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Powder Coat question

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by dvani, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. dvani

    dvani Registered Member

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    I just got my bumper from DIY4X back from the powder coater. It looks as good as I had hoped but it seems to be flaking off really easy. As easy as regular paint. I know its supposed to be tough as nails and all so any ideas as to what might be the cause?
     
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    My guess is a contaminated surface prior to being sprayed.
     
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    2X or not cured fully
     
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    not cured fully would be my guess. Most likely the steel didn't get hot enough.
     
  5. dvani

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I drove my Jimmy over to his shop this afternoon and he noticed it before I said anything. We will watch it over the next month or so and if it doesn't get real bad too fast I will wait til spring to have him recoat it. Got rid of my stock bumper already.
     
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    I'd agree on not cooked long enough and possibly not cleaned good enough. :shame: The powder coater I use sandblasts everything, preheats the parts, applies a light coat while hot, lets it cool,then lays on another good coat, and cooks it a while.You have to really work at it to get their powder off....with a grinder or a torch
     

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