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15 Jun 2020 23:33 - 15 Jun 2020 23:33 #171789 by phillc54
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Gloss on the left, Matt on the right. Ended up Matting both of them as the gloss showed up all the grinder touch ups.

That must be why I use matt :)
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15 Jun 2020 23:35 #171791 by thefabricator03
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When I get my current list of projects done, Ill try out the dyes. They look very interesting.

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15 Jun 2020 23:35 #171792 by phillc54
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thefabricator03 wrote: When I get my current list of projects done, Ill try out the dyes. They look very interesting.

Did you get hold of some?

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15 Jun 2020 23:37 #171793 by thefabricator03
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phillc54 wrote: Did you get hold of some?


Not yet. Still not sure on what I want to use them for. Ill make my wife something but not sure on what and what effect I should try.
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16 Jun 2020 00:23 #171795 by snowgoer540
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thefabricator03 wrote:

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thefabricator03 wrote: Powder coated?


I wish I had an oven big enough for that... I rattle canned it :blush:



Yeah I have had success with rattle canning things Ive cut as well. They come up surprisingly better then expected.
Gloss on the left, Matt on the right. Ended up Matting both of them as the gloss showed up all the grinder touch ups.


They look really nice! Truthfully I hate the finishing part. I'd rather just sell everything raw and stay out of that side of the business haha. But then theres the other side of me that likes the patinas and what not and wants to play around a bit more.
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16 Jun 2020 20:21 #171873 by dvn4life1972
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My first paying job. It's just a gate sign, but it lead to more work. 10ga HR
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16 Jun 2020 20:48 - 16 Jun 2020 20:49 #171878 by Uthayne
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Truthfully I hate the finishing part. I'd rather just sell everything raw and stay out of that side of the business haha. But then theres the other side of me that likes the patinas and what not and wants to play around a bit more.


100% agree with you there. I made the mistake of buying all gloss colors for powder coat. It sucks having to redo things 2 and 3 times because the gloss shows EVERYTHING. Usually I'll check a part after flow out, reshoot if needed, and if that doesn't help it then I'll try a gloss clear over it to hide it all. I have resorted to a matte clear over 3 previously touch ups and it actually turned out great, couldn't even tell there were mistakes underneathe.

Guess I need to be more diligent about prep... I thought it was going to be easier than painting!?!?
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16 Jun 2020 21:15 #171881 by rodw
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Uthayne wrote:

Guess I need to be more diligent about prep... I thought it was going to be easier than painting!?!?


Do you sandblast before painting?

Just wondering about this because I buy a fair bit of powdercoating and I never see these artefacts in the finished product but just about everything is painted black. I specify sandblast, undercoat and top coat in satin black. I think the sandblasting removes all of those grinding marks and leaves a nice evenly rough finish for the paint to stick to. I bought a small sandblasting cabinet and I will say its hard work to replicate a similar finish in it. But the pros use a bit bigger gear known to warp 2mm mild steel from the heat generated in the process.

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02 Aug 2020 02:08 #176843 by CBEAR
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Here are a few of the first parts on the new table. I should be able to clean up the cut edge when I hook my old air dryer and filters up to the new machine. This was with very dirty/wet air. The flat picture is of the back side of the cut. I was very impressed with how little dross there was. It all came off when I dropped it on the floor.
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02 Aug 2020 03:48 #176851 by dvn4life1972
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10ga hot roll A36...

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