Powder coating/painting ?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by IChim2, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    I have a 98 darton cyclone RC and have thought about redoing it.There's a shop a 1/2 mile down the road that does powder coating and a buddy of mine works in the body/paint dept at the ford dealership that does painting and could do the baked on painting work for me.The bow is camo and in ex-condition.I mostly use it for target and i know it's got a few years on it,but it's a good shooter.Has a 43" ata and 6 1/4" BH 60/70lb 30"dl....not blazzing fast...shooting a 500gr taw xx78 2512 ultra/lite @ 254 fps...What would i need to do to it to get it ready to be powder coated and painted..riser and limbs.
     
  2. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    You'd have to sand and paint the limbs, they can't stand the heat of powdercoating. To strip the filmdip finish from the riser, I think most guys use diluted drain cleaner. You should do a search on AT. Alot of guys over there do it themselves and there's good info. I think XP35 has a thread telling how he strips his risers.
     

  3. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Man that sounds kinda dangerous JC....:noidea: :noidea:
     
  4. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    They sell draino to any idiot with $10. How dangerous could it be?......:noidea:

    Actually you can do it with spray on oven cleaner, too.
     
  5. jimposten

    jimposten Senior Member

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    Prep work for both methods of finnishing is the same. I use aluminum oxide in a blast cabinate... the powdercoat shop should handle the prep for you...

    Both methods of finnishing have there positives.

    JIM
     
  6. OneMustFall

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    thinking same thing.

    yep just tear it down and bringim what you want repainted...............:biggrin1:
     
  7. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I AM SORRY..........
     
  8. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    ha ?

    How much should it cost for a powder-coat job ?
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Jim Posten, does it, send him a PM
     
  10. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    nope!

    It would cost 2 much to ship back and forth.:frusty:
    Ive got an old Jet-flight express ( blast from the past) fast for its day around 250 im thinkin about doin a job on it, but not throw 2 much dough into it.
     
  11. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    You should take your own advice. I'll do you a favor, you send my whatever boat anchor you're shootin now and I'll send you an upgrade for free. My son has outgrown his mini genesis anyway......:cool:

    Surely I can bet a buck or two out of yours on a boating forum with classifieds.....
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    dont waste the money, cut your ties and run.......
     
  13. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    :cool: :cool: :cool:

    well said........
     
  14. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    ya!

    Thats what i was thinkin but it just keep sitting there lookin at me :lol:
    I killed more deer with that bow than any other thats why i wont throw it away.:biggrin1:
    ill probably buy 3 cans of $3 paint and do her myself:lol:
     
  15. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    if you stick it in the closet, it wont be able to look at you......
     
  16. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    no!

    That bow is a Trophy in its own mind!:lol:
    Probably nocked down 20-25 deer.
    It would haunt me for the rest of my life, like the OMEN the it is!:lol:
     
  17. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    Turn it into a bowfishin rig..... let it relive its glory days!!!!
     
  18. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Thanks!

    JC thx i might do that too.
    Great idea:biggrin1:
     
  19. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    :lol:Yeah,yeah....it has a few years on it but it's a good one:i need to up date the rest...still has a 3d rover on it which was a good one a few years ago.
     
  20. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    I know what ya mean....i bought that cyclone new and it's never gave me a problem...wouldn't fill right to just ditch it.There's really not that much difference in the cyclones and the vegas.