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    i am a newbie to powdercoating. i just finished coating a set of aluminum valve covers for my own car. i used gloss black and they turned out excellent. i showed them to a few people who asked me if i would coat some of their car parts ... i don't have a clue on how to price this stuff out. is there some sort of pricing formula? tia, ron turch

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    I do Valve covers for $50. and if 2 coats are needed like a 2 tone $65. The powder shop i know of charges $75.-$125. to do them. people are happy to pay at lest $50. for them. but the valve covers i have done came from old cars that people want to keep org.
    WARCHILD

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    • #3
      I did my valve covers today. Guess I saved about $45! For the time I spent on mine, I would have to charge a lot more than that. Do you sand blast them and everything for $50? That's a pretty good deal.

      Hemi-T

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      • #4
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        Yes. i glass bead them and powder coat them for $50. if i had to buff it for like a clear coat to go on it then the price will go up. my first pair of valve covers i ever did i had to buff it to a chrome look and powder a red in the middle of them then put a clear coat on it for $50. ill never do it agin for just $50. anymore. that buffing is to much work for me. but if there is no buffing in it then i think it's a good price. it only takes me 30min to blast it and powder a pair. not counting the bake time. and no dents to fix.
        WARCHILD

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        • #5
          I guess if they were already cleaned and dent free, you would just have to rough them up a little and not spend much time blasting. My oven isn't very big, so only one (Hemi) valve cover will fit at one time. Takes longer that way, but I could get two normal V8 valve covers in there at the same time so it would be quicker. People are starting to ask me to powder coat stuff for them too.

          Hemi-T

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          • #6
            my valve covers were real clean( steamed them) and i wiped them down with solvent. i did not scuff them at all. they are cast aluminum. will i have a problem with the coating staying on them in time? as far as the finished product, i feel they couldn't have turned out any better. perfect flow out.

            p.s. the covers are off my 87 turbo-t regal (6 cyl.) so both of them fit real easy in my oven.

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            • #7
              Some things i clear coated i buffed up first to a hi shine and so far no one has had a problem with it coming off. it's not going to come off at all. never has came off on anything i done yet.
              WARCHILD

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              • #8
                WARCHILD, thanks for all your input. my son is bringing over some of his under the hood goodies off his grand naional. he wants them coated in the chrome look... wish me luck !!!!!! ron

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                • #9
                  i tried to attach an image to this post. can't seem to get it to work. what am i doing wrong? i uploaded the pix to my webshots account and i cut and pasted it to[img]line.

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                  • #10
                    It should be in this format:

                    [img] url for the picture [/img]

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                    • #11
                      You can always post your pics to our Customer Gallery too (assuming you're using our products). We'll put them on our web site and you can link to them there.

                      http://www.caswellplating.com/restgal/upload.htm
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                      Mike Caswell
                      Caswell Inc
                      http://www.caswellplating.com
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                      • #12
                        ok what am i doing wrong... ? still can't post pictures

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                        • #13
                          Web shots doesnt allow images unless you update your package........................So you have to give a link instead..............................Russell
                          http://community.webshots.com/photo/...84107142kLhHRt

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                          • #14
                            thanks russell, i thought i was doing everything right.... how about yahoo photo? will they allow the image format?

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                            • #15
                              No sir,
                              The only way to do it is to post on webspace that you purchase. ( To my Knowledge).
                              Or to update your web shots account.... I have extra space I could post for ya................Russell

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