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pow
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21st Oct 08 at 08:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is it safe?

How much approx does it cost? Want to get kirstys done, fancy something a bit different as well... ideas? Pics?

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21st Oct 08 at 08:55   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

price would depend on colour

i would charge about 50 for one to be glass beaded and coated black
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21st Oct 08 at 08:59   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is it safe? wasn't there all this whoo harr about someone having an engine rebuilt after a rocker cover?
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muppetsport

He loves to make a scene tho.
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21st Oct 08 at 09:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

true.

Do you have to have it acid dipped or something?
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21st Oct 08 at 09:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

either dipped or blasted

muppets rocker was coated on the inside thats what the fuss was about

powder coating is good for temperatures of upto about 110 degrees
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they will degreas it and shot blast it when you give them the part.. Not that many colours in this country im afraid.. Love to get my xe done from america, they do things like chrome, marble, pearlessents, flick paint everything..
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your joking about colours, i can get any colour i want done off the

RAL
BS4800
BS381C
Pantone

so about 300 colours+

also dont get it blasted, too much risk imo
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Whats wrong with just painting it??
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21st Oct 08 at 11:41   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

James, being a complete noob on the subject, what would you recommend?
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speaking to a company that do the type of job all the time, and getting it dipped and then coated
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And I wont end up with a muppetsport situation on my hands?
Richardhhha
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they have brung out a new sylicon bead, that when any moisture touches it like if some is left in your engine, and you fill it up with oil it disolves almost instantly... and we dont have anything like the amount of colours americans have..
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yes agreed, be cautious- never shot blast that component
Icy
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make sure underside isnt coated either.
got my last one teflon coated for 25quid

Jambo
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Teflon looks cool
Richardhhha
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got my xe one done and it was all ok nothing was wrong
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my corsa one was powder coated all over and had no problems, mate had his civic one also done, no problems
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it probs wouldnt even need blasting tbh, just a good D A, then tack rag, then heat to 170, powder while hot, stove to 215 for 20 check as it may have slight popping, if it has, set powder unit to re-coat and give a flash over the re-stove, all will be well, could even try a powder primer on it or even etch primer
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it is safe to blast as long as you mask and blow it out properly
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oh and yeah there is loads of powder available, and if you want something special, try a black base then while hot put a light dusting of a colour over from about 50cm away, then laquer and stove again, awesome i promise you
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
it is safe to blast as long as you mask and blow it out properly


depending on blast used may end up pitted, acid dipped would be better
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21st Oct 08 at 18:27   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if it ends up pitted then the blaster is a retard
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That looks real nice the teflon coat, Mmm think I need to do something will look for a spare to practice on.
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40 ish


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