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  1. Ceramic Coating for Exhaust Manifold: Worth or Nah?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I've been doing a little reading and stumbled on the CorkSport aftermarket exhaust write up and did a little extra reading as to why the exhaust headers were designed in such a way by Mazda in the first place. I guess due to the high compression it creates a very hot exhaust charge and the...
  2. Powder Coating Rims

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Has anyone had their stock rims powder coated? How do you like them? How do they compare to the black ones Mazda sells? Im thinking about getting my 2014 s touring rims powder coated gloss black. I had them plastidipped for a while but I've decided to move on from that.
  3. Powder Coating

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I am fortunate enough to know someone that owns a powder coating business. I need to get a strut bar purchased so I can get that down, but I have an extra set of rims (17's with a 5 spoke design) that I can get done for really cheep. My car is Titanium Flash, what color do you think I should...
  4. Powder Coating Calipers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone know of a place that will powder coat calipers? I know I would have to get the seals and what not replaced... So hopefully a place that can do everything and I can just throw the calipers back on.
  5. Anti chip coating?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Asking because I don't know and Google didn't turn up much. Is there any anti chip coatings for the paint that are worthwhile? How much should I expect to spend on this? Been reading here that some are finding the paint on these cars isn't so good... Might be a worthwhile option while the car...
  6. Powder Coating OEM Wheels

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys I was looking into powder coating my rims a satin black. The shop quoted me $125 per wheel to unmount, sandblast, powder, balance, and mount in one day. Does that sound about right? What are some prices you guys have been quoted? My wheels are 18" btw.
  7. powder coating rims

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have a gunmetal blue 2010 mazda 3 with stock rims. Don't really feel like buying new ones at this point. But I'm thinking of powdering coating the ones I have. Any suggestions ? I'm kinda leaning towards a light blue almost white.
  8. Hydro Coating / Water Transfer Painting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone here tried this on any of their parts? It looks intriguing as hell. I'd love to do some carbon fiber-look interior bits, or even wheels in a dark carbon look. Wondering how expensive it is and how well it holds up.
  9. Powder coating rims!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Alright guys so im planning on changing up the color of my rims. I have a liquid silver hatch and right now they are black. Any color suggestions on what looks best with silver on our cars? I was thinking gold but I want to hear other opinions. Thanks
  10. cheap powder coating insouth florida?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    does anyone know of a cheap place in south florida to get rims powder coated? thinking of buying some rims but one of them is a different color than the other 3 but all are in very good condition. any help is greatly appreciated.
  11. Good price on powder coating wheels?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I got a quote from a shop that's about 45mins away from me for all 4, he can do it for $260. He can also throw in clear coat for an extra $15 per wheel as well. Do you guys think it's a good price? The turn around time is also the same day if I drop it off right when it opens and...
  12. Winner of free rim powder coating!!!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Winner of free rim powder coating!!!(added pictures) So, I was looking around at some local places to get my rims powder coated. I came across one that did some fantastic work. They quoted me at $240 for the set of 4. So I'm cruising there Facebook page looking at pictures and I see this post...
  13. Powder Coating on Graphite Mica Mazda 3 hatch

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I was thinking about Powder Coating my stock Mz3 rims, but i really don't know much about it. I don't have the funds at this moment in time to buy rims, so im looking into this. Pictures if anyone has done this would be very much appreciated.
  14. Powder Coating Stock Rims

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone powder coated their stock 3s rims? I am thinking about doing mine in either matte or glossy black but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about it
  15. Jet-Hot Coating

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    We are all looking for the best bang for our buck, so, I want to pose the question of have some turbo parts coated. I worked with Jet-Hot on some headers for my Camaro and was amazed at how much cooler it kept the engine compartment. Great investment. I am thinking about having some of the...
  16. Removing reflective coating

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Say I have something with reflective coating, how could I remove the reflective coating without damaging the object that has the reflective coating?
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