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Old 12-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Should I get my brew frame powder coated? I've had it for about 5 years (see gallery for pics) and have re-painted it twice now (using high temp spray paint). But it's starting to show rust rings (under kegs) and chipping. I thought it would look really cool and withstand more abuse if it's powder coated.

If I do go that route, do i need to sand all the old paint off? Any advice greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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Many companies that powder coat will do the prep work, but you will need to remove any fittings. Also I would take some temperature readings from the metal around the burners to make sure you won't need hi-temp coatings.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:25 AM   #3
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did you ever do this? How were the results?

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
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you must use high temp powder, regular powder will just burn right off around the burners when exposed to 600 degree+ temps, hi temp powders usually can withstand 1000-1200 degree temps continously like on exhausts etc. any powder shop should have some hi temp powder, if not they surely can get it for just a couple dollars more than regular powder, it also takes less bake time in theyre oven as well.

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:17 PM   #5
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PC is well worth it. You can find custom coaters to do some really cool stuff with it or a job shop to do simple black etc. There are over 5000 powder colors now and a good coater can do anything from ghost images to stenciling.
All the paint will have to be removed, surface profiled(sand blasted), pretreated for rust then coated. Depending on where you are and what you want you can expect to pay $100+.

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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I sure hope hes not still contemplating this >2 years later...

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:15 PM   #7
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you must use high temp powder, regular powder will just burn right off around the burners when exposed to 600 degree+ temps, hi temp powders usually can withstand 1000-1200 degree temps continously like on exhausts etc. any powder shop should have some hi temp powder, if not they surely can get it for just a couple dollars more than regular powder, it also takes less bake time in theyre oven as well.
My brewstand is evidence that you do not have to use high temp powder. Yes, regular powder will experience bubbling, cracking, etc when exposed to directly to flame (this means that the flame it touching the brewstand), but can you show me a brewstand that is exposed to direct flame? If it's only a couple dollars more, then it shouldn't be an issue, but is it really only a couple dollars more?
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