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