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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2000, 10:48 AM
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Powdercoated body, wouldn\'t that be cool

Getting ready to have my jimmy painted and was pondering the feasibility of powdercoating the body black. the bumpers are factory painted. I would like atleast get the front bumper powdercoated. Jason

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You'll save yourself a lot of hassle if you just still with smaller items like the bumpers and what-not...

Powder coating all over will be cool. But by the time you get everything all together to do it you'll be in way over your head. Lots of connections to get the powder to stick and on VERY big heat lamp! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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We do powdercoating at work. The only way you could do it would be to send every single body panel through individually. Anything connected to them (like under-hood insulation) would have to be able to stand up to 400 degrees, or it would melt and make a huge mess. I also thought of doing this because there is another powdercoating place around here that has an oven big enough to drive a truck in, so it would be able to handle my whole box at once, but it would be such a pain in the a** trying to dismantle every single body part and send it through. You'd have to strip the cab out too. The parts would also have to be sandblasted and completely free of rust, grease, and any other foreign material. Powdercoating is very sensitive to contamination.
I did, however, powdercoat my front bumper, rear bumper, brush guard, nerf bars, and roll bar. No paint out there can compare to the shine and durability of a properly applied powdercoated product. Three Northern Michigan winters, and no sign of rust on them anywhere.

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Re: Powdercoated body, wouldn\'t that be cool

Ther is this do-it-yourself stuff... but you still need the big oven or IR heat lamp. Any one try this stuff????

http://www.hotcoat.com/

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Eastwood has a kit for doing your own powdercoating. We haven't tested it yet for our mag (no need at this point), but it looks pretty good for small stuff...
A little pricey...

I think you can find them at http://www.eastwood.com

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Thats the one I found. In the Eastwood catalog. They are called Hotcoat. TRying to find some one who has tried them. How durrable and lasting?? Good price too..

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I've been considering POR-15ing my truck. Anybody have any idea how good that stuff really is?

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Im seeing this Isnt going to be real feasible. I think I will take it to my local bump and paint shop. And turn my Hooptie into a Respectible and meanicing 4x4 GMC Jimmy. Jason

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Look here Drew.
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