Chrome powdercoat

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    Friend uses the powder color almost chrome on his vintage snowmobile ski's and it looks pretty good.Anytime i ever try and clear over the chrome paint,it turns more of a aluminum color.
     
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    Thanks, I think i'm going to have to give it a try. Got my late grandfathers sand blaster now so no more hours of sanding and cleaning after me or my dad mess up... Lol
     
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    I,d clear coat it...Powder coating works well...It will scrape off though...It would,nt be one of my choices..
    Petty Blue 67 GTX
     
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    Yeah, i read it usually should because of the high amount of metal in the chrome powder or whatever. Never had problems with other powders flaking off though.
     
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    Contact Leanna at Pheonix Specialty Coatings. She is a member on FABO (Cudachick1968).
     
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      Thanks Doug, We would be doing it ourself as we're pretty good with powdercoating but i suppose i could give her a pm over on fabo.
       
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        CudaChick1968 Leanna ~ The Mistress of Metal FBBO Gold Member FBBO Sponsor

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        Awwww, thank you Doug! :toothy5:


        Hey 69clone ... even without my ears burning, I was going to reply to your question anyway. lol

        The reason chrome powders require a clear top coat is for UV stability more than anything else. There's no doubt it can take the 'pop' out of your chrome powder finish if you don't know what you're doing, but it also increases the shine and overall durability.

        Chrome powders oxidize without a sealer just like real metal because there's real metal in the powder. It won't adversely affect the performance, but you will have to polish it occasionally just like you would with a nice chrome job or polished aluminum.

        The comment above that "it will scrape off" is sadly a testament to someone's lame prep work rather than the coating itself. Like painting, proper and thorough prep is key to a good powder coating job. I'm not going to pull your lariat and tell you it's totally indestructible, but it's a lot tougher, more durable and flexible than paint if it's done right.

        Feel free to give me a call if I can help you out as you get the job underway. I'm always here. :grin:
         
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