I talked with someone at the skatepark Friday who said they could P. coat my MUni frame and do a two-color “fade” or blend. I thought that sounded cool, and would look so much better than just one plain color.
But today I talked with my regular Powder coat guy who did a few jobs for me a while back. He owns his own PC shop and has been doing this for over TWENTY years, and he told me he’s not aware of any Powder coating method/technique where you can accurately blend/fade one color to the next and have it turn out well.
So he asked me to try to get in touch with the guy(s) who said that they could do the PC blend (in my case, black fading to dark blue) and ask them “how they do it” and where they get there materials and such. So if you’re reading this and you remember meeting me at the skatepark on Friday, please PM me asap. thanks!
I’m not an expert either, but I’ve witnessed the process myself and I do think it possible. I see no reason why not.
1st the object is being made static, such that powder will stick to the to be painted object. The powder can be thrown at it, or at big surfaces the use guns. After the powder is on it it is being baked. So if you use 2 different colors of powders of exact the same kind…?
Of course it’s some harder to aim the powder at the target, compare to a spray-brush, still I think it can be done. At least you can experimentate with it.
I am a friend of justin and steven (you talked to one of them about the coating). the 3 of us jointly own a powder coating unit and oven. we can do the fading powder coating for you. when I get a hold of them I will get back to you on a price (assuming you want it).
if you give me your email address I can send you a picture of the fade job we did.
If any one else wants us to powder coat stuff let me know or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Illusions is pretty cool, or a candy color over silver or gold. The hammertone colors actually leave a “hammered” finish, not too rough and very nice. I use them for toolboxes and such. The veining colors are used a lot on paintball equipment.
Just like anything else, experimenting can lead to some great results! (and some great failures to use as learning tools).