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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Paint or Powdercoat?

While my 90's getting a 4.6 put in, I decided to pull all the crusty bits off and re-paint/powdercoat them. I'm going to do the winch bumper, rock sliders, rear tire carrier, and third brake light bar. What do people recommend as the most durable finish? I live in Oregon where it rains everyday but the roads are never salted.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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Everyone probably has their own view on which is better, but I think it's safe to say that the more important point is how good the prep and application is done.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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While my 90's getting a 4.6 put in, I decided to pull all the crusty bits off and re-paint/powdercoat them. I'm going to do the winch bumper, rock sliders, rear tire carrier, and third brake light bar. What do people recommend as the most durable finish? I live in Oregon where it rains everyday but the roads are never salted.

Paint can be touched up, powdercoat requires blast and finish. If you are going to use the rock sliders I would go with paint. Also over time Powdercoat will fade faster due to UV rays.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 05:50 PM
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I decided to powder coat everything. When I dropped my stuff off I had to chose a finish and I went with what is called "P009-BK180 Black Ultra-Smooth 90% Gloss" from Cardinal Paint products (http://www.cardinalpaint.com/product...l.php?ccsid=32). It is their 90% gloss black. I want everything to look new and OEM, but I know the cage is more of a satin black. Is it going to look wierd if the bumper, sliders, tire carrier and third brake light are glossier than the cage?
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Old June 20th, 2011, 06:59 PM
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No one will notice as these items are usually to far away from the cage. If it was piece against piece, most likely. Why don't you get the front A cage powder coated as well. It is easy to take off 10 bolts 4 pieces. I went that route. O....and going along with Thomas stick some wax for UV protection though since your in Portland I am not sure how much sun that truck will see unless you send it off to a tanning booth
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Old June 20th, 2011, 07:25 PM
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Seriously. I'm originally from CA, and have been up here for the last 12 years. This is the worst year I've seen for rain. But that's exactly why I wanted a soft top: when the sun DOES come out, I want every last photon of UV light I can absorb.
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Did you end up powder coating? what place did you use? I'm looking to get my rims powder coated and have been quoted both $40 per rim and $100 per rim in PDX.
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I would powdercoat if it's on the underside (away from direct sunlight) OR you are willing to have it re-done every 10 years.

Salt is coming, btw...
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Old March 25th, 2014, 09:01 PM
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Thanks Jeff I'll check out Les Schwab.

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I just read about the salt in the Oregonian. Perfect timing for my steel framed Land Rover's arrival.
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