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Powder coating

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by RepoMan207, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Alright,


    there is a fair amount of Info on here for Plow Painting. POR 15 seems to be a good product, and there are a handful of you guys who just scrape and paint with whatever.

    I decided to go the POR 15 route and had to have $400 worth of product shipped in (bought extra to have for touch up or other projects), because there is NO dealers in New England (this may be an opportunity for you guys with a store front. I have the contact info of the guy who can set you up. PM me if interested). Anyway, It seems SAND BLASTING is a scarce operations in Maine for some reason. Either a plow is too big of a project or too small, and everyone in between has gotten out of it all together. I finally found a place, which primarily does Powder Coating. While talking to the sales guy about spraying the POR 15 for me too, he says he can sandblast, prep, and powder coat the entire plow for less then spraying MY product.

    Here is the question!?!??! If given the chance to start from scratch would you powder coat your plow to manufacture standards or start fresh with something else. i.e. POR 15??
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  2. SNO-PRO

    SNO-PRO Member
    Messages: 66

    Por 15 for sure, look in the truck and equipment repair topic(frame paint)as it is currently being talked about and "mag man" hit the nail on the head in my opinion.
    Powder coat is great for certain applications, in my opinion plows are not one. Basically your putting a ziploc bag on it and it works excellent until the bag rips and then moisture gets in and it starts lifting the powdercoat.
     
  3. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    the sales guy has my vote.

    give him three hundred, drop off the plow and let him worry about it. ;)

    Kind of like when we all tell a small business to just hire a snow professional and let them do the job because that is what they do.
     
  4. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    well that is a good question, I have had alot of powder coating done to items for snowmobiles and motorcycles but never in a area which is subject to abuse my concern is if you spend alot of money and it is in the same shape as it was before powder coating in a year,let me call the guy that does my powder coating and ask if he has done any plows and how it holds up.

    por 15 is UV sensative so it needs to painted over and only comes in cans and not spray ready applications.

    it like their is 5 good reasons and five bad reasons for each appliction.

    I do agree with snopro if moisture gets under it it is done for I have seen trailers that were powder coated and anywhere it got scraped to bare metal it is like cancer and comes from underneath and spreads
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    If it was back to factory powder coat specs i would probably do that route...for $300 to have someone do all that would be totally worth it IMO. My time is worth something too. POR15 is certainly a great product though!

    btw one of my local parts stores sells it
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I was told they do the whole eclectic shock thing while painting it. Then bake it on. Seeing how Powder Coating is there primary thing, I assume it is Factory quality.
     
  7. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    not to be an A$$ but why is this in the pictures forum???
     
  8. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Here...Is that better? J/k :nod:

    trythis.jpg
     
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    It's not that they shock it, they just give the piece a negative charge and the powder coating particles a positive charge...and because of the laws of physics, they stick together...then like you said they bake it!

    I still would go with the powder coat! =]
     
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I re read the process just after I posted that. It's a cool concept really.
     
  11. Johnnay Boy91

    Johnnay Boy91 Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 40

    i know a place in mass that sells POR 15 that paint is nice but dont get it on your skin lol wont come off for atleast a week i use black POR 15 all the time my hands are black all the time hahahah
     
  12. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Where in MA John? I had to order from NY and have it shipped.
     
  13. mx495

    mx495 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 56

    Just because a place powder coats doesn't mean much. I race ATV's and get the frame,swingarm,etc. powder coated every winter. Some places put it on really thick with several layers and some even clearcoat it. I had a company that does golf cart frames do mine and it was flaking off after about a month, it was too thin. I have had it done by another place that did it thick and it was like new after a full season of beating it. Also, powder coat is really hard and will chip if it's hit with rocks from the highway,etc. Just like paint prep is a major factor. Powdercoat is really durable if done right, but so is paint, if done right.
    Just my opinion and experience with it.
     
  14. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    lol

    lol well i expected to see a sweet pic of a powder coated plow or something but nooooo.................:D
     
  15. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    nahhh, just the ole battle axe of a fisher! Consider that before pic......As soon as I get this thing all done I will post the after pic. It will look like a cross between the MM2 and MM1. New stlye lights and lift arm.
     
  16. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    POR - 15 is a good paint, if you use it on anything other than metal that is.
     
  17. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    great..why you say that? Anything specific?
     
  18. modedicebox

    modedicebox Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I thought I would jump in on this. I have a small powder coat shop I run part time. Like what was said earlier in the thread it can and will chip and moisture,salt,ect will find its way behind the coating and it will begin flaking. To try an avoid this you could have a base coat put down( there are primers for powder coat) solid color then a clear. rinse it off after each day and it should last for years. just my .2
     
  19. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Prime, clear, then powder coat??? This is the place I am going to one way or the other.....PPPI Inc.
     
  20. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    What about Phosphate??? They do that too. I have never heard of it on a plow, but all the pro's of it kinda fit.