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Unread 07-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Powdercoating

SoI tore my 2000 Wrangler TJ apart a few months ago and took the body off the chasis. Im sandblasting the entire frame and assembly and powdercoating all the parts below. Has anyone done this before? I would like to see what it looks like so I can get an idea. Thanks

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Unread 07-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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I think there's a picture request section, you may want to post there?
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Unread 07-01-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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I would do line-x with a rust preventive primer, powdercoat peels/ chips to easy imo.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #4
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well ive already got the entire frame and parts im keeping sandblasted to bare metal, whats your idea from there?
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Unread 07-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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If done properly, powder coating is a VERY durable finish. Because it is applied electrostatically it is a much better option than simply a spray on liner or paint. Before Jeeps I was big into third generation Corvettes, and on a full restoration powder coating is widely accepted as the best possible option for re doing the frame.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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canes, do you believe powder coating increases value by much at all? because having the work done to pull body and sandblast every part as well as powder coat every part is time consuming
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Unread 07-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
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I haven't been into Jeeps for that long now, but in my experience with older Vettes, I think so. It's definitely time consuming, but I think you would be pretty happy with the end result. I've had things powder coated that I swear you could hit with a hammer and not take any paint off. I wish the frames came from the factory powder coated
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Unread 07-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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One downside to powder coating is that it's not easy to touch up. If you decide to make frame mods later, or have damage, you won't be able to match it. Take my avatar for instance, the outboard shock kit and relocated upper coil mounts were added later - sectioned into the frame; it was very easy to paint it to match. Years ago, I built a Cobra kit and one option was a powder coated frame. To do over, I'd paint it.

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Unread 07-01-2012, 04:10 PM   #9
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Hey I just had mine powdercoated, I attached a pic for you. Not a great view but it looks really good! ( I am waiting for my 8.8 to start putting this thing back together)
I was just gonna use por15 or chassis saver,but called around about powdercoating and got an amazing deal i thought- 300 bucks to blast and coat! Could not pass it up. I know what most people say about doing it on Jeeps, but I did it and am very pleased. If the price is right I say do it, you can scuff and paint over powder if you wanted an extra layer even, good luck.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #10
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whoops sorry for the gigantic picture!!! Ill figure this thing out one day
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Unread 07-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #11
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Hey I just had mine powdercoated, I attached a pic for you. Not a great view but it looks really good! ( I am waiting for my 8.8 to start putting this thing back together)
I was just gonna use por15 or chassis saver,but called around about powdercoating and got an amazing deal i thought- 300 bucks to blast and coat! Could not pass it up. I know what most people say about doing it on Jeeps, but I did it and am very pleased. If the price is right I say do it, you can scuff and paint over powder if you wanted an extra layer even, good luck.
$300 is an amazing deal!!
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Unread 07-01-2012, 04:32 PM   #12
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Ha yeah and it wasnt some hillbillys who dont know what theyre doin. The company does big time gov contracts. I asked for a tour and he showed me some humvee armor the did. Got the quote on wed picked up that friday! If anyone is in maryland look em up- triton metals. No i dont work there ha- i wish!
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Unread 07-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #13
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I would never powder coat a rig you actually plan to use. Robncar mentioned it above-it is impossible to touch up. Simple paint is as good as it gets. I'm kicking myself now for having all my aluminum armor powder coated. What hurts so much is I knew better but did it anyway. Stick with paint. Oh and no, I'd say it would do absolutely nothing to your value to powder coat. Nobody wants bare steel Jeep and nobody wants to screw with dealing with powder coat removal before doing any real mods. PC is terrible idea in my opinion. Don't mean to be rude, just my two cents.

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Unread 07-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #14
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well im building my vehicle to pretty much list for sale once i finish with my mods so i can start on another project. this jeep was to just get me started and understand what im dealing with. Any other ideas besides powder coat because I want the bottom to look like a show jeep or something like that. Just to look nice and clean
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Unread 07-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #15
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I touch-up rock rash on my bumpers and skids (powder coated) with:

Pittsburgh
Interior/Exterior
Urethane Modified Enamel
Gloss-Oil
Black 54-308

Straight from the can (not thinned) and use a small brush, works great.

I've been using it for many years...
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