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Old 01-16-2019, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Looking for Powder Coating/Painting

Hey, fellow lake lovers!

I have a steel roof rack faring I need painted/powder coated.
Two questions: 1. if I paint myself, what should I use? 2. Is there someone here who does painting/powder coating who might offer me a deal? It's around 24" x 6".

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Old 01-16-2019, 08:04 PM   #2
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Is it painted already?

Any hardware store sells cans of spray powder coating paint. Simple.

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Old 01-17-2019, 09:43 AM   #3
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Is it painted already?

Any hardware store sells cans of spray powder coating paint. Simple.

Or here: LINK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWweLoOqk9s
It is not painted yet--fresh cut steel. I'm not well-versed in painting, other than cheap Krylon for Pinewood Derby cars and cover-ups. Looking at the other pieces, which are gloss black rather than textured, I don't actually think I need powder coat. Will a few coats of good spray paint hold up on the top of my 4Runner? If so, recommendation on paint?

PS I got a quote of ~$30 to powder coat locally, but am I right in thinking "powder coat" essentially means textured?

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Old 01-17-2019, 10:56 AM   #4
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PS I got a quote of ~$30 to powder coat locally, but am I right in thinking "powder coat" essentially means textured?

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You need to do a google search and understand what powder coating is. It does not indicate textured at all. It is a durable alternate to paint that in many/ most cases is far more durable. If you can't properly paint it yourself, 30 bucks to powercoat it is a good value. Note value does not necessarily mean the cheapest alternative.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #5
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It is not painted yet--fresh cut steel. I'm not well-versed in painting, other than cheap Krylon for Pinewood Derby cars and cover-ups. Looking at the other pieces, which are gloss black rather than textured, I don't actually think I need powder coat. Will a few coats of good spray paint hold up on the top of my 4Runner? If so, recommendation on paint?

PS I got a quote of ~$30 to powder coat locally, but am I right in thinking "powder coat" essentially means textured?

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On something like that, where it's brand new steel, have it powder coated, $30 is cheap! Powder coating doesn't mean textured. I would think they could do gloss black.
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Powder coating attaches the color to the metal using an electrical charge. It is more durable than paint. I agree, $30 is cheap for powder coating.


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I spoke to the fab company, and they said they usually only get 6-8 months out of Krylon. I'll look into that powder coating--thanks, all.
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