Has anyone used Lab Metal prior to powder coating?
Please let me know your thoughts. I'm at the threshold of getting my wheels sand blasted and powder coated.
The powder coater, Rick's here in Memphis, told me that Lab Metal withstands the heat in the oven.
What I'd like to hear are tips for using Lab Metal to get the best, smoothest finish I can.
Lab Metal, as you have been told will work to fill pits and withstand the 400 to 450 degrees to cure the powder. Much like working with body filler, a bit harder to sand smooth.
I have a question, will the wire wheel with stand the temp. of the oven without damage.
For powder coating? Is that the question? If it is, the wire wheels will withstand the temps of the powder coating process. Mine did and look nice.
Check their web site. I bought some high temp a few weeks ago and the sales guy said you should heat it to fully cure it after application. The regular is only good to about 400 degrees.
I haven't tried it yet but supposed to be good for 1000 deg.
I have had model A wire wheels powder coated, as well as MG wire wheels.
Even had some done twice because the color was poor on a model A. have never heard of any damage done to wheels from powder coating.
I used the Hi-temp lab metal with great results. If you work it within a half hour or so after application, it works like bondo. I took my stuff to the powdercoaters the day after I worked it, and the oven did the curing. My only concern about wheels would be the tire slipping on the rim