Couple new photos - powdercoated stuff.
Posted December 09, 2010 - 09:43 PM
Then I did a couple brackets. I did the indicator bracket in safety orange so the pointer that shows behind the plate is visible. I may paint part of the bracket gray when I do some parts though. Just so it looks better if you look in there. The rod is the hood latch which is in the matte black with the brackets and bolts coated too. Once the dash tower is painted, these will really set it off nice.
Posted December 10, 2010 - 06:35 AM
Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:48 AM
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Posted December 10, 2010 - 01:04 PM
if you clear over the texture it will smooth it out and the decals should go on no problem..
also if you want a smooth finish with rusted and pitted parts try the KL primer -and there would be no need to hide crap with textured/wrinkle powder
that is also a wrinkle powder and not texture -textured feels like sandpaper -wrinkled powder looks like what you have-there is a difference
looks good none the less
Posted December 10, 2010 - 01:51 PM
PS: "thecoater" Yes, I did it at my home shop. When you mention clear, do yon mean powder coat clear, or wet paint? Wet paint kind of kills the reason I want the plate coated. Is the KL primer a powder product, or a high heat primer? I assume a powder, but let me know more about it. The powder it self was labled "pebble texture" and it's not the typical wrinkle finish which is normally thought of, but I know what you mean.
Posted December 10, 2010 - 03:07 PM
Posted December 10, 2010 - 03:35 PM
you also should be doing some sort of pretreatment cleaning process to the substrate before painting or coating
its not as easy as one would think
Edited by NUTNDUN, December 10, 2010 - 04:14 PM.
edited comment out that wasn't needed.
Posted December 10, 2010 - 05:32 PM
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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:58 AM
That said, I assume you bake the primer on first, right? Do you need to scuff it down before the top-coat is applied? Can imperfections be sanded out in the primer? Also... is there a good filler that could be used if needed?
Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:06 AM
Posted December 11, 2010 - 10:52 AM
Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:37 PM
Edited by mjodrey, December 11, 2010 - 01:02 PM.
Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:57 PM
as far as the primer it is very easily sanded and depending on what kind of finish your going for you can coat and sand and do that until your happy with the results and then add your top coat, or just primer and no sanding depends on the finish you want.
I only use powder-- ,primers, clears ,colors are all done in powder
powder cures at part metal temp for 10-15 minutes not at flow out for 10 -15 minutes powder flows at about 200 degrees part metal temp but wont cure until 400 for a minimum of 10 minutes of PMT you need an IR thermometer
when I said surface pretreatment I mean phosphates(zinc or iron) wash downs and rinses and with aluminum its chromate ,I didnt mean cleaner to remove grease I ment metal pretreatment for the substrate to help seal the surface after its been stripped/blasted-
powder coating can be applied with no primer but thats when your using a phosphate in your wash line- it creates a primer/etch/corrosion resistance for the coating to lay on
otherwise it would be like using a wetpaint and no primer and you wont get the durability out of it you want or may think your going to get
sandblasting is only a VERY small portion of what it takes to get a part ready for powder coating
I wasnt offended at all with what you said ,but to say that its easy and then say your no expert .
I have 8 yrs of fulltime powder coating under my belt and let me say it is not easy ,you skipped atleast 4 steps in your process and probably why it seems easy is all I was saying
Im not saying they dont look good -Im just saying its not as easy as 1 would think if your trying to do it right
for powder go here www.powderbuythepound.com www.columbiacoatings.com www.powder365.com www.nicindustries.com
eastwood's powder is overpriced mismarked crap!
you do quality work isnt that worth doing right the 1st time?
Edited by thecoater, December 11, 2010 - 01:51 PM.