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Ceramic coated a pair of 70s LTD solid wheels

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kracker36, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. kracker36
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    I have been getting questions about coating wheels a lot recently, so I decided to do a pair of LTD solids that I just found at the local pull a part. I use KG Industries 2400 series coatings and it works great on wheels. I did a set of Torq Thrust wheels for member BOutlaw recently, and plan on doing some more in the future. These turned out great. Let me know what you think---Lee


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  2. Deuced Up!
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    Those are cool...I like the patina look it gives them.
     
  3. aircap
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    Those look great!
     
  4. gimpyshotrods
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    What wheels are those? Year?
     

  5. fleet-master
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    ^^^ x2 cool wheels
     
  6. kracker36
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    I found these on a 70's model Ford LTD police car. It had all 4. 5 on 4 1/2 pattern too.

    I have another set that came from a Town Car around 1978 I believe.
     
  7. saltflats
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    Is that the picture of the back side of the wheel?
     
  8. tobyflh
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    Looks great, What color did you use?
     
  9. Mark T
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    Yes, that's the back side.

    The front looks like the picture below.
     

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  10. tjet
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    Looks good. Is that powder coat? If so, do you have the part #?
     
  11. saltflats
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    Looks better from the back side.
     
  12. I love that coating!
     
  13. 73RR
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    That wheel also looks a lot like the Chrysler Cordoba wheel from 78-79 or so.


    Has anyone actually run these wheels ass-backwards?? Results?

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  14. You'd have to machine a flat surface on the front and chamfer the back side of the holes, but the offset would change drastically.

    The Cordoba wheels I remember had small kidney shaped holes that were hiden by the center cap. I've seen these on Lincolns, both full-size and a smaller 14" one on the Versailles. I had a set from a Versailles and they leaked down in about 2 weeks because they were so porous, threw them in the scrap.
     
  15. kracker36
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    The color is KG Industries dull brass. I use their coatings on archery equipment and guns. its completely chemical resistant.
     
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  17. sololobo
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    Awesome ~sololobo~
     
  18. C. Montgomery
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    KG is right down the street from the shop I work at. Great guys and great products.


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  19. kracker36
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  20. aircap
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    I looked again.
    Twice as bitchin!
     
  21. kracker36
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    Im about to do a set of my 15x4.5 Torq Thrust D's this weekend. Ill post pics when done.
     
  22. I have some parts to be done. What is your contact info?!
     
  23. Drive Em
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    Here are the Cordoba wheels flipped around backwards on the back of my '27 Track T. I have had them on since '06 with no issues. I did not do any machine work of any kind. The back of the wheels even had the recess for the washers for the shank lug nuts I used.

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  24. kracker36
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    Email me at leethal72@gmail.com or call me at 601 624 1033

    Our website is being worked on Hi-Tek Koatings
     
  25. tobyflh
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    Are these coatings you can do at home or is this some special process ?
     
  26. 40fordtudor
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    Drive Em---wheels are downright bodacious.
     
  27. kracker36
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    This can be done at home if you have a curing oven. DO NOT USE A HOME OVEN! unless its dedicated to this work. These coatings have dangerous fumes and need to be used in the proper settings.
     
  28. 73RR
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    Looks Good! Do you have a build thread for the T ?

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  29. 33sporttruck
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    kracker36, The work on the wheels looks great !!! Can the KG Coating be used on cast iron exhaust manifolds ??? Jeff
     
  30. kracker36
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    Jeff, They make a coating for that application. I have used it quite a bit over the years with great success.
     

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