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Originally Posted by Razinhail;12787335 
Sandblasting gets my vote. If that doesn't get the powdercoat off, then I'm at a total loss...

This is the correct answer. We powdercoat as a side business. Sandblasting is the only thing to take it off completely.
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The reason why Solvents wont take it off is because Powdercoat is actually a Plastic not a paint. That's why powdercoat is baked on.

Plastic powder is electro-staticly applied, then once it is on, it is then baked at about 400f for about 10-20mins to melt the plastic powder together.
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since they didn't sand under, sandblasting might have a better outcome and easier removal because the paint did not get applied correctly since its on a smoth surface
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Paint stripper works well but if you dont have that, try acetone or paint thinner
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The reason why Solvents wont take it off is because Powdercoat is actually a Plastic not a paint. That's why powdercoat is baked on.

Plastic powder is electro-staticly applied, then once it is on, it is then baked at about 400f for about 10-20mins to melt the plastic powder together.

that may be true, but I have taken powder coat off with paint stripper. I have found that solvents eat away plastic, why would this not be true for powder coat?
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post #16 of 29
I use a dremel to take powder coat off sometimes. Though it is time consuming on large surface areas it gets the job done.
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post #17 of 29
C-4 will remove anything, but on a more serious note, they did horrid prep work for it to crack and peel. i would recommend sand blasting like everyone else. it is how we used to take it off atv frames before re-coat. just make sure they actually sand blast it and not bead blast.. if they use glass beads it will have thousands of little dents in the metal when you get it back.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by RushMore1205 View Post
WOW, im sorry, that is why that place went out of bussness, they didnt sand plast the case before applying the powder, the only way to smoothly remove it is to sand blast it away
and then spray it again.

ive owned my own powder coating shop for over 10 years now, SAND BLAST is the best way out of your problem

just for sandblasting expect around 40$
Ive tried all strippers and solvents so I'm done with that. Im leaning towards a new case at this point, spent over $300 on the 932 already and I'm offically done investing money in the case. The new corsair 600T is looking really good right now so I might just wait and hold off for that. Probably just give the case away for $30-40.Thank you for all your feedback and advice.
Edited by shineon2011 - 3/20/11 at 11:48pm
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ill buy your messed up 922 if interested in selling
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post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by shineon2011 View Post
What does a normal shop charge for sandblasting considering I don't own a sandblaster?
Its even starting to crackle and peel by the drive bays
You don't wanna sandblast. There won't be anything left aftwards lol. You want to media blast if any blasting at all, something that won't remove material from the already thin wall cases.
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