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They need to add some pizzaz to the colors.They're just to plain.IMHO
 

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I have to agree with vrodvinny
 

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Being that they are anodized I doubt there's much pizazz available. If you're looking for color and want something that's a lot more durable than paint then they are a viable option.

BTW, Anodizing and Powder coating beat painting hands down IMHO.
 

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BTW, Anodizing and Powder coating beat painting hands down IMHO.
Hard coat is even better ;)(used mainly for aluminum)
 

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If I remember correctly I heard some bad things about that company. Someone had a bad experience with them and it was posted on the VTF some time last year.
 

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Hard coat is even better ;)(used mainly for aluminum)
HOW about polished aluminum with translucent color clear powder coat!I was in the process of buying metal finishing business so I go to learn practicing on my stuff.It's pretty amazing what you can do with the right tools and a little bit of knowledge. ;)
 

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For what it's worth I think you'd have a hard time doing a translucent powder coat because the surface has to be rough in order for the powder to stick too smooth it blows right off. But I think there is a wide variety of powder coating colors available some would look pretty cool, how about the Custom Prism Effects; http://www.eastwoodco.com/HCpowders.asp?Dep_Key1=pwct& hopefully that like works.

If I only had a bigger oven, http://www.gofastgoodies.com/ I could expand to bikes. You should see the purple valve cover I did over the weekend.

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For what it's worth I think you'd have a hard time doing a translucent powder coat because the surface has to be rough in order for the powder to stick too smooth it blows right off. But I think there is a wide variety of powder coating colors available some would look pretty cool, how about the Custom Prism Effects; http://www.eastwoodco.com/HCpowders.asp?Dep_Key1=pwct& hopefully that like works.

If I only had a bigger oven, http://www.gofastgoodies.com/ I could expand to bikes. You should see the purple valve cover I did over the weekend.

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It's staticly charged !it stays on I have done it! :slap:Who told you it has to be rough to stick?I almost bought the Company and spent weeks doing the $hit!I will try an scan some things I've do on my Maserati,and a few of my Race cars!Not to be a DICK,But you don't Know what your talking about! ;)
 

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Whatever, I have only been doing this as a side business for 3 years. I have already paid for my bike and car by doing polishing and powder coating, but I guess you are right. You sure sound like you know what you are talking about anyway.

I am only use the home unit and a commerical unit may use a lot hotter charge, I spray at about 6 psi and if I did that on a slick surface it would have a tendency to blow off the powder.

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Whatever, I have only been doing this as a side business for 3 years. I have already paid for my bike and car by doing polishing and powder coating, but I guess you are right. You sure sound like you know what you are talking about anyway.

I am only use the home unit and a commerical unit may use a lot hotter charge, I spray at about 6 psi and if I did that on a slick surface it would have a tendency to blow off the powder.

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This was a Very Large Metal Finishing Bussiness with an Oven you could drive a truck through.We/They had accounts with all the Major Hotels and Casinos doing there Powder coating and metal finishing/Polishing.Comercial Machine must be different because we did allot of Powder coating on Polished surfaces for contrast.For example my intakes on my maserati were done.I polished the emblem on the intake the sprayed the powdercoat over it.Then Care fully with your finger you would wipe the top of the emblem off so that the polishing would show.Now you have the powdercoated"Red in this case" with the Polished Trident in the Middle it looked awsome.I'm on a Laptop but will try and hook up my scanner and show you some of my stuff! ;)
 

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Kaz,

I went out and did a little research of my own and I couldn’t find anything to support your assertion that you can powder coat polished parts so you just might be wrong on this one.

Here are a few examples for you:

http://www.finishing.com/1400-1599/1402.html “Is polished chrome an acceptable substrate for powder coat? I believe you would have very poor adhesion.” … “You must remember that powder likes and needs a surface profile or etch to adhere to.” … “The less etch, the less adhesion you will receive”

http://home.comcast.net/~turtletough/pwdrtxt.htm “Steve has found that good chrome roughed up with an abrasive will take powder coating very well. Once the surfaces are clean, they are suspended in a tank of hot iron phosphate solution. This acts as a final degreaser and etching agent.”

http://www.bostonbiker.com/powder_coating_process.htm “It is necessary to create the correct "profile" on the surface for the powder to adhere to. For aluminum, Mike likes a surface that feels like 400 sandpaper. For steel the ideal surface feels like 180 grit paper.”

And finally: http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/tech/powdercoat/ “Sandblasting the component both removes any of its existing surface coatings and roughens the underlying metal to improve the powder coating's adhesion to it” … “the process starts with surface preparation. Andrews sandblasts parts with aluminum oxide to make sure any previous coatings are completely removed. Aluminum oxide etches the surface of the metal, providing "traction" for the powder to mechanically bond while making the powder coat more durable.”

Not sure I care much for you initial tone, was not very pleased at the least. But I am calling you on this one. And yes you may have made yourself look like whatever you care to look like in the approach you took.

If you can find anywhere support stating you can powder coat polished parts I would be interested in seeing it, these guys who wrote the articles cited above do have the big operations too.

Thanks,

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After 2000 miles (or so) with a tank bag sitting on my anodized air box cover there are no indications it was ever there. As much as I drool over the beautiful creations possible, especially Ozzy Chrome options, I know that nothing will be as durable (or functional, or boring, I suppose) as the stock anodized finish. For show I like all the options. For daily use, I'll stick with the anodized.
 

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I just spent 1 friggin Hour trying to install my #@!$% scanner!Believe what you want I know what I have done!Ever Heard of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino?How about the Mirage.Another little account you might have heard Ceasars Palace.I'm not gonna get into a Pissing Match with you.It been done! :kaz:

P.S I powdercoated Polished aluminuim.Not Chrome.
 
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