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$130 to powdercoat a billet grill?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kenny650, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Jun 2, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Kenny650

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    So I went to a powder coating shop today and I got quoted $130 to powder coat 5 billet grill pieces flat black.

    Is this a good price?
     
  2. Jun 2, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    Not really sure sounds kinda high to me. honestly you can do a good job with spray paint for under $20
     
  3. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    kbp68

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    Sounds pricey to me...I was just quoted $200 to powdercoat 4 TRD O/R wheels
     
  4. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    chris4x4

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    There is an DIY Powder caoting kit somewhere........you bake the parts in your oven. I think its only $90.00
     
  5. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    07tacoark

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    that sounds extremely steep.

    a guy down here charges like $10 for a set of foot pegs for my bike... so im sure it wouldnt be even near $50 for somethin like that here
     
  6. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    Yeah, it is way cheaper just to paint the damn thing yourself. And if you take your time it will look just as nice.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Paint it yourself and spend the rest on something else. I did my brother's with 3M Rubberized Coating. It came out real nice.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    I didn't powder coat mine but I painted mine with a couple cans of black and some other good stuff!
     
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    Can't beat spray paint! Also makes touch ups a breeze!
     
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    I bought some Duplicolor Rubberized Coating and tried it on an old aluminum scooter. I painted the whole thing and after 30 minutes the paint will literally come off when I run my finger through it...:confused:
     
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    When we did it we put a couple light coats on every 15 minutes then let it sit overnight. It ended up being hard, he didn't like the flat look it had so he sprayed clear on top of it as well.
     
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    way too much...my local coater would probably do that for about 60-80 bucks.
     
  13. Jun 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Some places charge around that much as a minimum if that's what you want to call it. Maybe test out that theory and tell them you have some other stuff you want coated. If they charge you more go elsewhere for sure. Just my $.02
     
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    I think I am going to leave the rubberized coating out of the project. For those who spray painted, how durable is the paint? Does it chip easily?
     
  15. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    This is my plan so far...spray paint it with Krylon Fusion Flat black paint twice and clear coat it 3 times or so...
     
  16. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Sounds like a good plan. Best part about spray painting is you can touch it up yourself.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Padilla1880

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    Since it's billet i don't think Fusion would be a good paint for it since it's aluminum. Fusion is for plastics. You should use the BBQ & Stove one. Nice flat color, can withstand crazy heat and its for metals.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Good call.. :)
     
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    Dellosa89

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    yea the bbq paint works great i used it on my dirt bike sub-frame and it has held up really well so far.
     
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