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Old 04-17-2008, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Galvanizing in Indy area?

New to the indiana forum, tried the search engine - apparently i have too many porn cookies on my computer or something 'cause it didn't work.

I have some CBI bumpers/sliders for my truck, i was thinking of having them hot dipped but the only place i found was in muncie.

-is hot dipping better than powder coating? it seems to be about the same price, from what i remember it seems the zinc is sacrificial if it gets a scratch.
-is there any place closer and with a good rep than muncie?

BTW its primarily a DD and a mall crawler.

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Old 04-17-2008, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ryan, there is a powder coating shop down by you on 16th st. I can't remember the name of the place but it is very near the Ups hub but on the other side of the river from the hub (same side of the street though) You could try them, but I am not sure if they have that service or the quality of the shop.

There is also a powder coater in Speedway I was going to use to powder coat. I think they have access to galvinizing also.

There is also an anodizing plant on Washington just west of the white river park.

Please note, I have not used any of these business, but I tend to keep my eye open for such establishments.

Now that I have addressed the "service question" Let me address "coating" of armor parts, regardless of the actual usage of the vehicle.

Sliders and bumpers are meant for protection not really asthetics, although obviously everyone want their truck to look good. But even if all your truck is going to see is parking lot obsticles, it is better to just rattle can those types of items. I can't tell you how many cars I have had my "mark" left on their car door from them swing their door into my slider. and while they have about $100 of body shop work do be done to their vehicle. I can touch up the scratch for a couple of dollars.

Think of it this way. Even if you get one nick/scratch, the only way to match that surface to repair it if you powder coat, bed line it or even galvanize it is to take it back to the shop you originally had the item "sprayed" But when you use spray paint, you will have the ability to "touch up" the damaged area on your own, for less than $10 vs. upwards of $100+.

And with todays spray paints, you can develope a color scheme for your truck that can be car show quality.

I honestly can't tell you how many colors my sliders have been, but the point being is I have been able to touch them up redo them etc. over and over if I had them surfaced sprayed, I would not have been able to afford all of the touch ups and in the end my truck would be looking worst than it does now. And like I said with today's paints, you can also get pretty good rust protection out of them.

I spray painted my whole frame just using rattle can paint and my frame looks remarkably good for the type of use or abuse I have put it through. But I also know if it gets to where I can't stand it, all I have to do is pressure wash the frame and go back and spray the frame, and it will look good as new again.

In fact I need to redo my sliders as I type, it has been a long winter if you know what I mean. Time to clean up the look of the truck.

Hope this gives you some food for thought. Just trying to save you some non needed grief.

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