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#1 HANKG ONLINE  

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Posted May 10, 2016 - 07:40 PM

I'm in the midst of restoring my Porter - Cable, and was getting ready to bring it to the guy who does my media blasting when a thought occurred to me to check his rate against a competitor.  These guy's are within a mile of one another, so I stopped in to talk to this gentleman who also does powder coating. I showed him the P-C in the back of my truck he looked over the parts and told me he can blast and powder coat all of it for 700. to me that's a no brainer, we all know how many parts there are on our tractors IMG_1418.JPG and with the cost of automotive paint, primer, and thinner and the like it really adds up. I enjoy painting my own tractors and only two out of eleven were painted by someone else. But this deal was to hard to pass up especially with the weather we have been having to wet for painting . So I will be posting the pics of the powder coated parts within a week and hopefully the completed tractor a few days after. I can't  to see how it came out.

 

 

 

 


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 07:49 PM

Not bad price,yours is in better shape paint wise than mine
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Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:10 PM

Hi, Hank.

 

Are the engine and transaxle being powder coated?


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:40 PM

I'm sure as a restorer that is a great deal, Hank, can't imagine all the hours and material cost doing it yourself would add up to! My idea of restoration is  a wire brush and Krylon---LOL!

 

That Porter Cable is a cousin to the Massey Ferguson Executive if I remember right?

 

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Posted May 10, 2016 - 09:50 PM

Hi, Hank.

 

Are the engine and transaxle being powder coated?

Hi Bruce, I brought them because I did not know which way I was going to go with it that day. The powder coat guy recommended I not do the transaxle or engine for fear of cooking them I heeded his advise, and was able to match the two colors with spray bomb.


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 09:53 PM

I'm sure as a restorer that is a great deal, Hank, can't imagine all the hours and material cost doing it yourself would add up to! My idea of restoration is  a wire brush and Krylon---LOL!

 

That Porter Cable is a cousin to the Massey Ferguson Executive if I remember right?

 

DAC

It is indeed its first cousin, I also own an  exec 7 its fun for me to own both.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 04:49 AM

  I'm not a fan of powder coating. We tried using the process in our facility and found that once the coating is chipped rust would spread under it quite rapidly. I've seen the same thing on vehicle parts that were powder coated.  Another problem we ran into was the coating is so thick that some pieces were hard to assemble. 

  If the process has improved in the last ten years than the rust problem may no longer be an issue. 


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 05:19 AM

I agree with you Chris. We had steel ladder racks on the trucks where I used to work. With the daily use and abuse, the coated ones had sections falling off in a few years. The painted ones had rust streaks in about two.
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Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:05 AM

This is the first time I've had something powder coated, I can see a problem could occur if proper preparation was not adhered to, in the reassembly of parts. As far as chipping goes I'm told it holds up better than paint , and It won't see repeated abuse at all, its a trailer queen.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 08:15 AM

Can't wait to see it completed


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 08:59 AM

  I'm not a fan of powder coating. We tried using the process in our facility and found that once the coating is chipped rust would spread under it quite rapidly. I've seen the same thing on vehicle parts that were powder coated.  Another problem we ran into was the coating is so thick that some pieces were hard to assemble. 

  If the process has improved in the last ten years than the rust problem may no longer be an issue. 

  This what what I've seen with a lot of it. With Hank's tlr queen it'll be fine. For real world use, not for me.

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 10:57 AM

its a trailer queen.

 

Sorry, I didn't realize that. My bad.


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