Powder coat advice

goatgod

Member
Hey folks, I'm fixing up a GC 4 that was black and gold originally. Ive sanded everything down and now its time to choose a powder coat color for the metal parts. The top rails and skirt/legs will remain Black, and cloth will be green.

I was thinking candy gold to try and match the original gold color. From what I can tell, it is smoother texture than some other options and looks about like the original but it's really hard to tell from pics online. Any advice? should I go with a textured option? that seems like it may cover up the logos on the castings?

would love to see more pics of how other tables turned out.
 

phreaticus

Well-known member
Hey folks, I'm fixing up a GC 4 that was black and gold originally. Ive sanded everything down and now its time to choose a powder coat color for the metal parts. The top rails and skirt/legs will remain Black, and cloth will be green.

I was thinking candy gold to try and match the original gold color. From what I can tell, it is smoother texture than some other options and looks about like the original but it's really hard to tell from pics online. Any advice? should I go with a textured option? that seems like it may cover up the logos on the castings?

would love to see more pics of how other tables turned out.
Congrats on a cool table. Tell us more about the rail/trim/base color - are you going matt black, or doing a clear coat piano gloss finish? Personally, I’m a fan of brushed/matt silver castings and its hard to beat a deep glossy piano black.

Good luck, please share pics when you get it done!

✌️
 

goatgod

Member
I got the legs sanded down to wood. The skirt is sanded down to the original black. I bought a semi gloss and a high gloss spray paint along with semi-gloss and gloss clear coat spray cans. Just to test em out on a piece of the skirt. I'm not I love with the spray can job but my budget is tiny at the moment. My original thought was piano gloss black to match the rails, is this possible with spray cans? do people take the skirt and legs to an auto body shop to have them more professionally done?
 

phreaticus

Well-known member
I got the legs sanded down to wood. The skirt is sanded down to the original black. I bought a semi gloss and a high gloss spray paint along with semi-gloss and gloss clear coat spray cans. Just to test em out on a piece of the skirt. I'm not I love with the spray can job but my budget is tiny at the moment. My original thought was piano gloss black to match the rails, is this possible with spray cans? do people take the skirt and legs to an auto body shop to have them more professionally done?
I don’t know, but I’m glad to hear your headed for piano gloss black, that will be a very badass GC4.

Somebody should hopefully chime in here soon with good info for you. @ideologist is DIY-ing an older table as piano black now, he should be able to offer advice.
 

gazman100

Brunswick Gold Crowns - Qld Australia
Silver Member
Hi there,
I'd suggest you forget about the spray cans as they simply don't have enough depth.
I'd suggest you do the following

Prep all of your panels and do any repairs at this stage
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Use a 4mm nap micro fibre roller
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Use regular house primer sealer water base as your primer and roll it with the 4 mm nap roller.
1 coat is all that you need.
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Then apply with the 4 mm nap roller 3 - 4 coats of epoxy enamel or similar product.
I use the epoxy enamel because
I can get it locally,
It's inexpensive,
it's an industrial coating,
It's a single pack so there's no hardener to mix
Goes off in several hours and ready to reapply the following day
Gives a great finish with lot's of depth and looks fantastic.
No need for a fancy paint shop, just do it at home.
Hope it helps.

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goatgod

Member
Hi there,
I'd suggest you forget about the spray cans as they simply don't have enough depth.
I'd suggest you do the following

Prep all of your panels and do any repairs at this stage
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Use a 4mm nap micro fibre roller
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Use regular house primer sealer water base as your primer and roll it with the 4 mm nap roller.
1 coat is all that you need.
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Then apply with the 4 mm nap roller 3 - 4 coats of epoxy enamel or similar product.
I use the epoxy enamel because
I can get it locally,
It's inexpensive,
it's an industrial coating,
It's a single pack so there's no hardener to mix
Goes off in several hours and ready to reapply the following day
Gives a great finish with lot's of depth and looks fantastic.
No need for a fancy paint shop, just do it at home.
Hope it helps.

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do you suggest some kind of clear over top?
 

gazman100

Brunswick Gold Crowns - Qld Australia
Silver Member
No,
No clear coat is required with any type of solid colour industrial paint.
If you clear coat the paint it's another thing that can go wrong.
Cheers
 

goatgod

Member
While I couldn’t find that product in Texas, I found this stuff. I wouldn’t call it piano gloss black, but after three tries sanding down and re spraying, I think it turned out pretty dang good. Has a black leather look almost.
 

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goatgod

Member
I’m waiting on cloth and powder coat now, I’ll post finished pics when I get it put together.. and railsnpockets from Trent!
 
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goatgod

Member
alright, after two tries I finally got a decent powder coat job and assembled the table. pretty happy with how it plays.
 

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