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    Thread: Some of my work. (Powder Coating)

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      09-18-2011 03:59 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by tomespo View Post
      First off the one with the marks was not even the same one as the one in the photo. I have never had any problems with other people obviously. I should have just turned down the job to begin with when I was told "yeah I had them done locally but they aren't perfect and not clear coated. You are too anal, it's a barrel! You don't even see it, I told you before you even sent them that powder is not always perfect and to just leave it how it was since it was a barrel. About the wait time, yes you are right i did have them a very long time. Anyways I'm not looking to argue, I have plenty of people that will vouch that I do good work... Have a nice day!
      I'm learning to step back and just walk away lately to. People don't seem to understand and some just don't want to hear it.

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      09-18-2011 08:15 PM #52
      If you guys are doing barrels then why not invest in a bolt similar to the ones in the 2 piece wheels, put that in a hole and hang them that way, Where i powdercoat well use a rewire and tie it to a Washer then stick the wire through the valve stem hole this way you only have a small area instead of handprints. It does seem like the guy complaining is investing his money in wheels to sit on a shelf instead of put tires on because that is the only reason i can think of why hes complaining about something that isnt seen, But id try using a thin piece of rod or a bolt similar to the ones used to keep the wheels together and then hang it by a bolt from there, thats what ive done for the sets ive done and it seems to work perfectly and not leave but a tiny mark that will be covered by a bolt as opposed the barrel.

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      09-18-2011 08:19 PM #53
      he would probably complain about that to.

      i use a threaded rod through the valve stem hole with a nut on the front and washer/nut on the back. problem is they are heavy and you can't avoid touching the wheel to lift it into the oven and get it on the rack, unless you have a rolling rack and just shoot them hanging and push the rack in

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      09-19-2011 09:02 PM #54
      Candy Teal centers, 20% gloss black barrels, polished lips and polished bolts.











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      09-24-2011 02:11 PM #55
      Nice work man!

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      09-30-2011 04:58 PM #56
      Mirror red and 20% goss black wheels and some Mirror Yellow and 20% Gloss Black parts.











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      10-05-2011 06:23 PM #57
      Some mirror black



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      10-07-2011 07:13 PM #58
      Black chrome with a Matte clear











      Before clear. (Cell phone shot)

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      10-13-2011 03:08 PM #59
      Wrinkle Black






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      10-24-2011 11:29 PM #60
      Love the Teal wheels, great work as always Tom!

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      11-11-2011 04:58 PM #61
      Finally some updates.
      Mirror Red and Flat Black




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      11-12-2011 04:49 PM #62
      Sun gold with Matte clear



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      11-15-2011 06:56 PM #63
      Didn't have my good camera at the shop today but I will take it tomorrow. Some stuff I got done today.






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      11-15-2011 08:13 PM #64
      Thinking about doing my air tank to match my wheels

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      11-15-2011 08:24 PM #65
      Lmk dude!

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      11-15-2011 11:44 PM #66
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      Lmk dude!
      Will do. it'l be a bit before I get around to it as I've still gotta get the struts and bags, I only have management so far.

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      11-17-2011 06:49 PM #67
      Sparkle Silver with Mirror Clear







      Bored out the center to a bigger size


      Just out of the oven



      20% gloss go cart





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      11-18-2011 06:31 PM #68
      Brought my good camera to the shop today finally..
      Mirror Black, 20% gloss black, sparkle silver with mirror clear and 20% gloss black..






























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      11-18-2011 07:05 PM #69
      I'm about to do some rs faces in the same silver.

      I want your oven (any of the 3 LOL)

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      11-18-2011 07:15 PM #70
      Dude what you want is the gun. It is incredible. I shot 8 Rs faces in 5 minutes

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      11-18-2011 07:22 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by tomespo View Post
      Dude what you want is the gun. It is incredible. I shot 8 Rs faces in 5 minutes
      Im happy with the hyper smooth for now. I would be REALLY happy with it if I could figure out why I cant get 2nd coats to stick when the part is cold.

      I think next yr im buying a powder booth and 4x4x6 oven. I want to venture into other stuff than car wheels. I think im going to build a custom motorcycle in my spare time and do all of it in powder. I just bought a bmx frame to build to so I can show that off whenever I go to places and set up.

      A lot of people don't realize you can do stuff like that, they thought it was for like car parts and stuff.

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      11-19-2011 03:53 PM #72
      Sparkle silver, polished lip and then cleared the entire wheel.










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      11-19-2011 07:18 PM #73
      Tom, you polish the lips yourself? I worry about getting a nice straight line that's why I don't do it. I gotta get more confidence in myself

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      11-19-2011 08:42 PM #74
      Honestly I wouldn't take on a job Like that. My co-worker did. We have two guys that do the polishing. 15hp dual motors. It's really not worth the time IMO plus you know how expensive the tape is.

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      11-25-2011 06:39 PM #75
      Mirror Black G55 parts. Did the whole front push bar too but its all wrapped up already.












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