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Post  futura9838 on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 7:09 pm

hi there are builders painting or stove enameling or powder coating the frames  thanks

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What to do?

Post  Millepa on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 7:48 pm

I didn't know much about powder coating so I went to see a local contractor to see what it is like and ask a few questions.
It is not too expensive if you take quite a few bits along at the same time and it has a very strong adhesion to the metal.

But I am starting to favour the paint option and this is why:-
1. the powder coating is quite thick and although this might be considered a good thing it will probably be a problem when fitting parts together.
2. you can mask parts that you do not want powder coating but it has to withstand the heating process (sacrificial nuts on threads and bolts in hols was suggested).
3. there is a limited range of colours.
4. repair of any damage to the powder coating has to be done with adjusted thinners (whaterer that is) and a perfect colour match is unlikley.
5. it means another thing which is not in entirly in my control which I can work on at my own pace and to my own satisfaction. I will probably do a little each day after work.

That is what I think at the moment, but I can consider it a while longer as I clean up the parts supplied.
All the best Millepa
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Painting

Post  binghas on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 9:54 pm

I had considered powder coating but rejected it for much the same reasons.
I am brush painting with Craftmaster paint.
So far assembled and adjusted fit of the chassis members.
Stripped and each part cleaned and primed with 2 coats.
Intend to apply 1 undercoat, then reassemble and apply 1 more undercoat and then 2 top coats.
Looking to rig up a jig so I can rotate the assembled chassis to aid painting.
Thats plan A, I'll let you know how it goes.

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Craftmaster Equivalent

Post  Grier on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 12:24 am

Although I have not received my chassis yet I have been researching for an equivalent supplier for Craftmaster paint in the USA.
Unfortunately I have not been successful in that regard and Craftmaster seems to not ship to us.
Anybody in the U.S. have a suggestion?

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Re: chassis frames

Post  Mark the spark on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 8:01 am

Grier wrote:Although I have not received my chassis yet I have been researching for an equivalent supplier for Craftmaster paint in the USA.
Unfortunately I have not been successful in that regard and Craftmaster seems to not ship to us.
Anybody in the U.S. have a suggestion?


You could always get a friend in the uk to buy it and send it to you
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Post  Kiwiconnection on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 9:56 am

To costly to ship paint as it's deamed to be a hazardous substance. Probably cost you 4 times the cost of the paint in shipping costs.
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paint or powder?

Post  Brian B on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 4:33 pm

I decided to use Craftmaster paints. I looked into powder coating for a previous Kit car project but went off the idea.  Powder coating can be quite brittle and difficult to repair or touch up.  I also looked at using Hammerite but found that difficult to apply and it did not like being dripped on by solvents, like petrol, or light oils. Have had the chassis assembled to get it all to fit. Had to bend the stays a little to get the threaded ends to slip into the holes easily.  Two coats of primer and undercoat applied and just starting on the Gloss black. I have a blog of the build started.         http://sheddingitall.blogspot.com/          Keep up the good work.
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