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Old 10-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #15
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Thanks, just trying to give some solutions to this badge finishing problem!
Looks like I messed up with the link to the last image...

Should have been this one.



Powdercoating is kinda fun, and very different to paint.
That badge blue should be easy to find in powder, and a metallic version would look really cool... if not totally original...
Something like this...
Hotcoat Powder Metallic Blue

FYI, I resecured my badges with screws, so I can remove them for skin polishing when it needs a touchup.

Yes, Aluminum is VERY good to powdercoat...
Here are some other Aluminum "Test Pieces" I have done...

Cast Aluminum Alfa Romeo valve covers..


And Airstream stuff I am working on...
Pair of Mickey Thompson cast aluminum valve covers destined for the 454 in the Motorhome.
These were ugly and corroded/stained... required some unrequired holes welded shut too...
End result.


This week I am finishing off one of the cast headlamp covers for the motorhome.
They were "Furry" with corrosion, which is the same issue I had with the badges.
Had to sandblast them a lot to get them ready... so maybe add a media blasting cabinet to you wish list... I LOVE having useful tools in my garage... got mine of CL for $100... just needed some TLC..


Coated with gloss black powder and ready to be cured.



Done, but still working to get the brush finish consistent on the corners of this complex casting before I put the topcoat of clear powder on.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:23 PM   #16
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Thank you so much for posting the step by step powdercoating process! I have been considering trying this myself. In addition to the Airstream, I have a classic Mustang that has a lot of bits and pieces that could use the powdercoating treatment. I definitly need to get into that!
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #17
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Pleased to help!

Couple of pointers...
You cannot use your food oven... you will not get away with it... the cook will know. Even tho they say is more environmentally friendly than VOC paint, its a bit smelly when curing.

The powder uses static to cling to the part... and so its easy to knock it off, or rub it while transferring to the oven... that has been my biggest issue!

Once its flowed out(400f for 10 mins), and cured(a further 20 mins at 375) it is incredibly tough... I messed up a small steel part(about 2"x 3"), and it took me about 2 hours with aggressive aluminum oxide in my blaster to strip it off!
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So how much and where do we send our badges to get done? The cook would not only know if I used the food oven but also if I went out and bought everything to do the 5 badges!


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Old 10-14-2014, 06:33 PM   #19
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Dave... You are a powdercoating stalker.... ROFL
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