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post #1 of 7 Old 09-18-2006, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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To powder coat or not to powder coat is my question

In the next couple weeks I am going to order my rockers. Well it cost a good bit extra to get them powder coated. I was wondering if I could do a good job myself with rattle can paint. I am in no hurry to get them on so if it takes me a week to prep and paint no wories.

If to paint them myself what steps should I take and what products to use?

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-18-2006, 06:45 PM
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I'd paint them yourself if you plan on bashing them against rocks. Paint is much easier to touch up than powdercoat.

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I'd paint them yourself if you plan on bashing them against rocks. Paint is much easier to touch up than powdercoat.
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Paint them yourself. I sanded them with 100 grit to clean them up and give the paint something to bite to. Clean them off with Laquer thinner and paint with satin Rustolium. I used a spray can to get around the tough spots and a foam roller for the paint. Worked great and has held up well. Easy to touch up.

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OK I am going to paint them myself. Should I use any primer or just straight to the Rust Oleum?

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I'd paint them yourself if you plan on bashing them against rocks. Paint is much easier to touch up than powdercoat.
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Prime them.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-18-2006, 07:35 PM
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for a base coat/primer....go to Sherwin Williams, they sell a cold galvanize spray...it's a 97% zinc dust primer....no rust!!!!

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