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Old 05-18-2008, 05:58 AM
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Powder Coating a Frame

Hi,
I need to have my frame powder coated.

Is there any body filler material that can be used that will withstand the heat of the oven?

Also, how does Epoxy paint compare with the durability of powder coat.

The frame will be black in color.

Thank you.............

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I have heard of people using JB weld for small areas needing filler. I think that stuff is good for like 500 or 600 degrees F.
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http://www.corrotherm.com/ct-334.htm for filler

This is a powder coated chassis:



No comparison to epoxy IMO. I've dropped fasteners, wrenches, dragged car parts across it with nothing more then a surface scratch that was easily polished out. The one minor downfall is that there MAY be some orange peel.

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Hi,
I need to have my frame powder coated.

Is there any body filler material that can be used that will withstand the heat of the oven?

Also, how does Epoxy paint compare with the durability of powder coat.

The frame will be black in color.

Thank you.............
If you want that frame right, epoxy it, then if you scratch it you can touch it up.
Powder coating has its place, and a lot of times better then paint, but not for a frame.

To many drawbacks to powder coat.

Like he says the orange peel, then you have to drill out your holes or use a carbide burr and hope you don't chip it, if you stone chip it how do you fill the hole and match the powder coat.

If its going to be driven, things are going to happen, if you want it on the dead ready, you have to go over those areas after a road trip,

Anyway fill and sand and dp epoxy. Figure about 400 to 500 hours on the chassis if you do all the pockets and inside the frame rails.

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I've done them both ways. Powdercoat is real nice but i dont know if it has the corrosion protection quality of epoxy. Touch up is tough too.Heres my subframe i had powdercoated. i had a cable slip when i was loading it on a trailer and it scratched the frame in front of the A-arm. If it was epoxy i could just spot it in. Guess it depends on how picky you are. Both are good options.

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Powder coating a frame

I just had my frame coated in silver, it came out real nice. I left it out for a couple of weeks, it rained and now I have 3 or 4 spots that are turning brown from rust. These are very small spots and where the frame is not flat, like weld spots. The coater said he did t right and says because it was out in rain. I disagree, but he is not willing to correct it. He suggested I silicone the spots. Just something to consider when making the choice. If I knew this, I would have painted it.
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Originally Posted by powerplay13
Hi,
I need to have my frame powder coated.

Is there any body filler material that can be used that will withstand the heat of the oven?

Also, how does Epoxy paint compare with the durability of powder coat.

The frame will be black in color.

Thank you.............
If you are looking for a OEM look I would go with the epoxy that is what we use on all of our cars and is esay to spot in if nessary
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