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Author Topic: Paint over powdercoat  (Read 1086 times)

Offline randy lahey

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Paint over powdercoat
« on: Feb 05, 2017, 00:17:57 »
I'm almost at the stage of painting my gas tank.  I'm planning on doing it black on the bottom, and white on the top. To get the black, I had the thought to get it powdercoated with some other stuff getting coated at the same time, then painting the top white after.  I've heard that powdercoat makes a good base.  Obviously I'm not a knowledgeable painter, so I'm just wondering if this is a good idea, and how to go about it.

Offline lostboy

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Re: Paint over powdercoat
« Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2017, 08:24:59 »
I'm almost at the stage of painting my gas tank.  I'm planning on doing it black on the bottom, and white on the top. To get the black, I had the thought to get it powdercoated with some other stuff getting coated at the same time, then painting the top white after.  I've heard that powdercoat makes a good base.  Obviously I'm not a knowledgeable painter, so I'm just wondering if this is a good idea, and how to go about it.
You can.... or your powdercoater can do it two tone. Either way, have another burger and calm down. ;)


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Offline o1marc

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Re: Paint over powdercoat
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2017, 17:46:01 »
You are correct, powder is done as a base for paint by many painters. Once cured it can be treated the same as paint by color sanding and polishing to bring to a mirror finish. I have found paint to be quite a bit more expensive than paint, so it might be cheaper to have the powder coater do the 2 tone.

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Re: Paint over powdercoat
« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2017, 16:32:43 »
And of course some tanks are two piece tanks.   My PC guy has seen them fall into the two pieces in the oven.....
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Offline o1marc

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Re: Paint over powdercoat
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2017, 17:16:32 »
And of course some tanks are two piece tanks.   My PC guy has seen them fall into the two pieces in the oven.....

I doubt it was a tank made in the last 50 years. The only way I see that happening is if the tank was originally soldered together. Don't know of any tanks since the 70's that were made that way.

Offline TheCoffeeGuy

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Re: Paint over powdercoat
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2017, 08:33:18 »
yes it was either an early 70's or ear;ier tank.  it was some time ago.
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1972 Honda Cl 450 engine rebuild, a day rider soon, now sold
1980 Suzuki GS850GL Street Brat  My other day bike
2000 Harley 1200 Sport S My day bike
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Offline randy lahey

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Re: Paint over powdercoat
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2017, 12:31:38 »
The place I go to for power is an industrial shop that they basically throw it in with the next batch, so I don't exactly get a custom finish, just black.  But it is cheap. Figure just use a spray bomb on top of the powder after scuffing it.  I'm just not sure if I should use a primer, or an adhesion promoter, or any recommended brands of spray paint.

Offline lostboy

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Re: Paint over powdercoat
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2017, 23:30:14 »
I made a TPB reference and you ignored it..... bud.


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