Wheels and Powder

Here at 924S944.com, we have the luxury and pleasure of being next door to Ron Papkes of Papkes Customs.  Ron does Dustless Blasting, Powder Coating, Heat (Ceramic) Coating and HydroGraphics Transfer…great stuff.  He does great work, and we have some of his products to prove it.

Using “Porsche Silver” powder, he has blasted some phone dial wheels and coated them with silver, including the entire wheel (backs too!) and then done a great job to fill in the black crest – all with powder.  The “raw” finish gives a satin look, or he can then coat them with clear to give them a great shine.  The color is very close to the original Porsche paint color, and the wheels look great.

With several sets of wheels done, we then decided to try something else – Cookie Cutters.  Many of these wheels have lost their protective clear coat on the polished rim causing corrosion and pitting on the surface.  So we gave him a set of straight Cookies to see what he could do using a black and then a silver powder that is close to a chrome when completed.  After blasting, Ron did the centers in black, the polished rim in silver, then the center cap in silver with black in the emblem.  He then clear-coated the entire wheel with clear powder.  The result was quite stunning.

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We have this set of four Cookie Cutters for sale unless we can find a car that deserves them here.  This process isn’t cheap, but the final product is remarkable.

Need something done in powder?  Headers with ceramic?  Visit Ron’s website and give him a call.  If you are not in the Central Florida area, you can ship to him with a quick turnaround.


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Author: Kevin Duffy, 924S944.com LLC, DeLand, FL

After retiring from a career in Law Enforcement, Kevin Duffy turned his attention to one of his passions, Porsche 944's and 924S's. He owns 924S944.com LLC in DeLand, FL, rescuing and restoring forgotten Porsches, bringing them back to a useful life. He is especially interested in the rare-but-beautiful 924S Special Edition. He can be found at Porsche Club events, including track days, tours and shows, as well as other car-focused events around the southeastern United States.

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