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Old 11-24-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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Powder coat removal

S it possible to remove a powder coat from a stainless steel product and if so what's the best way and what would I expect as results? My desire is a clean stainless steel look.
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S it possible to remove a powder coat from a stainless steel product and if so what's the best way and what would I expect as results? My desire is a clean stainless steel look.
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A quick google search turned this up...don't know if it is any good or not:


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Chemical strippers work great on powdercoat but can be very hazardous, expensive, time consuming, and still leave a bunch of the coating behind. The best solution for removing powdercoat from steel is sand blasting with plastic media or burning it off.
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Chemical strippers work great on powdercoat but can be very hazardous, expensive, time consuming, and still leave a bunch of the coating behind. The best solution for removing powdercoat from steel is sand blasting with plastic media or burning it off.
I have access to a sandblaster but wouldn't be plastic media. Can you give me some more info on burning it off?
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I have access to a sandblaster but wouldn't be plastic media. Can you give me some more info on burning it off?
This info only applies to powdercoat on steel. Using these techniques on aluminum will destroy the metal. So when I say burn it off I literally mean burn it off. Make a fire and throw it in it. Or if you have access to a oven that can reach 800*, put it in there. The coating just turns to ash. You can sand blast it with aluminum oxide media but it takes a long time. The advantage with plastic media is that it doesn't heat up the coating. Like with aluminum oxide media, the coating starts to warm up and you end up just pushing it around. If your not careful you will actually distort the metal before you get the coating fully blasted. If you don't mind me asking, what is it your trying to remove the powdercoat from? Is the coating failing? What do you plan on using to recoat the piece?
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My desire is to get a radiator grill cover for a 97 GT that is metallic or chrome. The only ones I can find online are black powder coated stainless steel. UPR is the only site that advertises for my year/model. On their website they show a polished stainless steel one but out of stock. I've contacted them and was told that they will likely never get it back in stock. They only have a black one available.
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