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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:43 AM   #1
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I'm looking for some place to take my bumpers and rocker guards to have them blasted. I have a Poison Spyder front bumper and rocker guards, and all were powder coated. The coating is crap. Not even a year old and its flaking and rusting all over on all three pieces. The coating only had a 90 day warranty, so I'm on my own. My plan is to have them Line-x coated after blasting.
Here's the problem, I can't find a place that will do the blasting for a good price. I know powder coating is tough, but $150.00 just for the bumper seems way high to me.
Anybody know which way to steer me? Or, got any ideas?
By the way, I talked to tech support at Poison Spyder and the girl told me she advises people not to get the powder coating because this is what happens when it is exposed to the elements. Now they tell me!:miff:

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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=41157

Same guy:

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=40479


He does both blasting and coating and is local.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:51 AM   #3
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Thanks, i'll give them a call.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:52 AM   #4
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local is subjective IMO.
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local is subjective IMO.
Too bad you're not the one looking, then.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 08:16 AM   #6
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Too bad you're not the one looking, then.
I am looking. Just not as hard apparently. I have alot of stuff I need sandblasted and repainted/coated/something.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 08:25 AM   #7
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local is subjective IMO.
Well since gas prices seem affect no one on this board and your .5 past lightspeed you should be able to get to Imlay City pretty quick. :tonka:

Cherokee Steve is only 45 miles from the original poster, bout a 40 minute drive, but from the looks of the deals he gives GL's people and the work he does driving an extra 10 minutes is probably worth it.
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check out:

united stripping

they can e-coat them and acid dip them and you will have zero rust problems anymore. but just like any other product once u scratch them wheeling you have it exposed to the elements.
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How's the longevity of the coatings from S&S Powder coating? I was going to steer clear of powder coating, but if theirs last I might just have it redone.
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Acid-dip and galvanize. I just had a frame done. Cheaper than sandblasting and it makes them rust-proof. Can then be painted over the Galvanizing with POR-15.

Voigt & Schweitzer Galvanizers
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amc, how much does it run for a typical piece?
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Just got off the phone with them. Updated the pricing:

It is done by weight. It's $0.40 / lbs. However, there is a minimum charge for your order (if it's under 550 lbs.) of $225. In our case it cost us $225 to dip and galvanize the frame.
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It is done by weight. I think it's like $0.30 / lbs. However, there is a minimum charge for your order (I think if it's under 500 lbs.) of $225. In our case it cost us $225 to dip and galvanize the frame.
Well that answered my PM.
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Just got off the phone with them. Updated the pricing:

It is done by weight. It's like $0.40 / lbs. However, there is a minimum charge for your order (if it's under 550 lbs.) of $225. In our case it cost us $225 to dip and galvanize the frame.
That's cool. I'll bring my CJ-8 frame there.
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sadly, for that price it keeps me in the manually sanding by hand and repainting position. Shame you cant find stainless steps, bumpers, and tire carriers.
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Tell Brian I sent you from Matrix System. I have had a lot of stuff done by him and he has a fast turn around and very very reasonable on price. He only does sand blasting.
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I had my Jeep frame sandblasted for $110 a few years ago in Ann Arbor. To be honest I would spend the extra $115 to have it dipped and galvanized, which covers all the parts inside and out. Which is exactly what we did with the Bronco frame.
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oh yeah, I'd definately do it for a frame. but $225 min for say a 20-40lb part seems a bit steep.
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Do you know if Line-x will stick to galvanize?
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Chris, thanks , i'll give Brian a call.
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