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Old 03-01-2018, 03:17 PM   #1
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I am looking for a good Powder Coater to re-finish my sub frames and engine mounts.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Old 03-01-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
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I wouldnít use powder coat on the subframe, itíll soon chip, POR15 will protect it better


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Old 03-01-2018, 07:07 PM   #3
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welcome mark, o well i cant recomend but i can recomend dont bother lol
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Thank you for the advice guys I will look to go another route.

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Old 04-01-2018, 11:28 PM   #5
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Thank you for the advice guys I will look to go another route.

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sHit sorry for no back up exsplanation theres 1 exseption for me!
if your putting together a show car. the type that dont get used but gets trailerd to shows.
for the jimmy savils with mirrors on there boots,
it is fine if you want to,,it is your car after all,
i found that any contact with it just splits the skin the water gets in and the scars are hard to deal with due to how thick it is, its not thick,its just awkward
as normal>its just how i feel about it!!
i allways hated it but rite now im chaseing my new frame to mend the sHit thats falling off,, its not brand new but the result would still be the same,
its never been on the road,
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:42 AM   #6
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Not a problem I am more interested in a hard wearing solution as I hate having ti do things twice !!

The car will be a hobby car with my son, not a garage queen but not for daily use.

Thank you again all advice is appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:15 AM   #7
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POR15, Iíve just coated my subframe and I tested it afterwards by banging to coated bits together and there was no damage caused at all, it really is good stuff, not the easiest to use but it will be rock solid afterwards.


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Old 05-01-2018, 04:03 PM   #8
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You guys are living in the past! modern powdercoating materials are fantastic and will not peel off like enveryone thinks. You must all be thinking back to those cheap school chairs everyone used to peel the plastic coating off of...
As long as the part is prepared properly (sanblasted if possible to give a nice key for the coating) and the proper primer is used then powdercoat will far outlast any paint. My subframes were powdercoated 3 years ago and have seen many miles in all weather (including snow and salty roads) as well as driving on gravel road and tacks and are still as good as the day they were done. The other components (suspension components etc) which were painted with por15 and various other products are all chipped and have surface rust in various places.
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dont be alarmed markwhitt! this is how we work! thats why this is the best club ,
i trust gazwad 100% that makes this the best club too, he has valid points on this that i semi overlooked! hear it is

my frame at the top in perfect nick! the powdercoat is grate there, as gaz said i think it was easy to prep properly,
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:10 PM   #10
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now down closer to the ground , this frame has never been on the road and it has sat in the damp ect, still makes me sore because i cannot just rub it back and paint it, because its a plastic skin, now is it because the steel is rotten and lifted the skin? or did the skin fall off and let damp get to the steel?
and is it because these parts should never have been given a plastic skin? as in desighn falt?


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plain steel bar its not all like it but will take some sorting! so its stuck in some places and not in others, maybe i got the one that they didnt prep properly? its possable,
lastly is it just old? if it is i wish it didnt have plastic stuck to it lol
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:33 AM   #11
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I got a shuddersfield spares rear beam on a shell I bought and new the gut I bought it off, the beam was 2 years old and the powder coat had lifted at all the corners of the square steel bars that have been used to build it. You could peel it off in about 6" lengths especially from the corners of the bars.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:58 PM   #12
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That is bad, as long as the parts (even if brand new and clean) are sandblasted that shouldn't happen. I suspect they weren't prepared well enough or the powdercoat materials weren't of good quality. also if all edges and corners are smoothed the powdercoat will stick better and be thicker and is less likely to lift from the edge
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:06 PM   #13
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I do industrial kiosks for a living, most people we contacted regarding powder coating do not blast and properly prep the metal.

For extremely harsh enviroments we get our metal work, chemical dipped, blasted, zinc sprayed and then powder coated, there is so a lot of prep removing sharp edges as the paint/enamel/powder coat doesn't cover properly

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