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motomagII

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powder coaters
« on: September 23, 2005, 05:49 PM »
dropped frame to my reguklar powder coaters in gildersome yeasterday and he tells me he has chrome powder now anyone seen any done is it any good .he hasnt used it yet so i couldnt see any results .but in theory it sounds useful and a lot cheaper than chroming as it is only 45.00 for frame forks and bars .pretty cheap to me .
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Offline CD17

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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005, 06:59 PM »
That sounds interesting. Give him something to try.
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motomagII

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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005, 07:02 PM »
picking frame up next week so may just get him to do summat small to have look at .chainring bars or summat .will post pic if i get something done .
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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005, 07:05 PM »
Nice one   :)
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motomagII

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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005, 07:07 PM »
he did tell me on the powder box it says chrome nickel and has been told not over shiny has to be laquered to make shine proper good ,he does do the laquer but im presuming more laquer more shine ????
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005, 07:42 PM »
Greg, our local coaters showed me an example of "chrome" powder coating some months ago. All I can say is, don't get too excited :-\ Don't get me wrong, it was good, but NO way was a substutute for chrome. It was like a very good "wheel silver". Sorry to p1ss on ya fire mate, but it didn't impress me I'm afraid. Ad
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Offline lazychubs

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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2005, 07:56 PM »
danny does it it looks like a pk ripper b4 polishing
as mines done in it b4 the blue enamel was put on
superbike dan that is lol
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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2005, 12:45 AM »
                                                                               As a powder coater/painter i work with this chrome silver and i agree with lazy chubs that is is  like a polished pk ripper, infact i would say it is more shiny than a pk. but and this is where you have to choose for yourself, don,t lacour over powder it will flake, it will chip and  it will not with stand any abuse. chrome silver by a good manufacturer can be as good as any chrome today, i once done a custom bike in chrome silver, engine block wheels frame bars ect   but it must be coated right.      most of the chrome i do, i coat hot as this allows a flat even coat, again this will only work if the prep is right,  any way my advise is chrome silver on pk, race inc ect but if your after chrome than it must be chrome ;)    but if u r after a top copy than if done right  yes chrome silver but only from a good manufacturer :)   one last note powder bakes at 180 degrease,  normal laquer bakes at 125/150degrease. if they are using proper stove enamel laquer. if its car laquer it will peel of or fake, thats my advise with twenty years in the game.
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motomagII

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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2005, 08:07 AM »
thanks mate great info from a guy in the know .
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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2005, 10:33 PM »
another powder question

if you have chrome items whats involved to get them coated is it a lot of prep work ?
got a project in tubes thats curerntly got chrome forks and bars which i will want to match the frame when i get it done
only looking for gloss black finish on the parts nothing flash.

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2005, 10:51 PM »
Kev, as long as you "dull" the chrome, ie; emery tape, and the chrome is still firmly attached to the frame, then the powder will "etch". I have had no probs, but if the chrome is starting to peel, then I remove it. It is surprising how thin it is and how easy it sands off, using a "DA" of course. Wouldn't dream of doing by hand! ;D. Ad
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Re: powder coaters
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2005, 12:44 AM »
cheers adam
don't sound too bad

is it best to clean off rust and then treat with that rust convertor stuff ?
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