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To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by dutchman on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:22 pm

Debating on whether I want to have my bumpers powder coated or if I just want to take the time to sand, clean, and re-paint. What do y'all think?

Powder Coating:
-Higher initial cost
-Supposed to be durable
-More difficult to touch up

Painting:
-Much lower cost (I can do it)
-Easy to touch up
-More likely to rust

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Ty wrote:The rear end is super easy  I could do it my self while some others do the front end.

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by Kevin on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:29 pm

Repaint. The paint will scratch but the powdercoat will chip, and you can't touch up powdercoat with a rattlecan.

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by dutchman on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:39 pm

That's the way I'm leaning. Maybe I'll just have them sandblasted to speed up the clean-up process.

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by Ty on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:08 pm

dutchman wrote:That's the way I'm leaning. Maybe I'll just have them sandblasted to speed up the clean-up process.

That would be my suggestion.

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by Andrew on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:32 pm

I would go with this stuff:

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by offroad_medic on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:48 pm

I'm a fan of a well done rattle can job. One of my buddies had all his bumpers coated in Line-X so that they would allegedly not scratch off but I'm not too sure how well it actually held up since he sold his truck a little while after that.
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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by Ty on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:07 pm

I heard this stuff works really well. I think this is what I will use on my axles.

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by dutchman on Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:55 pm

Good suggestions on product to use, thanks. Do you guys know anyone that does sand-blasting?

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by Ty on Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:57 pm

Funny thing. I was going to ask the same thing. I need my axle blasted. My dad has a guy up north but I would have to talk to him. I'm looking for someone more UC local.

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by dutchman on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:05 pm

Is your axle down south? If you end up talking to the guy your dad has let me know.

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Re: To powder coat or not to powder coat?

Post by Kevin on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:08 am

POR15 will break down under UV light. If you use it, put a really good coat of paint over the top.

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