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#1 grumpy xu1

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 01:12 PM

what's better powder coating or painting LJ xu1 front end and diff housing.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 01:36 PM

Paint if done properly.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:01 PM

Doing this at the moment with KBS paint system. Powder coat would be a lot better for tricky parts. Just did the first coat on the front end. Nightmare trying to get into all the shapes.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:22 PM

Paint if done properly.


He,s right

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:41 PM

I swing both ways.



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:54 PM

I swing both ways.


Is that before or after a few Great Northerns ?

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:34 PM

I etched primed ,then primed ,then painted in Acrylic GMH Black ,but I believe it was done like this originally.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 10:37 PM

Guys use POR 15 its the best product



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:19 PM

what's better powder coating or painting LJ xu1 front end and diff housing.

Gary, I had my XU1 diff housing, trailing arms and springs powder coated almost 30 years ago and still good as new under the road grime and the usual oily deposits.

 

Had mine done in Gloss black but if I was to do it again I'd go for the satin black.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:25 PM

Gary, I had my XU1 diff housing, trailing arms and springs powder coated almost 30 years ago and still good as new under the road grime and the usual oily deposits.
 
Had mine done in Gloss black but if I was to do it again I'd go for the satin black.

Since when did you own an XU1

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:18 PM

Am i the only one this Accent powerdercoaters guy is really starting to piss off?

Gene, Dave didnt say he had an xu-1, just the diff housing :P



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 07:11 AM

I just had my control arms from WB ute re-bushed and despite best attempts to not scratch them, it happened.  Fortunately these are only painted with Chassis black so no drama but not sure what you would do with powder coated parts.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 06:22 AM

I have just done all my stuff. I had it all sand blasted and then sprayed KBS.
I am not a great fan of powder coating although i have been paid quite well to set up a couple of big powder coat lines.
The roof rack on my 4x4 was powder coated and the coating cracked on the welds in the tight corners
where the expansion/ contraction rates differed, and then started to rust underneath the coating.
I have seen this happen on electric motors as well. I don't think it likes temperature change very much.
I am sure you have all seen powder coat lift and flake.
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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:44 PM

I've seen at the powder coaters 1 of my old neighbours used to own, that they used to use a particular primer just for the corners & tight turns to stop that apparently .

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 12:13 AM


Since when did you own an XU1


You guys related ? Both apparently own toranas. Cars that have no pics or have ever been sighted by any other human ;)

Edited by Skapinad, 27 November 2016 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:57 AM

You guys related ? Both apparently own toranas. Cars that have no pics or have ever been sighted by any other human ;)

At least we 'apparently' own toranas. :)



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:24 PM

Liked ^

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:57 PM

You guys related ? Both apparently own toranas. Cars that have no pics or have ever been sighted by any other human ;)

I've sighted both! I can vouch they do have a Torana each.

Think I'm human??

 

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:33 PM

I've sighted both! I can vouch they do have a Torana each.
Think I'm human??
 
Marty

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:12 PM

So Gary, what did you end up doing? Powder coat or paint? I'm also at this crossroad. I used por15 on the hatch I had, it worked well & was pretty tough.
Powder coatings pretty easy, just throw it all at my neighbor & get it back a few days later done.
I'll por15 the diff but I'm unsure of the front end.

Cheers

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:51 PM

Id go satin..the whole lot.thats what im
doing.so theres no variables in color.kframe,
Housing.undercarriage.enginebay,dash
underdash etc.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:57 PM

I'll go satin for sure Maz, just can't decide powder coat or Por15

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:15 PM

If you get it powderprimed with a zp powderprimer before the top coat powdercoating is fine. 

If its just the topcoat you will regret it as soon as you start driving the car. 



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:19 PM

Cheers for that Bomber.
I'll make sure they do before it's done.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:54 PM

I did the front end of my lc in por15 and the front end of my vt was powder coated by narellan powder coaters.
Both turned out good




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