Reply to "Buy/Make Anything Cool Lately (Tinplate Version)"

RideTheRails posted:
George S posted:

I can get the Sunburst Yellow in a 1 quart can.

That would not be thinned as much, and I could probably get a harder finish. Easier for touch-ups too. The thinner in the rattle can is what causes the paint to wrinkle underneath. Hmm...

George

Do any of you repainters know if any one has tried powder coating? And if so what were the results?

 Thanks 

Steve

I don't Steve, but I see some disadvantages on trains. First, a powder coating finish needs to be 300 microns or greater. This can be a problem on the tabs and the fit and assembly of the parts and trim. Second, it requires 390 degree F heat to cure. It's not really a "do it yourself" job, which will add a lot of cost to a small project. Lastly, I perceive it's hard to mask off an area of a part for a different color.

George

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