Thursday, December 30, 2010

DIY Powdercoating. Professional results with surprising control.

Knowing that we would be tackling the restoration, we chose to buy the Eastwood home powdercoating kit with the dual-voltage gun. After a little practice, the results were fantastic. By varying the static charge and the amount of powder applied, we have managed to yield results that have the high detail of spray coatings with the strength of powder coat.

Professional shops give little care to the amount of material they apply so doing it yourself not only saves a lot of money, but also the results are much more accurate when replicating factory finishes. Another cool thing is the ability to blend custom finishes. In the photos below you will see us mixing various sheens of black to achieve a finish that has a gloss consistent with what left Ferrari.

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