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February 22, 2016, 10:12 AM #25

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things are not getting done nearly as quickly as I would like, but thats the way life goes.  Temporary paint booth is almost ready go.
and of course with it being built at Eppic Industries is has to be covered in LED's.  Color just makes like more fun.

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    February 23, 2016, 04:58 PM #26

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    started playing today.  definitely harder then it looks.  But i'm having fun so far.



      February 26, 2016, 01:07 PM #27

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      What do you have for camo? Assuming you are willing to dip more than just car parts.

        February 26, 2016, 01:33 PM #28

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        don't have any camo in stock yet.  I know as soon as I get that in, things will fly off the shelves.  I'm practicing with cheap basic films to start so I can get some much needed experience under my belt.  dipped a thermos mug yesterday.

          February 26, 2016, 01:37 PM #29

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          February 29, 2016, 09:22 PM #30

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            February 29, 2016, 09:46 PM #31

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              February 29, 2016, 09:48 PM #32

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              when ever you bring me your pieces. 

                February 29, 2016, 10:59 PM #33

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                Here's the difference between rattle can clear and clear from an HVLP gun


                I also powder coat things for guys that want that

                  March 04, 2016, 12:05 PM #34

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                  latest dip.  Helmet done in orange cloud

                    March 05, 2016, 12:03 AM #35

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                    Got lots of dips ready to go.



                    Coffee cup turned out pretty neat.

                      March 05, 2016, 07:25 AM #36

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                      I know you're just getting into this, but could you do something as big as a snowmobile hood, and how much would that cost?
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                        March 05, 2016, 09:13 AM #37

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                        you wouldn't believe how many want big stuff done.  The goal is to have the big tanks set up for april 1st.  By then it should be warm enough for me to transfer all this stuff into what will be my new dipping shop.  (that building isn't insulated yet)

                        Cost we can talk about then as I'll have a much better idea what my costs are going into the job.  Atv and sled plastics are a tricky one as they are made of polypropylene or polyethylene and those need to be flame treated before anything will stick to them.  So there's a bit more work involved if you want a result that's going to be high quality and will last.

                          March 06, 2016, 10:45 AM #38

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                          lot of people asking about durability of this stuff.  I just did a quick youtube search for ya.


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                            Would a adhesion promoter work? On the auto body side of things heat treating plastics for adhesion is becoming obsolete and most processes suggest using a spray on adhesion promoter.
                            [Mar 23 12:14:28] Anne Gus:nah clueless is right

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                              With polypropylene or polyethylene you flame treat and then use an adhesion promoter, then prime, base coat, dip, clear.

                                March 06, 2016, 08:41 PM #41

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                                Originally posted by Eppic
                                With polypropylene or polyethylene you flame treat and then use an adhesion promoter, then prime, base coat, dip, clear.
                                Interesting.

                                The 3M products I've used don't require flame treating anymore. That's from the 3M rep at Skills Manitoba and the rep they had leading an MPI/ I-CAR course.

                                Painters don't flame treat raw plastic bumpers for paint. Axalta(formally DuPont) has a pre-wash paste you wipe down with water and a grey scotch pad.

                                It's not a bad practice but might not be needed and could help with the large jobs.

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                                [Mar 23 12:14:28] Anne Gus:nah clueless is right

                                  March 06, 2016, 09:27 PM #42

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                                  I've had some conversations with the pro's who do this every day, and they say flame treat.  Not saying you're wrong.  Could be worth looking into.  Got any info or contacts you can send my way?  I'm always ready to learn new things.

                                    March 07, 2016, 09:44 PM #43

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                                    I'm having some fun with stuff laying around.  Weathered Leather Intake pipe.  I can just imagine now one of you guys meeting up with your mates, popping your hood and showing off your "leather intake". HaHa.  Life is fun.

                                      March 08, 2016, 04:03 PM #44

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                                      the old foosball table is getting a work out.  None of these are in clear yet, they need to dry for a good long time before I can put the clear on.


                                        March 21, 2016, 10:18 PM #45

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                                        While running a business, being the only guy working, averaging 16 hour days balancing getting work pumped out for my regular customers and trying to build my new shop so you guys can have awesome stuff for spring awakening... I somehow found myself painting and prepping parts at 1:30am last night.  (Big tank is slowly coming together guys.  It's half built.  More so working on my building.  It keeps raining though.  Hard to shingle on a wet roof)


                                        And I'm happy to announce that I am working with a full line of specialized water based paints for the hydrographic process.  It's expensive but this stuff is seriously cool.


                                        And got a customer sending me a valve cover for some wood graining.  Had to do a practice run naturally.  This isn't cleared but you get the idea.

                                          April 19, 2016, 12:26 AM #46

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                                          new shop is getting closer and closer to being done.  It's operational at this point.  Still have to do some ducting for the fumes.

                                          but... the experiments never stop. Tried doing a light bulb.  Couldn't take the heat.  She lasted 15 seconds and then blew her top.

                                            April 20, 2016, 12:21 AM #47

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                                              Roughly how much do you think dipping a hockey goalie helmet would cost? What type of prep work is done to the existing surface?

                                                April 21, 2016, 07:44 AM #49

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                                                Originally posted by PK-FXT
                                                Roughly how much do you think dipping a hockey goalie helmet would cost? What type of prep work is done to the existing surface?

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