(Topic ID: 255040)

Powder coating alternative?


By PINQUEST

15 days ago



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  • Latest reply 14 days ago by dudah
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    #1 15 days ago

    just had my vehicle wrapped with some metallic vinyl 3m material... it got me thinking... is there any type of alternative to powder coating for legs and rails? Any type of shrink wrap that could be applied to legs and rails? Would be cool to be able to cut it off and change the colors down the road...

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Yes, I know it wouldn’t be as durable.

    Thanks!

    #2 15 days ago

    I wonder if hydro dipping or water transfer printing would work very well as an alternative? I don’t know much about it, but I’ve seen some pretty neat stuff done on guns with it.

    #3 15 days ago

    Great question! That would be cool as well!

    #4 15 days ago

    Gotta see some car pics!

    #5 15 days ago

    I put some cheap eBay yellow carbon fiber vinyl on my trim on JD and green chrome on Congo.
    I did it as a cheap experiment and I'm yet to take if off!
    There's also some cool iridescent material people use to cover head/tail lights.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vinyl-wrap-lockdown-bar-rails-etc

    The rails are easy, the lockdown bar is a little tricky on the corners.
    Gotta use some time and a heat gun.
    I tried doing a leg and it's very tricky on WPC era due to the bumps.

    I've tried painting rails/lockdown on my ToM (gold).
    Despite many layers of clear on there, oils from hands eventually wore it down.

    Next game I'm shopping out and have apart, I'd just take the parts to get powdercoated.

    #6 15 days ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    I put some cheap eBay yellow carbon fiber vinyl on my trim on JD and green chrome on Congo.
    I did it as a cheap experiment and I'm yet to take if off!
    There's also some cool iridescent material people use to cover head/tail lights.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vinyl-wrap-lockdown-bar-rails-etc
    The rails are easy, the lockdown bar is a little tricky on the corners.
    Gotta use some time and a heat gun.
    I tried doing a leg and it's very tricky on WPC era due to the bumps.
    I've tried painting rails/lockdown on my ToM (gold).
    Despite many layers of clear on there, oils from hands eventually wore it down.
    Next game I'm shopping out and have apart, I'd just take the parts to get powdercoated.

    Thanks for all of the info! It would be so easy to do powder work at home with these basic kits from harbor freight. The problem is finding a damn oven that will fit the side rails. I tried to modify a locker, used foil insulation and put a smoker unit inside of it but the locker wouldn't ever get above 200 degrees F. Powder is ridiculously cheap but the labor adds up fast!

    #7 14 days ago
    Quoted from PINQUEST:

    Thanks for all of the info! It would be so easy to do powder work at home with these basic kits from harbor freight. The problem is finding a damn oven that will fit the side rails. I tried to modify a locker, used foil insulation and put a smoker unit inside of it but the locker wouldn't ever get above 200 degrees F. Powder is ridiculously cheap but the labor adds up fast!

    My local hacker space has a big blast booth and a decent powder oven

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