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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:30 pm 
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Got my pieces back from powder coat. 1 day turnaround is pretty sweet. Got all 16 pieces done for FREE. :twisted: Here is an example pic of the work. If you need powder coating done, let me know... I can't get you free work, but I can probably get it done for less than you would pay to have it sent out and done.


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What exactly is powder coat? I've heard the term used and I know it's baked on...

Is it more durable than paint? And could rust start to form underneath the powder coat like it can under paint or does the baking eveporate any/all moisture?


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What exactly is powder coat? I've heard the term used and I know it's baked on...

Is it more durable than paint? And could rust start to form underneath the powder coat like it can under paint or does the baking eveporate any/all moisture?


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Powder coat is much like paint, only the application requires a back, where as paint can be optionally baked. If you have ever seen someone squeeze the bottle of baby powder and seen it puff in the air, that is what powder coat looks like. In order to get the powder to stick to the part a negative charge is set on the part, and the powder is given a positive charge. When the part is covered it is then baked to allow the powder to liquefy and flow flat.

Rust will come through powder coat if it was there to begin with. It is no more resistant to rust bubbles than paint it, although powder coat is quite a bit thicker so rust will take longer to show. A good sand blasting of a part is the best way to prep a part for either paint or powder coat.

I hope this helps.

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Thanks! :)

I have a set of the 5-spoke Z28 wheels that are starting to show a bit of rust. I suspect they weren't sand/media blasted before being painted. I was debating having them powder coated vs. painted - after being properly prepped, of course.

It sounds like the powder coat may be the way to go for longevity!


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