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    Thinking bout powder coating my pump what do you guys think? Thought about polishing it but polish is too much maintenance for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boaterguy1 View Post
    Thinking bout powder coating my pump what do you guys think? Thought about polishing it but polish is too much maintenance for me!
    A good paint job is better IMO! Powder coating can cause problems down the road sometimes! Mine will be all white this year NO MORE POLISHING THE PUMP!


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    Quote Originally Posted by boaterguy1 View Post
    Thinking bout powder coating my pump what do you guys think? Thought about polishing it but polish is too much maintenance for me!

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    Powder coat or chrome for me!
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    Hey TN...how'd the ceramic coat hold up on your pump pieces? Gear is wanting to coat his rideplate...i was thinkin yours dulled out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boaterguy1 View Post
    Thinking bout powder coating my pump what do you guys think? Thought about polishing it but polish is too much maintenance for me!



    I think PC is alot more durable than paint .. I painted my bowl and after a season it has a few chips in it but they can be touched up and a friend of mine PC his pump a few seasons ago and it still looks the same .. Only thing is if you decide down the road to polish it the PC will be a pain in the azz to get off but if you have no intentions of doing that then I would PC it and be done with it ..

    And you can PC it at home urself pretty cheap, all the pieces will fit in a oven


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    Quote Originally Posted by TINTDESIGNZ View Post
    Hey TN...how'd the ceramic coat hold up on your pump pieces? Gear is wanting to coat his rideplate...i was thinkin yours dulled out?
    I did mine and DONT DO IT. The first time it touched the water it went to a dull grey and their she stayed.
    I am thinking it had something to do with electrolysis or something like that. I did the suction housing also and it stayed looking good but anything in the water went to shit!

    Headers and intake still shine in this pic but the pumpo not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TINTDESIGNZ View Post
    Hey TN...how'd the ceramic coat hold up on your pump pieces? Gear is wanting to coat his rideplate...i was thinkin yours dulled out?


    You know its wired man, I went to the river 10 times and every time the pump looked great .. I went one day to the cove we got and hung out and pulled it out of the water and BAM DULL .. Like Stu said I think electrolysis done it!! I was wondering how chrome would hold up



    My ride plate is raw aluminum and is still looks fine, it never really did dull up
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    You know its wired man, I went to the river 10 times and every time the pump looked great .. I went one day to the cove we got and hung out and pulled it out of the water and BAM DULL .. Like Stu said I think electrolysis done it!! I was wondering how chrome would hold up



    My ride plate is raw aluminum and is still looks fine, it never really did dull up
    Chrome holds up good. My bro did his droop and diverter on his old boat no issues and just had his bowl and droop done for his new ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturat View Post
    Chrome holds up good. My bro did his droop and diverter on his old boat no issues and just had his bowl and droop done for his new ride.
    Yeah i thought the ceramic went to crap in the water, i passed that along to gear but was just makin sure. Gotta watch the chrome too...heard it would fill your nozzle and bowl up and they'd have to be honed out...

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    I think if you wont the "SHINE" polished aluminum is the way to go, just gotta stay on in .. I done that with the Cheyenne, no more than its gonna be in the water, it shouldn't be hard to keep lookin good .. I like PC, its tough and looks good for years .
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    Stay away from Chrome plating. Polishing is ok, hard to keep up. Paint is not durable enough. Powder is the way to go, the key is getting it to the right PC shop. Most of the shops cant deal with the outgassing of cast parts and they get carried away with the sandblaster and blast the machined surfaces, they can ruin a pump real quick, heat can also be an issue as well as well as how they strip the old stuff off. We have stuff chemically stripped in alot of cases. There are alot of ways to really screw stuff up by powdercoating, if done right you'll be fine and happier in the long run.

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    From a welders,machinists,fabricators, and painters point of view. Powdercoat sucks. Paint it or polish it. No chrome no powdercoat. Aluminum oxidizes under powder coat and chrome. Also oxidizes under paint but much easier to repair.

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    Thats alot to think about i think i will just leave it painted white for now!

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