Powdercoat Fenderwells - Pontiac GTO Forum
Pontiac GTO Pontiac GTO Forum

» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Restoration Discussions
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

GtoForum.com is the premier Pontiac GTO Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Oldeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 106
My Photos: (0)
Powdercoat Fenderwells

As I have mentioned on earlier posts: I am rebuilding the front suspension on my 70. I have pulled the fender wells out to allow for cleaning/detailing in the engine bay.
What are your thoughts on powdercoating the fenderwells along with the rest of my suspension components I have removed? (control arms, swaybar, spindles, etc)
Do you think it will significantly warp the fenderwells to have them blasted and powdercoated?
Thoughts on powdercoating these other suspension components?
Thanks.
Oldeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
MO Goat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 136
My Photos: (10)
Did the fenderwells after having them blasted and love 'em! No regrets!
MO Goat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
jmt455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 685
My Photos: (0)
I recently had my 68 GTO fender liners powdercoated.
They turned out great.
I recommend it.

But I don't think you want to sandblast them; use a less harsh media and don't let the heat build up. I think they did mine with glass media.
__________________
1968 Pontiac GTO
1983 Pontiac Bonneville (G) wagon
2008 Pontiac G8 base
jmt455 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Oldeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 106
My Photos: (0)
Did you have any problems with holes becoming covered/filled with powdercoating? (Such as the washer fluid reservior holes in the passenger fender)
Did they have any trouble with removing the undercoating from the inner fender wells?
Oldeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
MO Goat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 136
My Photos: (10)
Good question. I'll let you know when I get it put back together. Now you got me worried!
I didn't hear of any issues with the undercoating.
MO Goat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
jmt455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 685
My Photos: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldeboy View Post
Did you have any problems with holes becoming covered/filled with powdercoating? (Such as the washer fluid reservior holes in the passenger fender)
Did they have any trouble with removing the undercoating from the inner fender wells?
There were no problems with the powder coat filling any holes; the film thickness is only slightly heavier than typical paint film.

I am not aware of the undercoating causing any difficulties; my parts were spotless after being blasted. I picked them up after blasting to weld up a couple of rust holes that were under the rubber shields; they were clean, bare metal.
__________________
1968 Pontiac GTO
1983 Pontiac Bonneville (G) wagon
2008 Pontiac G8 base
jmt455 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Oldeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 106
My Photos: (0)
I dropped off several parts at the powdercoaters today. I'll let you know how it turns out.
A-Arms, F Swaybar, spindles, disk dust shields, disk brake mount brackets, fenderwells, steering knuckles, alternator bracket, heater hose bracket. etc.
Oldeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 4,675
My Photos: (3)
Garage
I am a big fan of powder coating things!
Attached Thumbnails
Powdercoat Fenderwells-exhaustsystem-004.jpg   Powdercoat Fenderwells-chassisfinish-005.jpg   Powdercoat Fenderwells-chassisfinish-009.jpg   Powdercoat Fenderwells-chassispowder-006.jpg   Powdercoat Fenderwells-powdersuspension-002.jpg  

Eric Animal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
Oldeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 106
My Photos: (0)
I picked up my parts yesterday and they look great. Possibly better than new in some cases. Now I can't wait to get it all put back together.
Oldeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Restoration Discussions


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 05-06 GTO AEM bruteforce intake *gun-metal powdercoat* NEW $195.00 SyncTSH 2004-2006 GTO Parts for Sale (Price & Pictures Required) 2 01-23-2013 03:15 PM
04 Powdercoat Caliper/Brackets & Drilled Rotors tleroy 2004-2006 GTO Parts for Sale (Price & Pictures Required) 1 06-09-2012 08:53 PM
rally II powdercoat question xcmac26 1964-1974 GTO General Discussion 4 06-28-2009 11:03 PM
Wheel powdercoat f-up. Now what? Jstreet 1964-1974 GTO General Discussion 14 06-10-2009 11:39 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.