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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone Interested in Powdercoated (coloured!!!) Bridges?

Would any of you like to be able to send your hardware in somewhere and have them powdercoat it? Maybe just saddles or something? It would be wayyy less than $100. Like 30-40 at the most I think.

I ask because I'm currently having my lo-pro 7 saddles done in red, and maybe some of you guys want your stuff powdered too. If it goes well with mine I can ask them if they'd be open to doing stuff like that on a regular basis?

Here's an example of powdered hardware (thanks to Mr. Hull!):

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Re: Anyone Interested in Powdercoated (coloured!!!) Bridges?

Very interesting but nothing beats chrome
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AWESOME!
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Re: Anyone Interested in Powdercoated (coloured!!!) Bridges?

I powder coat a bunch of stuff....

Its easy, cheap and fun.

You only need an oven big enough for the pieces AND you can never cook in it again.

For about 200$ you could have the gun and media to do 500+ bridges, any color you could imagine.

Just note that the coating will add thickness to the part.

Here are some examples I did, mostly for corrosion resistance.



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That is pretty interesting. My swirl could use more color!!
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Re: Anyone Interested in Powdercoated (coloured!!!) Bridges?

The only problem you'll have with powdercoating is that it is generally way too thick for something like a bridge.
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Re: Anyone Interested in Powdercoated (coloured!!!) Bridges?

All Edge types have very close tollerances on the string lock blocks. As soon as they mushroom a little you have stuck blocks. Powdercoating is not thin, I'm not sure you wouldn't have stuck blocks before you get it assembled.
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The only problem you'll have with powdercoating is that it is generally way too thick for something like a bridge.
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All Edge types have very close tollerances on the string lock blocks. As soon as they mushroom a little you have stuck blocks. Powdercoating is not thin, I'm not sure you wouldn't have stuck blocks before you get it assembled.
Good call, thanks rich. We'll find out soon though as the powdercoating for my saddles should be done by next weeks end. Worst comes to worst and it doesnt work...im out like $40 lol
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Actually, you'll be out 6 good saddles
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I can just have them sandblast them if things go terribly wrong, and maybe pick a new set up off you <3

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It was also a hand made custom........not a stock Ibanez at all.
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It was also a hand made custom........not a stock Ibanez at all.
Not sure how that would affect it's ability to be powdercoated. I talked to Hull about it anyways and he seemed to think it was totally workable. It doesnt really matter though, worst comes to worst its not like im out $1000 lol
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In that pic only the front of saddles is powdercoated, not blocks' holes so blocks won't be locked.
Look closer buddies
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Re: Anyone Interested in Powdercoated (coloured!!!) Bridges?

Also something to note about powder,

Powder does not have a good compressive load strength compared to the base metal, especially when the load has rotation. This means that if you were to torque down on a small hex head cap screw on a powder coated surface it will be VERY likely that you will compress and break the coating radially around the screw.

Putting a washer or grease will help but will always be a problem....

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Re: Anyone Interested in Powdercoated (coloured!!!) Bridges?

Do you think something like this will work for an RGA121 Gibraltar Plus bridge? The one I have on my guitar right now looks really nasty and I'd like to have it in black. Any ideas on how to do it?
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