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01-09-2011 11:22 AM
matts37chev black is good you need some contrast
01-09-2011 09:36 AM
ant_8u Will do, thanks

I'm thinking about solid red for the paint scheme

Going to do pretty much everything red (until I talk myself out of it)

The brackets are normally black, what do you think to continuing the red treatment on the brackets?

01-09-2011 07:40 AM
matts37chev i would polish the reservoirs and just leave them alone, with a little touch up with some hand polish
then paint or powder coat the mounts
01-09-2011 05:15 AM
ant_8u I'm just about to clean up my brake and clutch master cylinders, as the alloy has oxidised

What if anything should I do to protect them?

Clear top coat, clear powder, or leave them bare?


01-09-2011 04:38 AM
ant_8u I'm just about to clean up my brake and clutch master cylinders, as the alloy has oxidised

What if anything should I do to protect them?

Clear top coat, clear powder, or leave them bare?


01-09-2011 04:15 AM
ant_8u I guess that's the kind of vehicle that'd get stone chips if ever there was one

How's it holding up?

When I post on the forums for my cars marque a lot of them say powdercoating comes off in sheets when it gets chipped

Having said that, their standard of finish is usually pretty poor

Everyone on here has said coating if fine and that like everything, the finish is all down to the prep
01-08-2011 03:25 PM
matts37chev if you use a standard color (no metallic or translucent, etc) you can use a high gloss red and then put a coat of clear over it for protection and to add depth to the color
we did that on my wife's quad frame and it looks great
this is a poor pic and the quad needs washed but you get the idea
01-08-2011 02:09 PM
ant_8u Thanks

Most of the powdercoating I've seen before has left me feeling disappointed
Poor coverage, and bad finish, with chips all over it

The pictures above have confirmed that it can be done well

As the car is my first project I've been told to paint it a single stage colour
I'm currently thinking about going red, and going overboard with it

If I do go with a flat red colour, should I clear over my powdercoated frame?
I guess it won't have any adverse affect to the finish, and would add additional protection?
01-08-2011 01:22 PM
matts37chev it depends on the color, and the amount of gloss in it, and you can have clear gloss put over most colors to protect them (but sometimes you will lose the effect of some of the more interesting metallics etc.)
but the short answer is yes
you really just need to go see some samples in person at a shop
01-08-2011 01:13 PM
ant_8u Thanks everyone
Definitely given me something to think about

What kind of finish can I get from powdercoating?
Will it give me that wet look that possible from a good paint job?

Thanks
01-06-2011 08:44 PM
callmej75 That multicolor flake looked interesting...but the one with the black base and shimmering blue metallics really moved under fluorescents and daylight! I use to make chips but most of them were experimenting with various fluid reaction to the powder to be able to guarantee the work.

Only thing with powder coating is the prep work just like wet painting. Use a pretreatment after blasting and it will stick tight to the metal. I use to do ball peen hammer tests to my sample chips and the powder just crushed into the metal and never flaked or cracked a bit.

When I get my engine work done, I'm gonna powder coat the block and heads and see how good that stands up. I also have a 6'x3'x3' oven I built and it cooks the powder nicely.
01-06-2011 08:04 PM
matts37chev we did a bike frame, the same black with rainbow sparkles, as those wiper arms.
it looked great in the sun.
the powder coater i use has tons of chips and samples for you to look at, and to take home.
01-06-2011 07:16 PM
callmej75 Hope these help in knowing whats out there for colors!









01-06-2011 07:14 PM
callmej75 A few more















01-06-2011 07:11 PM
callmej75 I use to do alot of custom powder coating but now do it as a hobby...here's some pics I can share of my work























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