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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      Daox: Shush.

      Glad you like it Evy!


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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      I like them.......but if you insist on painting them....could you powder coat them instead?
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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      It would cost more to powder coat them, plus it could be a longer process too.
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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      what is powder coating?

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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      Quote Originally Posted by EvySpeedy254
      what is powder coating?
      Google is your best friend:
      Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin." The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as "whiteware", aluminium extrusions, and automobile and bicycle parts. Newer technologies allow other materials, such as MDF (medium-density fibreboard), to be powder coated using different methods.
      The rest of the article is at this link:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_coating
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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      one thing about that, powder coat and properly mixed 2-3 part polymer paint that uses a hardener are about the same in surface durability.

      its the voc content, and the electrolysis "wrap" that make it better for most complex shaped parts like wheels and such..


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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      Just get a quote from your local paint shop... tell them what you want done, and they should be able to give you a quote for both... Just make sure you shop around.
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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      hey, when you got your exhaust, can you tell me the components that you got?
      and does it sound too ricey
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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      Well actually it wa givin to me straight off a prelude I was at a do it yourself repair shop they have on the military post and I was helping my brother who's a soldier cut off the exhaust pipe and we just sawed it off from the muffler pipe and it was just the exhaust pipe by it self all I did was chop mine off from the aveo and welded and mounted the exhaust pipe. And it really doesn't all that much it does sound A deep soft loud it's not to much and that's what I was looking for. There's no point in it sounded overly loud like a Harley. I'll post a Video soon as I can. But overall I was impressed that all I needed to do was chip and weld just the pipe. I'm
      Still trying to wrk on gettin 4-1 headers and put the intake and see if it changes much in sound.

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      Re: Little Engine That Could

      the header will make it a little louder, they say about 10% or so... And you might not hear the intake at all since your exhaust is already in place.




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