without help. as long as i can get these things balanced tomorrow i'll be a happy mfr


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Did they balance out good? I am looking at beadlocks for mine. Having a hard time deciding on something for mine since its still my DD.
I drive it to all the parks around here from Memphis, and a trip up to Paducah, ky twice a month.

Looks badass by btw!!

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Thanks rotten

I don't know if you call this good and I know some on here probably think its unacceptable, but they used stick on weights front and back. The rings kind of hide em but you can see em if you are looking for them. I don't notice them though and they ride great

After reading multiple horror stories about these unicorns of a tire I'll admit I was apprehensive to say the least. Love em so far though.
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