Powder coat

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Powder coat

Post by dogcrazyjen » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:22 pm

So I screwed up pulling into the garage (someone put crap on MY side of the garage and I misjudged how far over I was) so I scraped up the paint on the tub fender on the garage door opening. I would like to at least prime it so I don't get rust. Anyone have any idea how to paint it so it sorta matches the rest? I have the olive powder coat on a Gear up. I would prefer it not look like something out of Joe Dirt.
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Re: Powder coat

Post by chaos2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 pm

Good luck. If it's anything like mine you can use your fingernail to chip the rest of the paint off the fender then prime and paint it properly.
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Re: Powder coat

Post by wooden nickel » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:47 pm

Worst comes to worst, OD makes a good base for a camo paint job.
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Re: Powder coat

Post by Snakeoil » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:16 pm

Call your local dealer and ask what they would do or who they would use.
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Re: Powder coat

Post by hotflash44 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:14 am

dogcrazyjen wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:22 pm
So I screwed up pulling into the garage (someone put crap on MY side of the garage and I misjudged how far over I was) so I scraped up the paint on the tub fender on the garage door opening. I would like to at least prime it so I don't get rust. Anyone have any idea how to paint it so it sorta matches the rest? I have the olive powder coat on a Gear up. I would prefer it not look like something out of Joe Dirt.
if you want it to look like original, i suggest letting a real good paint shop do a color match, they can get it almost perfect,that said its not power coat paint.there are shops that will power coat but paint would be cheaper. if i had this i would get a color match in a spray can which they can do and spray myself. good luck :cheers:
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Re: Powder coat

Post by Lmo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:45 pm

"Powder coat" is basically a skin; it is applied as a powder, and after baking it melts onto the substrata. Unless it's applied over a chemically bonded high temperature primer it seldom really adheres to the substrata.

It is, or was, a cheap way to get a reasonably uniform "paint" job. The down sides being: the moisture migrates under it leading to hidden corrosion, and being a vinyl plastic "real" paint doesn't bond to it well. Touching up powder coat, with powder coat, isn't possible (because of the requirement to apply electrostatically and the baking required). The only real fix is to strip the original coating and re-power coat the part (not practical).

Rust-o-leum "Restore" converts rust to an inert oxide. Apply a primer over it, and then paint. Try to ensure that the paint seals up the edges of the damage. And hold your breath for durability. But not for too long.... .
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