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Old 01-12-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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paint vs powder coating

got new front and rear bumper bare metal.
can't decide what to do paint or powder coating
any suggestions are welcome

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:31 PM   #2
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Powder coating is more resistant to abrasion but more work to apply.
Are you going to do it yourself?

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:36 PM   #3
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Powder coating is more resistant to abrasion but more work to apply.
Are you going to do it yourself?
powder coating is more expensive,but far less work to do...i do both...not professionally...and i get better results quicker and easier than painting...
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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I went with powder coat on my JCR rear bumper and am happy with my decision. It does cost more though.
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powder coating is more expensive,but far less work to do...i do both...not professionally...and i get better results quicker and easier than painting...
I'm in favor of powder coating and I understand the application of the powder is easier than a solvent based paint but what do you use to apply heat uniformly to large part to cure it?
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:16 AM   #6
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i wish i have big oven to do powder coating like i did my jeep wheels and small motorcycle parts in my garage
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With my experience, I'd say paint. Powder coating is great and durable but when you do chip it it seems it doesn't stop, and ver hard to "touch up" because how thick it is. I got access to free powder coating but I choose to paint everything because of this problem. Now if your not it the woods or on rocks much and don't think you'll have that problem then I'd say powder coat for sure.
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Think about spray bombs of wrinkle finish paint, it is easy to apply rather cheap,fairly durable and you can easly touch it up if you damage it. And it dont look bad.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:59 PM   #10
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today drop of my bumpers to the local powder coating shop. got good price.
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:06 AM   #11
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here is my f&r bumpers . just pick up from the PC shop. stil in plastic. have to wait for warm days to install

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^^^VASYL, do yourself a favor and tear off that plastic wrap and inspect those parts. You don't want to wait until Spring time only to find out there is an issue and need to wait for the parts to be re-sprayed and maybe out of warranty.
Plus you can post up better pics...
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:23 PM   #14
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^^^VASYL, do yourself a favor and tear off that plastic wrap and inspect those parts. You don't want to wait until Spring time only to find out there is an issue and need to wait for the parts to be re-sprayed and maybe out of warranty. Plus you can post up better pics...
thanks. i got 1 year waranty on powder coating.

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