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Powdercoating, Rhino-lining, Line-X, etc.

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by clubba68, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. clubba68

    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys, as many of you know, I am having T-Roy build me a set of bumpers.
    I am looking for ideas on how to protect them from the elements and to be strong, durable, and good looking. What do you guys recommend, and are there any places that you know of that offer good prices in the Portland/Vancouver area? Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    I vote for powdercoat. you can get some awesome coatings and it is real durable.
    With that said I will now be going into the garage to put the touch up on my bomb canned bumpers /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    Also, estimated costs would be nice too.
     
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    I got a quote on getting 5 rims done for $200...that might give you an idea /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    as much as I like the idea of coating steel (and other stuff!) with Line-X, I think for bumpers powder coating would be the best option, especially if its ever gonna hit a rock (or car!). /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    Anyone have any suggestions on shops? I need to call around and get quotes. When I called to get quotes on my axles just for S&G, my quotes ranged from like $350-1200. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Guess it all depends where you go and who you talk to.
     
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    Line-X or Rhino Lining will be much more durable than powdercoat for hardcore use.

    Powdercoat is durable (I have it on my Blazer's Diffs) but it will scrape off on rocks, etc if
    scraped hard enough.

    Powdercoat is available with a Teflon derivative - (which is what I have) - but I have
    not had the opportunity to test its durability first hand in the real world yet. If
    you are only going to be doing mild off-roading powdercoat would be fine.

    with their lifetime warranties, I would think Line-X or Rhino would be better -
    so if you scratched them - they could be repaired - plus they are able to be refurbished now
    when the material fades from UV exposure - something that could not be done with powdercoat
    without reapplication.

    The only downsides I see to a spray liner type material are the difficulty in keeping clean
    along with its expense of application.

    Powder Coating Companies I would recommend are:

    Atomic Powdercoat

    Portland Powdercoat

    P & A Metal Fab

    I have no idea what they would charge you for your application.
     
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    Line-X or Rhino Lining will be much more durable than powdercoat for hardcore use.

    Powdercoat is durable, so is chrome plating (I have it on my Blazer's Diffs) but it will scrape off on rocks, etc if
    scraped hard enough.

    Powdercoat is available with a Teflon derivative - (which is what I have) - but I have
    not had the opportunity to test its durability first hand in the real world yet.

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    There I fixed it for ya dude /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You bastard! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I have talked to Extreme Coatings on Sandy Blvd about doing bumpers. They have a Line-X type coating that looks pretty good. They only do black or grey and they woud charge a litte over $200 to do a bumper. I have a powder coater near my home, but I haven't talked to him yet. One of those thigs that I need to get around to "Eventually" (LOL Tazz). Hope that helps.
    T-roy
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    $200 per bumper?
    Hey T-Roy, have you thought any more about the placement of the front lights whether on the front or after the bend on the sides? I can't make up my mind. Maybe I should ask Jeremy... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I'm putting Tims front lights in the center section, like each side of the winch fairlead. the sides taper back and will have amber lights for turn signals
     
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    Which ever way you want to go. I think they would look better in the center section as far as simatry goes, but might give better illumination on the outsides. Totally your call, but you better hurry, I'm back on them on Friday. I took the dy off work so I can finish them up (As well as to have a day off work... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif)
     
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    Front it is. Don't put them too close to the shackle mounts though. Don't want to make the front end look too bunched up. Front will be good. Thanks.
     

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