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Looks awfully nice... I may have to actually do (archive)

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Posted by Bill R. on November 24, 2000 at 17:30:33:

In Reply to: Update on Powder Coating.... posted by Gordon on November 24, 2000 at 17:18:51:

something to my engine compartment after seeing that. By the way, the autodimming mirror is 151.00Us at my local dealer. So you can probably find it cheaper on the net.

So I went off in search of a more "local" powder coating place this morning... (closest inexpensive place was 2 hours away...). Went to the local Auto Paint Supply Store and asked if he sold any powder coatings ... he mentioned a new business in town. Found them finally (gee, signs would be such a good thing)... and talked to the guy... he said he could do the three pieces for $150.00, but masking out the logos would be hours of work...
He also mentioned that you have to use the special "high heat tape"... and if I wanted to do it I could. So I spent the next two hours cutting tape and masking off aluminum lines and logos. At 12:30 he preheated the parts and at 1 he sprayed them... put them in the oven at 392 degrees F and left them for 20 minutes... When they came out they were gorgeous... black and black and black. Peeled off the tape and, although this is a really bad Quick Cam shot this was the result.

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