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Yeah, so it's late...I can't sleep...guess I'll work on my box a bit. Decided to clear the headlights .. I used the baking method and man talk about easy!! And since I did have to take some of the box apart....might as well powder coat something else while I'm at it...:D Here are a couple of pics so far...will have it all put back together in about 45 minutes.

The paint on the inside of the fenders, core support, etc, are the worst I've ever seen. It's like they barely got hit with the paint. Is it just mine or are they all like that?


Considering it's almost 11:30pm, I had to stick with the stock amber bulbs for now. LOL!
 

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nice job. Your garage almost looks worse than mine:)
 

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The only piece I coated tonight was the hood latch. I did it in the same reflective chrome I used under the hood. I know it isn't much but I figure if I'm going to start attending shows with this thing, every little bit helps.



The $5 is just to give you an idea of how reflective the powder is.


Back together...now I've just got to get rid of those amber bulbs!! :rolleyes:
 

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Looks good! Nice work.
 

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Aren't you glad you baked 'em instead of breakin' 'em??!! Now you know there's no scratches.
Oh yeah...most definitely!! I figured if I kept a close watch on them I could yank them out if they started looking funny...:D But if I tried the "Pray and Break" (stole that little term from Taz...LOL) method there would be no turning back if I screwed up.:eek:
 

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MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Yummy. How easy is it to powder coat? I had no idea it could be done in a garage. I'm intrigued now.
 

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Looks good, you should have done the latch black so that you couldn't see it thru the grille area. Looks good though.
 

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So this is what happens after I go to sleep.

Looks good.
 

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MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Yummy. How easy is it to powder coat? I had no idea it could be done in a garage. I'm intrigued now.
I bought my kit from Eastwood and have added lots of stuff throughout the process. I have an electric oven and have built an extension for it....it basically doubles the capacity. A good compressor...blast cabinet...parts cleaner...good ventilation is necessary...and lots of misc parts. It can cost a bit to get started but I've more than paid for all my stuff. While having the huge commercial equipment is definitely nice...don't think good stuff can't be done at a home shop/garage. Just takes good prep and lots of practice...pretty much like anything else. Here are a couple of my favorite parts I've done.




 

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Nice job!

That hood latch would look sweet with a billet grille ;)
 
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