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    Zink Coated Parts

    Has anyone switched from coating the chassis parts in Zink to Powder Coating that looks similar in color?
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    We did this for a while during the dark times. I mean pre- stainless enlightened era of mild steel frame restoration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean Industries View Post
    We did this for a while during the dark times. I mean pre- stainless enlightened era of mild steel frame restoration.

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    Is that just gold Powder Coating?
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    Yes with a bit of metal flake to give it luster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean Industries View Post
    Yes with a bit of metal flake to give it luster.
    Excluding the frame itself do you still prefer Zink over the Powder Coat?
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    Powder holds up a little longer than the zinc short term. We don't keep anything zinc on the chassis other than our new front hubs and spindles. Nothing is powder coated other than the sway bar and rear hub assemblies since everything else has now been engineered in stainless.

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    Zinc plating is much thinner than powdercoat, and will tarnish/corrode much faster. However they are very different surface finishes visually.

    I would just powdercoat everything, but not everyone likes that look.

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    The parts that were zinc coated in my car didn't hold up well to being degreaser and cleaning. If you leave them alone the coating seems to hold up for the most part but also leaves spots of deterioration and rust and if you don't keep it clean it doesn't look pretty for long.

    I think zinc is fine for aluminium and other non ferrous metals but again, it doesn't seem to like being rubbed vigorously often (insert sexual innuendo here).
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    I have had good luck with "Sun Gold Metallic" With a Matte clear from "The Powder Coat Store"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrich View Post
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    I have had good luck with "Sun Gold Metallic" With a Matte clear from "The Powder Coat Store"
    Tom


    Thanks for the pictures and color reference. I'm going to try Alloy Gold from Prismatic Powders.
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