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|04-08-2010, 01:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Tech week submission Old tech, new use
For my 30 Sedan build I have been werking out some details on how to do a show quality finish for a car, in powder coat.
Befor you break out the torches, powder coating has been around since 1953, so it is traditional
Here's a few tricks I have picked up along the way to help make this happen.
This is all stuff ANYONE can do, I can do it faster than most because powder coating is what we do, and we have the tools to do quality werk as fast as possible. Again anyone can do this at home in their garage, it will probably just take a little more time is all.
Now I'll show you how, and why
1) We started by media cleaning the entire door inside and out to remove all contaminants like old paint, rust, etc
2) once the part is free of all contaminants we then apply a Iron Phosphate conversion chemical to clean off any dust left behind from blasting. The Iron Phosphate also further cleans, and seals the metal against future rust
3)Then we apply a powder coat high build primer to fill small imperfections, and allow for a good base to apply the high temp filler
4)everyone's favorite, lots-o-sanding to level out the surface of the filled pin holes with the surface of the metal
5) Shows how we applied the high temp filler for the larger pitting, and have now block sanded the entire panel which is ready for a final coat of primer, final block sand (did not take pictures of ) to even out the color and surface of the panel.
6) been primed, blocked, and now has the first coat of color
7) the second coat of color, and first coat of clear have been applied.
All that is needed is a final wet sand of the clear, and buff to bring back the luster.
I left a "window" so people could see all the steps involved under the powder coat.
I hope this info is found to be useful to someone, and remember if you don't vote for me I will find out where you live and toilet paper your house!
Custom Powder Coating & Media Blasting
My Build http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=419718
Last edited by Streetwerkz; 04-15-2010 at 11:22 PM.