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Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« on: January 31, 2013 11:27 PM »
Looking for pros and cons of both.... Was going to powder coat but thinking twice... Im getting down to the final days before its done......

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013 12:20 AM »
Here's my biggest issue with powder coat on certain things like frames and suspension.  A lot of times what I've seen with powder coated parts is they get a rock chip, and you don't notice it but it's there, moisture sucks in there and it starts rusting behind the powder coating, till one day it bubbles over and flakes off and you got a huge rust spot. 

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013 3:19 AM »
I don't know pros or cons but I would paint. Repair or change of color would be much easier.
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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013 2:37 PM »
Also a lot has to do with prep and the coating applied some are stronger than other or have better adhesion.  I am building a '29 on a '32 frame and my plan is to powder-coat suspension components but paint the frame itself, this will also allow for blocking and filler to smooth any sins out something harder to do with powder-coating. 
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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013 10:43 PM »
 :( Another week to think about it but leaning twards paint...Just drop parts off at one place and get everything done instead of taking some here and there......

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013 1:58 AM »
Powder coat can make reassembly a pain if its thick.  That industrial paint coating they use on trailer and semi truck frames covers n sticks to everything, and can really take a beating. I'm not familiar with it, but if given a choice I would use it over just an enamel or urethane body paint.

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013 1:10 PM »
roadtriprod, what did you end up doing? Any pics? You know, because we don't like to read...

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013 2:34 PM »
Any pics? You know, because we don't like to read...

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013 1:34 AM »
Sorry I haven't logged in for a while...... Gonna wire it up tomorrow night and take it for a spin this weekend. If everything goes as planned I will see you in Watertown in a week!

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013 1:35 AM »
By the way I went with paint........

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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013 2:15 PM »
WOW looks good. ok a 32` frame with a `30 or `31 madel A what? You know, coupe, roadster, c-dan. So I know what to look for at Watertown. ;) :)
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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013 5:26 PM »
WOW looks good. ok a 32` frame with a `30 or `31 madel A what? You know, coupe, roadster, c-dan. So I know what to look for at Watertown. ;) :)

31 Coupe I believe.
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Re: Powder coat VS Paint on my 32 frame.......
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013 7:16 AM »
31 Coupe indeed.... It will be  cutting it close to get most of it done  and drivable within a week but......