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In general no. Over our primer coat yes - because it is formulated to be chemically inert and nonreactive to other powders.

The PC shop I go to says they can coat over the primer CL uses.
The only time they will go to bare metal in when it's already coated or has a finish already applied like anodized aluminum.
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I usually avoid technical discussions on this thread (our forum is for that) but there has been a lot or confusion around the primer issue, so I want to clear a few things up. The primer we use is a base for both wet paint and powder. There seems to be a pervasive belief that you can't powder coat over powder, but that's completely false. If it were, you would never have clear coats or two stage color coats. Primer coats are often used, especially on items that will be exposed to the elements. The caveat is that you have to have good equipment, so if you're going to some "budget" operation to get your work done YMMV wink.gif We insist on it because we know that at least the base coat is correctly applied.

This.

I had the primer finish for my S3,very high quality and resisted a full soak off in celly thinner to remove the paint off the front panel prior to a repaint.
Thats as good as it gets.
You can powdercoat anything that can survive the bake...even wood composites can be done this way. Mixing paint and powder and powder over powder can have delamination issues from the bake process,test as always before painting your workpiece going thru all stages.

As for bare Alu,that will look ugly very quickly indeed.
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Originally Posted by Case Labs View Post

In general no. Over our primer coat yes - because it is formulated to be chemically inert and nonreactive to other powders.

The PC shop I go to says they can coat over the primer CL uses.
The only time they will go to bare metal in when it's already coated or has a finish already applied like anodized aluminum.

10min soak in caustic soda and the anodizing wipes off,save yourself the money of stripping it and the tedium of sanding it (no joke,people actually do that)......
Edited by B NEGATIVE - 4/6/14 at 1:24am
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I usually avoid technical discussions on this thread (our forum is for that) but there has been a lot or confusion around the primer issue, so I want to clear a few things up. The primer we use is a base for both wet paint and powder. There seems to be a pervasive belief that you can't powder coat over powder, but that's completely false. If it were, you would never have clear coats or two stage color coats. Primer coats are often used, especially on items that will be exposed to the elements. The caveat is that you have to have good equipment, so if you're going to some "budget" operation to get your work done YMMV wink.gif We insist on it because we know that at least the base coat is correctly applied.

This.

I had the primer finish for my S3,very high quality and resisted a full soak off in celly thinner to remove the paint off the front panel prior to a repaint.
Thats as good as it gets.
You can powdercoat anything that can survive the bake...even wood composites can be done this way. Mixing paint and powder and powder over powder can have delamination issues from the bake process,test as always before painting your workpiece going thru all stages.

As for bare Alu,that will look ugly very quickly indeed.
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In general no. Over our primer coat yes - because it is formulated to be chemically inert and nonreactive to other powders.

The PC shop I go to says they can coat over the primer CL uses.
The only time they will go to bare metal in when it's already coated or has a finish already applied like anodized aluminum.

10min soak in caustic soda and the anodizing wipes off,save yourself the money of stripping it and the tedium of sanding it (no joke,people actually do that)......

I can't resist feeling the Payday 2 reference of Caustic Soda.....
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Latest pictures of "Project Magis" Nearly done!

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My god I love it. I don't like the idea of loop maintenance, but that's amazing with the fluid becoming a major blue design element.
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Latest pictures of "Project Magis" Nearly done! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Just posted this pig to our FB page. Why in god's name did no one tell me about this build before?! It's stunning!
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Just posted this pig to our FB page. Why in god's name did no one tell me about this build before?! It's stunning!

Pig? That's not very nice wink.gif
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SEXY!!!!!
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That is a a very nicely detailed rig,I approve that post.
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Thanks guys! I guess I kind of confined my posts to my build log up to this point. Hopefully I'll have some final shots within the week.

Appreciate it X-Nine! but FYI it's an S5 with pedestal not an S8 smile.gif
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