my first customer

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  1. SvtBlack95

    SvtBlack95 Well-Known Member

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    well i been getting together my powercoating bussiness and i had my first customer today YAY...... hes a great friend of mine and he just recently opened up a huge garage called imfamous performance he does all DSM cars..... well he wanted me to do an elbow and i know if i do my best his customers will want their stuff powdercoated to so here some before and after pics of the elbow......took alot of metal prep work to make it the way it came out

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    That came out very nice. :thumb: What is the elbow for?
     
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    very nice! What color did you use?
     
  4. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

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    So . . . when are you doing my headers??? :boink:
     
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    thanks guys..... the elbow is part of the intercooler pipes for DSM it connects to the throttle body .......the color is reflective chrome and trust me is it you can see yourself in it like its a mirror.... truuble you got longtubes right??? if so i dont have a big enough oven for that yet... i can do anything but the block and longtubes is the only thing i cant do cuz their big..... shorties, brackets,valve covers, intake manifolds ,heads,and so on are the things i can do.... reflective chrome cant be used on exhaust components cuz it is not high temp... but they just came out with a product that comes out like jet hot coatings made for very high temp parts its a little pricey but i am goin to purchase it and let everyone know how it turns out
     
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    thats gorgeous, how much would something like that pipe cost?
     
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    Wow that looks really nice. O0
     
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    That looks really good, nice job. :)
     
  9. SvtBlack95

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    $15 bucks its the metal is already prepped...$20 for metal prep and coating....$25 for sandblast and coating...... he wanted the $20 package it came out great metal prep is the most important step
     
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    i might need some stuff powdercoated this summer...ill definetly let you do them. :dancing6:
     
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    Looks good.. O0 O0 and that def. leaves me thinking about coating stuff. :hammer: :hammer:
     
  12. SvtBlack95

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    kool guys just let me know whenever your ready
     
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    i also do clear coats also but dont recommend it on reflective chrome cuz it dulls it for some weird reason but all the other colors it works awesome and makes the color stand out 10x more
     
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    Peter Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, but I have heard its not such a good idea to coat headers. But then again it could be fine.
     
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    hmm i never heard of that.... i mean some headers have ceramic coatings and the hotside of a turbo kits i dont see why you couldnt powdercoat headers with high temp powder
     
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    The powdercoating came out very nice! Good work! But i can't help but notice those crappy ass tac welds at the base of the pipe. The owner should of ground those down and re-welded the flange. Not your fault though, you did your part beautifully!
     
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    lol ya i know what you mean..... he didnt make that elbow a company named Dejon Tool made that elbow i personally dont like those welds either but hey i did what i was told to do
     
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    oo and thanks for the comments guys O0
     
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    ill probably be buying a C&L inlet tube for my car soon.. my mac cold air kit has a chrome pipe going to the MAF but the C&L is that metal finish with silver.. i have a sand blaster.. if i sanded it down for you and shipped it to you, you could do that right?

    does that reflective chrome look like actual chrome? or can you powdercoat something that will look exactly the same as chrome because my mac pipe is chrome... if not, maybe ill send em both to you and have them both done.

    let me know! :)

    good work btw!
     
  20. SvtBlack95

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    whats up Trey..... the reflective chrome looks more like a ceramic look like a jet coating so it wont shine like chrome lol only chrome shines like chrome so if you want to match them both up ill do them both no problem there i wont charge you for the second pipeill consider it once piece :)