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Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2019, 11:20:56 AM »
I had mixed emotions about the color when I saw the painted parts - but the whole engine assembled looks fantastic now  :praise2:

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2019, 01:46:37 PM »
Admiral, its not quite as dark as it looks in that last photo. It is a nice deep mocha color in reality. AS noted will get some better pictures today and may even get around to the pinstriping. It should look better when mounted on its base again too which I was also refinishing.

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2019, 04:29:33 PM »
That turned out very nice Bill!

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2019, 02:56:34 PM »
Here are a few pictures after remounting the engine on it's base. Still have to get the pinstriping paint but leaning towards a nice tan color rather than pure white.

Bill

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
Looks good  :)

Still have to get the pinstriping paint but leaning towards a nice tan color rather than pure white.

How about a gold to complement the brass cladding?

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2019, 03:40:16 PM »
Hello Bill,

Sure looks good after assembly. The color shows well in the last photo in the direct light.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2019, 05:09:18 PM »
Jo that is a possibility too.  Thomas, thanks for looking in.

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2019, 05:50:31 PM »
Hmm, gold pinstriping sounds good too, but it also looks pretty darn good as is.  Does the powder do a good job of covering the cast finish, no tendency to leave the peaks of the finish bare?


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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2019, 09:20:16 PM »
Bent, yes it did a nice job of covering the irregularities of the casting and as I had noted in the original build thread, these castings were pretty rough. I am thinking the electrostatic charge imparted to the powder helps in achieving this coverage. Got into all the little nooks and crannies to. Having now put this thing back together and removed and replaces some screws a few times, I am really pleased with how durable the coating it. Even tightening a screw directly against the finished coating doesn't peel it away as often happens with paint. I am fast becoming a believer in powder coating for model use. Usual disclaimers :)

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2019, 12:54:08 AM »
The stand came in yesterday and I put it together today, a simple task. Added two pictures below, one showing it holding one or the oven racks, the other showing the long arm supplied with it for hanging heavier or larger parts. Nicely made and look forward to giving it a try. I have a few things I can try it out on.

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Re: First attempt at powder coating.
« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2019, 01:35:21 AM »
Cool Bill makes life a lot easier donít it. And hey bud the paint job looks great but the brass ....... :lolb:
Just kidding but she looks great. Donít see any pin stripping yet!


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