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post #1 of 11 Old 06-23-2012, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Paint or Powdercoat?

So as you can see here, my truck's got a few dozen rock chips in the front bumper. I've had it repainted 3 times now, so I'm wondering, should I paint it again, or have it powercoated? I'm just curious if they can match the color.

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I'm sure it can be powder coated but I think it'd cost a pretty penny. I vote for a repaint followed by a clearbra. To me that's the best option.

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Powder is about the same price as paint, if not a little cheaper. The last time I had to painted, I had an appt to have the clear bra installed. Called the guy to confirm the appt for the next day, left the body shop, 3 miles from home, I hear a bunch of clanking...yep, 3 nice rock chips. Needless to say, I cancelled the appt for the clear bra

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spool up that turbo!!


 
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guys are gettin way better at matching powdercoat to paint it seems like but if youve painted it 3 times id say just coat it and never worry about it again


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That's what I was thinking, just not sure on the matching. I'll take it in on tuesday, truck's going in for a BPD waterpump

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Can the plastic be powder coated as well? I only thought metal could have powder coat applied but I could be wrong.

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The plastic doesn't have any chips or anything in it, just the metal part. That why I'm really concerned with the color match

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No plastic cannot be powder coated.




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Mines the same . I'm having the whole truck painted in a couple weeks and my bumper will have powder on it . Factory paint don't hold up well but it seems that a repaint is even worse .


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Powder hands down if you have someone good. I am having a set of Mustang wheels done and the centers painted to match (plastic) stuff matches perfect.

My shop has been around since the 20s tho..... They started powder coating when it first came out. I have them do Galaxie parts and they can make them look just like NOS.

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