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.vrodvinny said:Hard coat is even better (used mainly for aluminum)
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!VA V-Rod said: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.
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!VA V-Rod said: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.