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Old 02-28-2006, 10:31 AM #1
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Powder coating

Was anyone tried to powder coating after stripping the old paint off by media blasting? My tippmann rentals are looking pretty beat up. And I have a buddy willing to do it for materials. Sorry if I put this in the wrong forum.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:55 AM #2
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Has anyone tried this?
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I'd try the annodizing forum. They might not have any info on how well it holds up as a rental, but someone over there should be able to give you some basic information.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:20 AM #4
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We started doing this at our shop a few weeks ago and it is quite amazing how they turn out. If you have a friend that is willing to do it free, or at a reasonable price, I would suggest giving it a shot. One thing we have noticed however is that if we do not clear coat afterwards, the area above the trigger frame starts to wear from constant finger movement. You can actually create some unique color combinations with this method.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:21 AM #5
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I'd try the annodizing forum.
Except it has nothing to do with annodizing.
Powerder coating, if applied right can be a very durable surface. The process is used on everything from decorative pieces, to outdoor furniture, and engine parts.
Is your friend setup profesionally? Or is this their first attempt?
Price it at a profesional shop first. Then have your friend give you a sample of their work.
Then you can accurately judge if it is worth trusting the job to your friend.
If the friend isnít already setup to do it, youíre taking on the financial risk that it doesnít work. If the friend wants to setup a new business or side-line, they should be the ones to at least take on the initial risk of proving they can do it right or not.
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Except it has nothing to do with annodizing.
Powerder coating, if applied right can be a very durable surface. The process is used on everything from decorative pieces, to outdoor furniture, and engine parts.
Is your friend setup profesionally? Or is this their first attempt?
Price it at a profesional shop first. Then have your friend give you a sample of their work.
Then you can accurately judge if it is worth trusting the job to your friend.
If the friend isnít already setup to do it, youíre taking on the financial risk that it doesnít work. If the friend wants to setup a new business or side-line, they should be the ones to at least take on the initial risk of proving they can do it right or not.
There's a PC subforum in the anodizing forum.
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:30 AM #7
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Except it has nothing to do with annodizing.
Powerder coating, if applied right can be a very durable surface. The process is used on everything from decorative pieces, to outdoor furniture, and engine parts.
Is your friend setup profesionally? Or is this their first attempt?
Price it at a profesional shop first. Then have your friend give you a sample of their work.
Then you can accurately judge if it is worth trusting the job to your friend.
If the friend isnít already setup to do it, youíre taking on the financial risk that it doesnít work. If the friend wants to setup a new business or side-line, they should be the ones to at least take on the initial risk of proving they can do it right or not.
Annodizing and powder coating are both protective finishes applied to markers. While anno might be the more popular and most frequently discussed, as well as the one the forum is named after, the anno forum is the correct place to get information about powder coating. So right back at you-
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