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  • Chromex in the oven right now

    Got a request to do a couple of items with Chromex. So ordered some and it is in the oven right now. Will post after they come out, maybe after buffing them with steel wool.
    Who says you can't teach an ole dog new tricks?

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    Re: Chromex in the oven right now

    Wow! Someone on another site is trying it now also. Are you done cooking it yet? lol

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    • #3
      Re: Chromex in the oven right now

      Done quite a few Chromes pieces. They turn out great. The really do need a vibrating polisher to realize their full shine. But just burnished makes a nice satin finish. Got to be carefull in the spraying I have found. Get an EVEN coat. Dryspray will show up after baking
      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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      • #4
        Re: Chromex Done

        Got the Imtake finished last night. Turned out pretty nice, even if I do say so myself. Before and after below. Only done light buffing with steel wool.
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        Who says you can't teach an ole dog new tricks?

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        • #5
          Re: Chromex in the oven right now

          Can I ask why you used Chromex on an intake? No where near the heat on an intake. Extreme chrome powder would have worked just fine, maybe even shinyer
          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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          • #6
            Re: Chromex in the oven right now

            Yes you may ask. I did an intake with Extreme Chrome and the intake ports that supply the carb and choke area is the exhaust port, which caused the Extreme to burn. Unfortunately I didn't take pics, but attached is pics showing where tit burned. The intake posted above has the same issue. Is there away to PC those intakes with this issue and not have it burn? I know other intakes won't do this, as they have a different setup with the choke.
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            Last edited by JTW37; 04-21-2007, 07:43 AM.
            Who says you can't teach an ole dog new tricks?

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            • #7
              Re: Chromex in the oven right now

              Ya, You just have to restrict the exhaust crossover. Most intake gasket kits come with a metal insert to restrict the exhast flow. Personaly, on al my vehicles, I block thse ports off completey.
              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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              • #8
                Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                You and I know you can do that. But when try to tell them that, they just look at you like, huhaaa. Cost them more is the end of that story. Thanks for the input though. So I give em what they want.
                Who says you can't teach an ole dog new tricks?

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                • #9
                  Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                  what temp are you using for Chromex, i thought i read its like 700 deg?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                    Anything between 500-700 deg.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                      and its sprayed with an HVLP paint gun?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                        yes, i use a syphon fed hvlp detail gun
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                        • #13
                          Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                          Yes, I used my HVLP spray gun to coat it with. I cooked it at 550. After it was done, I rubbed it a bit with fine steel wool. Then I went to glass bead at a low pressure, 30 ish and it came right off.
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                          Who says you can't teach an ole dog new tricks?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                            Originally posted by JTW37
                            Then I went to glass bead at a low pressure, 30 ish and it came right off.
                            what came right off?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Chromex in the oven right now

                              Nothin came off when you blasted at 30 with Glass, I am betting. You just burnished the Cerakote. There is aluminum in suspension with ceramic, you polish the aluminum after to acheave the shine. The steel wool is to remove the remains of the suspension liquid, and let the Alum shine through

                              That acctually looks pretty good blasted like that. I'll have to try it one time.
                              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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