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    Thread: Filler that can be powder coated?

    1. 07-21-2011 09:55 PM #1
      Anyone know of any fillers that can be powder coated?
      I have a set of wheels with some small nicks in the lips that I'd like to fill and then have the wheels powder coated.
      I've heard that bondo may not survive the oven but thought there may be something that will.
      Definitely dont wanna weld on the wheels since the places are so minor.


      Thanks

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      07-21-2011 09:59 PM #2
      jb weld?

      why not paint them?
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    3. 07-21-2011 10:02 PM #3
      Oh itll handle the heat?
      Thats easy enough if it does.

      Yeah I was planning paint and some polish and I know why you dont like powder and I agree. I think Im being lazy because I can get them coated for nothing and paint is a bigger PITA. :/

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      07-21-2011 10:03 PM #4
      All metal. i worked at an airplane restoration shop and they often had engine cages that would get roughed up and need filled. we filled some spots but they werent very large. IIRC we did some wing struts that had some pretty decent dents but they might have also been replaced. my mind isn't what it used to be after chemical stripping and painting planes at that place
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      07-21-2011 10:03 PM #5
      try here

      http://www.evercoat.com/products.aspx


      needs electrostatic charge...may not finish properly if u use bondo.
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      07-21-2011 10:04 PM #6
      I believe eastwood has some. There are specific metal fillers. Its about $10.

    7. 07-21-2011 10:10 PM #7
      Thanks Ill look into it.

      Side question...any one ever polish some lips by putting the wheels on a car and running them slowly?
      Just hold your hand in place and wait, switch grits, hand in place and wait, switch grits, hand in place and wait, switch grits, etc.
      Seems like a golden idea.

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      07-21-2011 11:05 PM #8
      I have def done that before ^

      JB weld can hold some serious heat, most powder ovens cook at just over 400 degrees!
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      07-21-2011 11:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      Thanks Ill look into it.

      Side question...any one ever polish some lips by putting the wheels on a car and running them slowly?
      Just hold your hand in place and wait, switch grits, hand in place and wait, switch grits, hand in place and wait, switch grits, etc.
      Seems like a golden idea.
      ive seen a bunch of youtube videos but it kind of scares the **** out of me. try it and post back if you arent in the hospital.

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      07-21-2011 11:41 PM #10
      Lab Metal is the best for powder coating, but still I have heard of it causing weird outgassing.. but never experienced it personally.. could be the area around it wasn't cleaned enough too and they blamed it on the Lab Metal. Check out the Eastwood forums, there are a ton of pros on there that can tell you what they do for customers vs. the uneducated opinions/answers you may get on here. Most issues with powder is in technique in application and curing, or improper cleaning process before application.

      http://forum.eastwood.com/forum.php

      http://www.eastwood.com/usc-all-metal-2-1-lb.html

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      07-22-2011 12:19 AM #11
      i use this lab-metal stuff.. you can get it all over the place.

      it works really well.. i have a diy powder coater and oven.. for small stuff..

      i filled a motorcycle tank that had small dents then have it sand blasted and powder coated and it turned out great!

      http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0815225&ucst=t

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