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Old 01-21-2010, 03:02 PM #1
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Powder Coated Epiph

I decided to get this baby powder coated as a solution to it's fading problem.
It's gloss white and really beautiful in person, the pictures don't do it much justice though. I had to keep the white rubber pieces off because up against the white powder coating they look nasty.



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Old 01-21-2010, 03:53 PM #2
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havent seen this gun in person yet but i have done alot of work on it for him and its an awesome gun. almost no problems but the typical banjo leaks but all them have been fixed.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:58 PM #3
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Very nice!!! that is sick! the only suggestion i would have is get a different grip, the stock one looks kinda goofy with all the white IMO

However, that is one of the sickest Epi's i have EVER seen!

Mind posting some details on the whole coating process? howto/price/where/etc
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:06 PM #4
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This only cost me $40, but the guy that did it said that $40 was pretty much the bare minimum for any powder coating job that they would do.

They sandblasted off the chrome plating on it, and used special plugs to fill in all the threads. They then polarize the powder and the gun to opposite polarities so the powder will stick to it. They apply the powder and bake it so that it melts the powder and solidifies over the gun.

As for where, you just have to google Powder Coating along with whatever state your in and try to find a list of places that do it in your area.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:12 PM #5
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Nice, can they do patterns at all? or is it just solid color?
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:21 PM #6
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It's a solid color.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:43 AM #7
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you can get any design you want just like regular paint i believe
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:11 PM #8
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I'm pretty sure you can't because of how the powder all melts together, if you tried to make a design onto it, it would be blurred. The place I got it done only did solid colors, there was no other option.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:31 AM #9
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post one more time so i can pm you
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:14 PM #10
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Very nice

I was wondering what to do when mine starts to fade pretty bad since we can't do anodizing. This is a great plan to have in the future.

I'm curious to see how it holds up and your thoughts after playing with it.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:39 PM #11
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^^^^same, my blue finish is starting to chip
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:41 PM #12
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powder coat is the same stuff they use on alot of cars so it will be very very durable. only time it'll come off is if you chip it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:17 AM #13
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i honestly thought the fading looked cool. It show's youve actually used the gun. gives it a "broken in" look. not everything has to be bright and shiny to be beautiful.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:05 PM #14
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true but the fading on this one was horrible. and the owner is picky about how things look. lol
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:17 PM #15
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lol i guess im biased. I bought the epiphany as my first electro gun, mine has a frame that was bent when i dove into a snake (which i bent back) has had the inside of the frame and a piece of the end ground off to facilitate a BOB body, and tons of scuff marks from playing. the thing is worth nothing, shoots like a charm, and i think that all of the damage makes it more valuable to me since everything on it tells a story of when i screwed up.

it's also silver, so there isnt really any wear.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:17 PM #16
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yeah all the dings make it valuable to you but it sucks if you ever plan on selling it. i have a tippmann that was my very first gun and it is beat all to heck and it shoots better than most of the guns ive ever shot
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:11 PM #17
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the epiphany resale is horrible anyways. i have about 500$ in that gun, and i could expect to get 150 out of it in its current condition, maybe 200 if it were perfect. the design is way out of date, specifically the lack of a BOB feature.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:12 PM #18
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yeah, i didn't buy the epi for it's resale value. I don't plan on ever trading or selling it. Honestly i can't think of a single gun out there i would trade it for. (Yes that includes Egos)
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:42 PM #19
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I dont care for ego's personally.. I'm more of a timmy guy. hopefully that'll be my next gun. I have a system x nme right now and a sp ion and a couple tippmanns.
I've messed around with a bunch of guns and just got really fond of timmys
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:25 AM #20
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I shoot a star framed etek II, mainly for reliability reasons (epiphanies blow with dirty reballs). however, if paintball ever went to uncapped ramping, i would go back to the epiphany in a heartbeat. that thing has one of the best frame/trigger combos i have ever felt.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:18 AM #21
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Yeah his epiphany's trigger is amazing. One night I was fixing his gun and we started to mess with the trigger and got it absolutely perfect. Me and him could roll on the trigger so well, but the trigger likes to adjust is self and come out of that and we havnt got it back there since.

But one of the best triggers I've ever felt for rolling would either have to be a infinity legend, my system x nme, or a luxe. The trigger on my nme barely moves and I can walk it insanely fast. And a buddy at college has a luxe and me and Nyseyus both got 33 bps twice.
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