View Full Version : Can 5th Gen GT-S wheel centercaps handle powder coating temps of 400F?

07-02-2008, 12:40 PM
So, I want to powder coat the original OEM rims from the 91 GT-S. The center caps are some kind of plastic though and not aluminum like the rim. Does anyone know if that particular plastic can handle the 400 degree F that powder coating cures at? Will it melt or be fine? Or does anyone have an extra centercap laying around for me to try it?

07-02-2008, 03:07 PM
I'm willing to bet that if it doesnt melt, it'll fry, and not come out well anyway

07-02-2008, 06:06 PM
I'd bet this doesn't work well even if it can withstand the heat.

A lighter burns at about 450 so you can try it. :)

07-02-2008, 06:11 PM
There is no conductivity in the centercap so there will be no electrostatic attraction. Even if it could stand the temp there would be no attraction unless there was a metal buck placed inside each centercap. Time to find a matching paint color. :D