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Unread 08-15-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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RI Powdercoating

Does anyone know any good places in RI to get some powdercoating done? Getting a new bumper in a few weeks that will need to be either painted or coated, just trying to get an idea of what I would like to do.

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Unread 08-15-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Never had any work done here, but they sponsored my kid's soccer league, so I figured I would plug them:

http://www.oceanstatehotcoat.com/
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Unread 08-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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Not the reasoning I expected, but it is a place to start, thanks!
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Unread 08-16-2011, 04:34 AM   #4
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You might also factor how you will use the vehicle into the decision. For example, if you plan on actually wheeling it then powercoating is a waste of money. With paint you can easily touch up the scratches.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #5
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You might also factor how you will use the vehicle into the decision. For example, if you plan on actually wheeling it then powercoating is a waste of money. With paint you can easily touch up the scratches.
It is my daily driver and will be for a couple years, so any wheeling will be kept to a minimum as I can't afford to be without a vehicle if anything were to happen. In 2-3 years I hope to relegate it to "toy" status so I can do some more serious wheeling. I will probably be going the paint route just because it is going to be significantly cheaper than powercoating, but figured I would explore my options.

If I decide to go the paint option, any suggestions on which type of paint? I've heard everything from regular black spraypaint, to bedliner, to other random things...
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Unread 08-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #6
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I painted my rockers and fender flares with rustoleum spray on bedliner.
Seems to be holding up fine so far for the DD and i sprayed them in april.

I am however going to have my bumper powdercoated at work just for the hell of it this fall.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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I'd steer clear of the bed liner for bumpers.

As always, the key to successful paint job is surface prep. Grind/sand all loose scale and rust, clean with acetone or similar solvent, prime, and then paint.
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Unread 08-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #8
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Why would you stay clear of bedliners? I've heard a ton on prep, what types of cleaners and primers to use, but not much on what actually should be used to paint it.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 12:19 PM   #9
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Why would you stay clear of bedliners?
Because:

a.) I don't think it looks particularly good on bumpers and

b.) If you change your mind later it is a nightmare to remove.
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Unread 04-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #10
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Also thinking of painting my rims black?? Spray paint??... Or powder coating.. What will look better last longer
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