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    I powder coated these heads and I also polished the edges.
    I first polished the edges and then taped the edges (whichwas a pain in the ass ) then I pwder coated them, after it cool down I removed the tape and found that the powder got in some area I taped I had to repolish the edges and when I ran the buffing wheel to close and hit the coated areas it turned black ( Iguess from burning it ) the picture is not to good. I am really anal and dont like to see any pwder where it should be. any Idea on how to do this better?
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    Rich
    project 1
    http://www.freewebs.com/boston_jake01/index.htm

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    Re: better taping way

    I think what I am going to try is to shoot powder on the whole thing, then before I cure I will wipe the power of the edges of the fins. What do you guys think? Will that work? No taping at all.
    Glenn R. Lever
    Rochester, New York 14617-2012
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    • #3
      Re: better taping way

      that's the way i do it
      powder it and before curing
      clean up the edges with your fingers or with a Q-tip
      has never failed and I've done like 10 this way.

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      • #4
        Re: better taping way

        I will try it that on the last jug, I will post the result this week.
        Thanks
        Rich
        project 1
        http://www.freewebs.com/boston_jake01/index.htm

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        • #5
          Re: better taping way

          Originally posted by jtagger19
          that's the way i do it
          powder it and before curing
          clean up the edges with your fingers or with a Q-tip
          has never failed and I've done like 10 this way.
          Yup. That's how I do it too. You can also use one of those cheap foam paint brushes to make it easier. I've also used a scotch pad to rub off the power on the edges afterward. They make em for a drill or wheel and that speeds it up. Both work pretty well.

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          • #6
            Re: better taping way

            Here's a head I just did, using the Rol-Loc surfacing pads in an air grinder. The Rol-loc's take off the powder pretty easily.
            Dan Pesonen
            Bandit Powder Coat <<From Powder to Perfection>>
            Forest Grove, BC Canada

            Personal motto:
            "If it ain't broke, modify somethin till it is"

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            • #7
              Re: better taping way

              Ok, so now the whole thing is power coated, the fins have been cleaned, can I then shoot clear on top of the cleaned fins and original power coat. Will the bear metal turn a color because of heating the item again?
              Glenn R. Lever
              Rochester, New York 14617-2012
              My Cars http://www.leverfamilysite.com/vehicles.htm
              Control arm Info http://www.leverfamilysite.com/GM_A_body.htm

              Join us July 6-8, 2007 for the 5th Annual Northern Chevelle Gathering, Niagara Falls, NY!!!

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              • #8
                Re: better taping way

                Aluminum, no. Harley cyl's are alum. Now steel, I dunno? Never cleared bare steel. Good Q though. I do have some low temp clear, 340* cure temp. Got it from EW.
                Dan Pesonen
                Bandit Powder Coat <<From Powder to Perfection>>
                Forest Grove, BC Canada

                Personal motto:
                "If it ain't broke, modify somethin till it is"

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                • #9
                  Re: better taping way

                  ok only thing is the rol loc will screw up the polished edge.
                  I will try to wipe it off on the last jug I have and then post the results.
                  Rich
                  project 1
                  http://www.freewebs.com/boston_jake01/index.htm

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