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Old 02-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #21
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What is that just silver powder coat?

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Old 02-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #22
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What is that just silver powder coat?
Its chrome powder with clear coat on top.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #23
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Gorgeous. How much does it cost to get them chrome coated ? Is it cheaper than polishing if one had to buy all the polishing pads? Did it have to be sanded and washed it anything before the powder coating?

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Old 02-19-2012, 03:43 AM   #24
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i paid about $150 to have all 3 done. i just made sure there was no sticker residue on there and left it to him to do any other prep work. No sanding necessary. Those polishing pads are fairly expensive (the scotch brite ones are) and i started using them on one of my kegs. The amount of time it took me to polish the one keg was ridiculous, not to mention all the polish and strands of fiber from the polish pads getting in my eyes and nose (even with my safety glasses on). I was picky enough not to want the kegs left plain but there was no way i could have made the time to polish them all.

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #25
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subscribed, I want to see how this turns out

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #26
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Looking good!

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:20 AM   #27
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i paid about $150 to have all 3 done. i just made sure there was no sticker residue on there and left it to him to do any other prep work. No sanding necessary. Those polishing pads are fairly expensive (the scotch brite ones are) and i started using them on one of my kegs. The amount of time it took me to polish the one keg was ridiculous, not to mention all the polish and strands of fiber from the polish pads getting in my eyes and nose (even with my safety glasses on). I was picky enough not to want the kegs left plain but there was no way i could have made the time to polish them all.
50 bucks a keg is a good price judging by the price of the labor hours, compounds and scotchbrite pads. I think I'm going to go that route just having a hell of a time finding a local powder guy. Is that the high heat powder too? I guess it can tolerate high temps better than regular powder coating.

Looks amazing though. I'm glad u thought of it and posted the thread or I would be here buffing away. Haha. I wish there was an easy way to get the insides mirror finished without buffing.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:06 AM   #28
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I only went this route because i am going all electric and do not expect the side of the vessel to be over 250F in any spot. If you are going to have an open flame, plastic powder coat like what i did will not stand up to it. I did not get a high temp version, it is only good to about 250F continuous. They do make a ceramic coating that powder coat guys should be able to do and may take the heat better. You would probably be the pioneer on mixing powder coated kegs with open flame though - not sure is even the ceramic stuff would hold up. Are you going all electric?

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:01 AM   #29
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Yea I'm going all electric. Most likely a 4500w for the hlt and 5500w for my bk. I wasn't sure of the heat resistance rating on regular powder coating so that's why i asked.

This may be a stupid question but is there a chrome ceramic powder? I was thinking chrome powder for my boiler and HLT and the ceramic for the mash tun to aid with insulating the keg

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:09 AM   #30
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Those kegs look great! Really dumb question, though. Did you make all of the necessary holes and do the welding on the kegs before you had them coated? Are you going weldless?

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