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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 01, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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If you were to probably keep the car, would all the undercarriage that should be black, devalue the car if it was powder coated. This is very possiable a rare car but I have no documentation to prove it. I have started the frame off restoration and I am undecided on paint or powder coat with out hurting the value of the car. Any opinion on this would be great.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 01, 08:28 AM
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i powdercoated all my chassis stuff....looks great, durable, never have to worry about it again....well worth it. BTW, with no documentation i wouldnt worry about being anal about originality. IMHO

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 01, 02:10 PM
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Crossram,

I would also do a search on POR-15. In my opinion it is about as tough as powder coating and I think the results from using it.

If you are going to drive the car, use something that will last. If you are just going to show and not drive the car, paint it.

Also, what ever you use to paint/powdercoat the car with, you should be able have it removed/sand blasted off if you need to.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 01, 02:12 PM
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Crossram,

I would also do a search on POR-15. In my opinion it is about as tough as powder coating and I think the results from using it.
If you are going to drive the car, use something that will last. If you are just going to show and not drive the car, paint it.
Also, what ever you use to paint/powdercoat the car with, you should be able have it removed/sand blasted off, if you need to.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 01, 06:55 PM
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i was thinking about getting my new (used) subframe acid dipped and EDP coated-like new sheetmetal comes.i just need to fund a place around here that does it.i would paint the outside of the frame with a more durable and "correct" finish, but i think the coating would be good to have on the inside of the frame.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 01, 02:13 PM
 
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i would powder coat, that always looks the best! good luck
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 08:32 AM
 
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powder coat is the only way to go
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 08:49 AM
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i was looking at powder coating, but what if it does get chipped? how do you touch it up? also, what about corrosion protection if it does chip? good paint will provide some protection even if it does get chipped or scratched.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 08:53 AM
 
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do not use corrosion protection! it is not good!!!!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 05:07 PM
 
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Have used powder coating on numerous Harley parts and projects. Its nearly bulletproof. Only problem i've found with it is it can get small surface scratches in it, but if so, a glazing/wax compound hides it nice. Also, if you do get a chip, which i have never had happen yet, you can mix the powder, (get a little from the shop) with acetone and dab it in the chip. (Got this tip from the shop that does my bike parts). I plan on using powder for my 69 suspension pieces too. Only way to go and you never need to mess with it again.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 07:11 PM
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Has anyone tried out the Eastwood powdercoating kit?
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