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Old 03-22-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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I had a problem last summer with my intercooler pipes blowing off at 14psi, so I had my pipes beaded this past week. While my intercooler pipes were off the car, I also had them powercoated. They turned out great besides the ******* overspray! I can't believe a powdercoating company can send out a job with silver overspray on black pipes. The powdercoating was done as a favor so I guess I can't be too upset. I just wish they were done right the first time so I don't have to take them off my car again.
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Is it silver over spray or missing coat?
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It's definitely sliver overspray. It's so obvious I don't know how the packager missed it. Very poor quality control on their part.
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Maybe it's just silver fleck?

Nice pipes, though.

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i think of all the times this phrase is used, now may be the one right time:

that'll buff out.
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Indeed. A clay bar will make short work of that overspray.
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the pipe is going to be dirty soon not to mention you cant even see it when its on the car. Seeing as it was a favor, id be happy!
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I kinda like the silver spec look....
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My powercoat is indestructable. Wether you clay/buff/paint thinner them I doubt you will hurt the coating any.
Great looking pipes though.
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they look awesome john, is that powdercoater local? i've got a valve cover i spent about 10 minutes starting to polish and gave up, i'm gonna powdercoat it
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i think of all the times this phrase is used, now may be the one right time:

that'll buff out.
I didn't think of that. I guess I'll give it a shot.
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they look awesome john, is that powdercoater local? i've got a valve cover i spent about 10 minutes starting to polish and gave up, i'm gonna powdercoat it
I used a company in Quakertown. I'll get the name of the place if you're interested. I think it's a $150 minimum to start. After that, it's very affordable.
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I used a company in Quakertown. I'll get the name of the place if you're interested. I think it's a $150 minimum to start. After that, it's very affordable.
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i Used A Company In Quakertown. I'll Get The Name Of The Place If You're Interested. I Think It's A $150 Minimum To Start. After That, It's Very Affordable.
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If it was done as a favor, quit bitching.

Also, for beading, I prefer the ghetto "run a weld bead around the pipe and call it a day". Much cheaper. If you have a welder.
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this thread is old and moldy....
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Where is the bathroom?
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