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 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.