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Old 05-25-2021, 07:35 PM
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I know this is an old topic, I did read the PPG post, but my question is has anyone done the color in powder coat??? I tried a single coat of “Eastwood Mirror Blue” but it just doesn’t have the luster of the Mercury color.
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I know this is an old topic, I did read the PPG post, but my question is has anyone done the color in powder coat??? I tried a single coat of “Eastwood Mirror Blue” but it just doesn’t have the luster of the Mercury color.
If you have a powder coater local, I would suggest going by and getting the sample cards to match them to the Merc blue. I have some a full ring of prismatic cards, but my motors are still at the engine builders for another couple of weeks.
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If you have a powder coater local, I would suggest going by and getting the sample cards to match them to the Merc blue. I have some a full ring of prismatic cards, but my motors are still at the engine builders for another couple of weeks.
that’s a good idea, there doesn’t seem to be any local here in Southport NC that’s what lead me to doing them myself. I’ll try that idea with the places in the Wilmington area. Thanks.
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Did you put down the base gray or silver before the blue?
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Did you put down the base gray or silver before the blue?
I spent yesterday working with two coat, chrome base and the “Mirror Blue” as well as a “Cadillac Blue” which I was told would lighten when applying over the chrome silver. Neither worked so I did some searching, https://www.prismaticpowders.com/ has an “intense blue” which looks to be pretty close. I’ve got my order in and a couple scraps ready for testing.
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I spent yesterday working with two coat, chrome base and the “Mirror Blue” as well as a “Cadillac Blue” which I was told would lighten when applying over the chrome silver. Neither worked so I did some searching, https://www.prismaticpowders.com/ has an “intense blue” which looks to be pretty close. I’ve got my order in and a couple scraps ready for testing.
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well I cleaned the valve covers again after off-gassing them in the oven for about an hour at 450 degrees. I applied the chrome from Eastwood(any chrome or bright silver will due) and let them cool. I then applied as heavy a coat as I could of the “Intense Blue”. prismatic says not the “Hot Coat” but after a couple extra coats here is how they turned out.


Now I want to do the intakes. Haaaaa

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these are two stage powder, bright silver and candy blue, it only take 12-15 min for the powder to flash over @ 400*
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these are two stage powder, bright silver and candy blue, it only take 12-15 min for the powder to flash over @ 400*
who’s “candy blue” did u use, those look great
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who’s “candy blue” did u use, those look great
it was an online ebay store, cant remember the name
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