Finishing Front and Rear Bars

Submitted: Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 00:54
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I've picked up an ARB Sahara bar with winch mount, and Kaymar dual rear bar and am looking to refinish them - probably green like my 100 series they are going on.

I'm planning on sand blasting them, and then finishing them, but want some recommendations on the pros and cons of the finishes available - powder coating, paint, plastic et al.

I expect it is going to get a beating - rocks/stones plus woody weed damn it.

Ciao for now
Andrew
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Reply By: disco driver - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 01:17

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 01:17
hi Andrew,

From experience Plastic coating only looks good till it gets damaged/cracked then tin worm can sneak in.
If you are going to give the barwork a beating have you considered getting it all heavy hot dip galvanised.
Have no idea on price etc but it shouldn't chip or rust after.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:03

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 14:03
I was told that you can end up with distortion through hot dip galvanising. I don't know how much but you wouldn't need much on a bar before the bolt holes wouldn't line up.

My rear bar was modified, sandblasted and powder coated and it's had a beating and still looks good.

I think the powdercoating you get when you take it to a local bloke and get it done is of far greater standard (thickness of coat) than the job done to a price from many manufacturers.

I'm about to rebuild my rear bar and I'll get it powder coated again.

Dave
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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 22:40

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 22:40
thanks Dave.

My Bro-in-law painter was leaning toward powder coating too.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: Disco200Tdi - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 16:08

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 16:08
If the bar is really going to get a beating, the most I would bother doing is touching up any rust spots with black paint.
Why do a good paint job to then scatch it rock hopping.

John D
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 17:33

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 17:33
vanity - I run and I want it to look good.

Thanks for your input though.
Andrew.
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 20:44

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 20:44
Some enamel paint and a brush, mate.

You are going to scratch the buggers anyway

I normally do a 5 metre paint job. Looks good from 5 metres away............lol

Save your money and use it for fuel instead.
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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 21:33

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 21:33
Thanks Willem.

A very funny post.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 21:53

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 21:53
Hmmmm Flash website

Inore my advice. Better you spend some good dollars making the 4by nice and shiny and not like mine......LOL
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