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Powder Coated Mesh Option Poll

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, Feb 4, 2012.

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Would you be interested in Powder Coated Mesh for your HomerTaco Grill?

Poll closed Mar 5, 2012.
  1. Yes, That's a great idea! I'm in!

    29.7%
  2. Yes, as long as it does not cost the earth!

    61.5%
  3. No, you should keep huffing fumes in your shop!

    7.7%
  4. Get back in the garage and GET TO WORK!!!!

    16.5%
  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM
    #1
    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    How many of you would prefer to have their Grill Mesh Powder Coated vs. the current Flat Painted Black that I do now?

    I've PM'ed everyone in the build list to get feedback because this change would obviously result in a cost increase of some kind.

    It has been my goal to create an affordable product therefore I chose initially to paint all of the mesh myself. Unfortunately at the time I could not foresee that this would severely slow down production in the Winter months.:(

    If there is enough interest I will pursue the Powder Coating.

    EDIT: I'll have a $ for this early next week...

    Thank you!
    ~ Craig
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Cost more but its the only way to go. Grills are going to get dinged up. PC holds up good for that, Jim
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    TacomaPrime

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    Agreed!
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    That is my thought as well... I just PM'ed everyone on my list. If the majority of folks want Powder Coating I'll pursue it.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Saskquatch11

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    I've already requested my mesh be left raw so that I could have it powder coated, so this would be more convenient to have it ready to install upon arrival. depending on the cost increase I would be interested in this as an option.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Tim 2011 DC

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    I think the question most would want answered is, "how much?"
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    jtav2002

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    As long as I don't have to sell a kidney, whatever will hold up best works for me.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    Only problem I see is that if it chips there is no way to touch it up, I have alot of powder coated stuff on my dirtbike and its chips easily in my experience. Powder coat should would look good though :cheers:
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    canyonchaser

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    PC will make the whole thing more durable. It'll be worth the additional costs - as long as it doesn't cost the earth. :)

    dp
     
  10. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    Blasphemous

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    I would want it powder coated, but it comes down to pricing.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Edited OP - will post costs ASAP. :eek:
    Thank you!
    ~ Craig
     
  12. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    chaddawkins

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    I would give the option of both. I see powder coating on tractors on a daily basis; there is NO EASY WAY TO TOUCH UP. You would have to remove the grill from the surround and have it recoated if you want a "touch-up". And touched-up powder coat looks bad, unless you remove all the other powder, which would make the job a recoat. In reality, powder coating is a BAD MOVE. I thought your idea of the flat Rustoleum was GENIUS. I understand you want that list to shrink/want to make more $. Believe me folks, you don't want powdercoat for long term.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Thank you for posting! I do not intend to eliminate me painting the mesh, only offer another alternative...:D
     
  14. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    I would be interested in powder coating. I casted my vote as well.

    We are working on a similar process as well at my work as we make residential hurricane screens. What type of metal is the grill?
     
  15. Feb 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    All the mesh I use is aluminum.:)
     
  16. Feb 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    I'm with Jim. Especially in my cold environment.
     
  17. Feb 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    love the idea but want the price reasonable. id probably go with the flat paint tho thats just me. offer both and let people choose
     
  18. Feb 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    If it more durable, it is a great idea.
     
  19. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    mjm540ii

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    I think its a good idea, mines starting to flake, but that is to be expected. Would you be able to touch up powdercoat?
     
  20. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Have a meeting with a local PowderCoating Shop on Friday. :cool:
     
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