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Old 03-22-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Please list your experience with any shops that you personally dealt with. Or what your really know about your friends... Thanks !

I've searched VIC, this was from Ashtron14

Dynopro Coatings Limited
12440 Vulcan Way 150, Richmond, BC V6V1J8
(604) 278-2611
(604) 278-2619 (fax)

and I know this place name

Epic Designs

I'm about to get a few things powder coated, anyone have any experience ?

Q: Does it take at least 4-5 working days to have things powder coated?

Q: Does powder coating affect the strength of metal? If i'm doing it on brake caliper, does the heat involved in powder coating affect the functionality of my calipers? **i've seen this problem affecting some other members on i-club

Q: How much is it usually?

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Old 03-23-2004, 09:56 AM   #2
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on one of my old integras i had tried powdercoating my brake calipers red (yeah yeah it was rice but hey i was young), and the powdercoating didn't take to the pot metal the calipers were made of and they flaked like bad dandruff

u might want to ask around about ceramic coating them instead.
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
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why not use caliper paint for the calipers, the stuff I used to paint mine worked really well and have not chipped or flaked at all after 1 year of use, Ill look up the name of the paint when i get a chance for you.
As far as powder coating goes , keep us posted as to what you find out , I want to do my wheels soon
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:28 PM   #4
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I'm looking to have my wilwood 6 pot front and 4 pot rear changed into some other colors, since it's black and fading to purplish black. Thats why I want powder coating. Yeah, call me rice, but I hate that fading color.

Also, caliper paint won't work for the big brake kit, i don't wanna mess up a set of these with a can of 10 bucks paint job.

I've contacted Epic designs, and they charge $200 for the whole set of caliper (any color).

Any inputs?
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Old 03-24-2004, 01:27 AM   #5
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I've always found the price you pay, and the prep work you do, can make a world of difference with painting. If someone can paint a set of calipers black for $10, they can't be using the right paint. The good paint is pretty expensive, last time I saw some in Lordco/CanTire it was like $30? Plus to do a good prep you'd have to clean/dry, sand, and clean/dry again, right before you put on the paint.

Hopefully, alteast for the price you pay, the person doing the powdercoat will do a good prep job and use top notch materials. Good luck!

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Old 03-24-2004, 02:56 AM   #6
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yeah, can of VHT brake caliper paint is around $8.7 or some other heat paint is around $8/ can. If you're talking about the Folia Tec paint, those range from $30-$70/ set. Your right, prep job is the most important in painting. But just that I don't believe in myself working on a set of $3000 big brake kit. Powder coating requires a whole lot more work and machine, so I guess i'll be better off just sending the brakes out to the pros instead of painting my own in the basement. Thanks !
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:32 AM   #7
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There's a place just of Marine Drive in Burnaby, one turn-off East of the Mandeville Garden Center thing just past the used car lots, that has a sign up that says, "Powder Coating" For what it's worth...
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Old 03-24-2004, 01:41 PM   #8
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There's a place just of Marine Drive in Burnaby, one turn-off East of the Mandeville Garden Center thing just past the used car lots, that has a sign up that says, "Powder Coating" For what it's worth...
really? i've always pass by that place, but didn't notice it....
i'll try to give them a call then.

But I've already pass on the idea to powder coat the caliper. Wilwood claimed that it may do more harm than good, to get it powder coated.
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:09 AM   #9
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The main thing you need to ask is if they Sand Blast before coating some places don't Blast then the Powder Coating want's to come off....I'm Sponsored from Advanced Powder Coating in Bellingham and they do an Awesome job...I had my Roll cage and swaybar's done and it's perfect...With Brake calipers you need to break them down all the way take apart all the seals and everything because it heats up to 400 degrees or more and can melt the rubber or make it soft and might cause leaks...

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Old 03-25-2004, 03:35 AM   #10
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The main thing you need to ask is if they Sand Blast before coating some places don't Blast then the Powder Coating want's to come off....I'm Sponsored from Advanced Powder Coating in Bellingham and they do an Awesome job...I had my Roll cage and swaybar's done and it's perfect...With Brake calipers you need to break them down all the way take apart all the seals and everything because it heats up to 400 degrees or more and can melt the rubber or make it soft and might cause leaks...

Ron
yeah, after the high heat process, I think the wilwoods can go striaght to the garbage. i'm pretty risk averse. So, i'll leave it as is -- black ! thanks for the input !
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:01 PM   #11
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I didn't see your last post that you changed your mind but good luck with your new Brake set up...My 22B 4 pots were Powder coated from the Factory so I never thought about doing my Brakes...

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