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Ken
01-11-02, 11:07 PM
Have any of you guys ever had your case powder coated?

It makes an awesome 100% totally sealed skin. High gloss or flat finish. Awesome look, better than factory baked.

I had an experience with it once for some custom made metal wire manequins.

A client of mine collected old sports memorabilia and had some very expensive jerseys that he wanted to display in his house. Asked me could I handle it... :D
(The Babe ;) ,Lou Gerig, Sandy Kofax, too many to remember and list... Unbelievable collection! :eek: )

I had a metal smith use a thick gauge wire and weld it in the shape of a mans upper torso with arms, neck and head.
Now, I couldn't risk any possibility of that wire manequin rusting and ruining irreplacable, extremely valuable, jerseys.
So I began researching how to totally seal that wire making it impossible to even bleed a hint of rust...

I learned that they use a positive and negative electical charge to a dry powder substance and it totaly covers all of the metal and leaves and awesome baked paint looking finish...

I bet it would look awesome done to a case.
Very durable, scratch resistant, flawless looking paint job!

After remembering this, you can bet that my box I am preparing to build will have this finish applied, ;)

Oh, if you were still interested, I had some various base stands made and some plexiglass covers.
My client was VERY pleased standing there looking Stan Musial complete with hat, shirt, jersey, glove, ball, bat, (baseball card on it's own little stand in there...) looking at Roy Campanela complete, looking at George Herman... :eek:

At this moment, was the first time we discussed the price...
Care to guess what my tip was... :p hehehehehehheehehhe

Mark
01-11-02, 11:10 PM
there is a place that does powder coating near my plumbing shop in safety harbor , if you want i can see if they would do a case for ya.

Ken
01-12-02, 12:01 AM
Thanks Snake, but I think the place I used before still does it.
It is right beside I-4 between 22nd and 40th. That is the finish that they put on mail boxes that you see around street corners and such. They do the mail boxes there as well...
The last time I looked they were still in business...

I'll let you know in a month or so... ;)

m4a2t0t
01-12-02, 01:58 AM
i was thinking about having that done

the finish and durability would be awesome

SeedOfChaos
01-12-02, 07:02 AM
I got a question for ya... can you use that technique with plastic as well? I guess not, but it would be great for the front of the PC. Also, can you use that to "paint" pictures or at least simple logos, or does it have to be a single color?

Cheers,
Ronald

Ken
01-12-02, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by SeedOfChaos
I got a question for ya... can you use that technique with plastic as well? I guess not, but it would be great for the front of the PC. Also, can you use that to "paint" pictures or at least simple logos, or does it have to be a single color?

Cheers,
Ronald

Hey Seed, It has been about 12 years since I had those manequins made, but if memory servers correctly, the metal is the key for the electricity to make the shell with the powder coat...

I know that the mail boxes on the streets are red and blue, so more than 1 color must be possible, or they wouldn't be able to do the mailboxes...

As far as logos, I guess that would be possible to do, but would depend on the talent of the person doing it as the finish starts out as a powder...
Have a great weekend bro! c/;-)