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Talk to "FannBlade" here on OCN for powder coating ideas/needs/info. =)
    
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Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post
You mentioned in an earlier post that you could purchase the case and do the powdercoating. Would you include a labor cost for taking the case apart. I know from previous experience that its a lot of work.
all the labor and everything would be included in the price, if you want me to buy the case, you will have to pay me for it, or order it and get it shipped to my house instead of yours,

this price is kind of a ball park as every case is different and one might require more work then others, but it should cost something around that
so single color would be $125(that price is just for chasis no sidepanels)(campare to $300 price tag on FROZEN CPU)
that includes:
Removing all the non metal material,
chemical treatment
sandblasting
Powedercoating
Re assabling

(if i need to de Rivet the case thats also included)
Edited by RushMore1205 - 2/23/11 at 5:16pm
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By chemical treatment are you talking about degreasing or phosphating?

I haven't read too much on phosphating, but my atcs for instance has steel parts riveted to aluminum parts. You're probably more experienced in the matter... can you get away without it if you don't live in a humid or oceanic environment? Freaking great price.
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you can get away without doing anything to the case, you can just spray it and bake it, but that makes it almost impossible to have a really smooth finish and you will have lots of darker spots, its just not as recomended, mostly if the case has not been anodized or painted we sandblast it, then spray, if the case is anodized we put some chemicals on it and then sandblast it, to get a smooth outcome
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Oh baby, IM officially OCN Artisan now.

ill have my sale thread runing in a couple of days
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Would you mind posting your orange colors? As close to Pantone 166 as possible. I'd be very interested in this.


Edited by dds115 - 2/24/11 at 1:05pm
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if you are interested please PM me
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Good Job and good luck!
I was originally planning on starting a "case mod store" where powder coating would be our main thing. But after checking it out into greater depth, I decided I will at least wait. I plan on starting some type of case modding website and selling cases occasionally one at a time but not have a stock of them.

The thing that turned me away was the legal part of it. I would need a business license to start with and pay the necessary fees and taxes. Shipping wasn't a main concern for me however I did notice that with larger cases dimensional weight was a problem causing the rate to go up exponentially. I'd have to disagree with you when you say that the powder is expensive. Powder is cheap. (Not that it matters) The prep and time it takes is what's expensive. You say that de-riveting the cases is included in the price but I bet that'll get old after a while. It's nice for you though that you already have a powder coating shop. That'll be a huge part of making this work.

...I'll stop my rant and just wish you good luck now. You can do it, you just need think about a couple things. Way to take away my possible customers in the future LOL.
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Also, forgot to mention, I would honestly stick with powder coating brand new cases. Then you would have a lot less to worry about. And if a case got damaged in shipping, just get a new case. It would be more organized too. You wouldn't have a bunch of boxes coming to you from different houses.
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I've been an OCN member for a long time and we use no problem sending each other stuff, I have over a dozen trasactions, we take pride in what we do and we know how to pack stuff too.

I have no problem taking peoples existing cases, I'm doing one now, the owner of the case is going to post pics tomorow,
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