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Powdercoat tins
« on: Dec 11, 2012, 08:27:23 AM »
Why don't many people powdercoat the tins? Is it lack of color/design that you can do powdercoating?

I sent Ares a spur of the moment design yesterday, and he asked that question - why don't you powdercoat the tins - because I'm not doing anything fancy.
    
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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #1 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:16:35 AM »
Primarily because you can't get the depth with powder coating.
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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #2 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:32:37 AM »
But if you're looking for that matte black look, that's okay.

And I've seen some chrome powdercoat in many colors that has all kinds of depth.

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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #3 on: Dec 11, 2012, 12:02:44 PM »
Do they bake the powdercoat on and if they do is there anything that could get damaged inside the tank from the heat?



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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #4 on: Dec 11, 2012, 12:41:54 PM »
I did a quick Google Image Search and here's what I found.

They look pretty sharp to me.

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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #5 on: Dec 11, 2012, 01:02:55 PM »
Well considering all the pics Ares found I would have to say the answer to this question is a resounding Yes...  ;D

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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #6 on: Dec 11, 2012, 01:43:43 PM »
I did see a lot of questions regarding the issues on what all had to be done to do a tank.  I didn't read them in any detail though. 

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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #7 on: Dec 11, 2012, 01:54:17 PM »
I will ask the company that will do the other pieces and see what they recommend
    
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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #8 on: Dec 11, 2012, 10:26:40 PM »
Mine is now clear powder coated.
I removed everything prior and re-installed it after the process because the tank was chemically stripped.
The powder coating is only on the outside.
I didn't use a tank sealer on the inside, it's just the raw steel.
It didn't look like there was anything done to the stock tank on the inside.
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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #9 on: Dec 12, 2012, 09:57:56 AM »
Only issue is the one pic looks like the guy spilled gas when filling and it damaged the finish
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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2012, 09:59:15 AM »
Only issue is the one pic looks like the guy spilled gas when filling and it damaged the finish

That is what I am going to ask the PC about.
    
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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2012, 10:35:08 AM »
Only issue is the one pic looks like the guy spilled gas when filling and it damaged the finish

I'm not seeing that one.

I always wipe off gas immediately with water and then pat dry and then as soon as I get home clean it better and polish it up.

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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #12 on: Dec 12, 2012, 11:42:54 AM »

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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #13 on: Dec 12, 2012, 11:58:57 AM »
That looks to me like he let it set there for a while and didn't clean it up right away. 

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Re: Powdercoat tins
« Reply #14 on: Dec 12, 2012, 04:40:19 PM »
I've thought about doing the same thing for a while now.  Seeing this thread actually kinda made me starting thinking about it more.  I searched on Google and ironically came across a Raider that was powder coated.

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