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    Pitted intake grate

    Sup fellow seadoo brothers, I got a pitted paint less intake grate on my GTI I wanted to paint it, my question is what paint can I hit it with that will hold up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Project_X View Post
    Sup fellow seadoo brothers, I got a pitted paint less intake grate on my GTI I wanted to paint it, my question is what paint can I hit it with that will hold up?
    Take it to have it powder coated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnielsen View Post
    Take it to have it powder coated...
    They turn out better if you sand them out.... if you coat it... it will always chip or peel. I just sand the pits out to make it smooth.

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    any idea how much to get it powder coated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project_X View Post
    any idea how much to get it powder coated?
    Powder coating won't hold up well in a corrosive environment. Get yourself a little handblaster from harbor freight, sand blast it and give it the krylon touch. I am an advocate of doing things correctly, but I wouldn't waste time and money powder coating an intake grate. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOT 88 View Post
    Powder coating won't hold up well in a corrosive environment. Get yourself a little handblaster from harbor freight, sand blast it and give it the krylon touch. I am an advocate of doing things correctly, but I wouldn't waste time and money powder coating an intake grate. IMO

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ID:	237537mine was pretty rough took a sander and started with 180 and then worked up to 600 no need to buff unless you just want it all polished up, few weeks in the water takes the shine away. Good luck.. either way is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOT 88 View Post
    Powder coating won't hold up well in a corrosive environment. Get yourself a little handblaster from harbor freight, sand blast it and give it the krylon touch. I am an advocate of doing things correctly, but I wouldn't waste time and money powder coating an intake grate. IMO
    Really? Whats on the factory intake grates?

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    I use this company for all my powder coating needs, anything marine they use a special primer before the final powder coat. I'd be willing to bet this process would hold up great.... even on an intake grate.

    http://brotherspowdercoating.com/

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    MIA saturday.. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    Really? Whats on the factory intake grates?
    Powder coating but imo, I don't think it's a good thing. My factory X grate had about 5 hours ride time in the salt, I take extremely good care of my boat but it never the less didn't hold well and looked quite shitty. Just because the factory does something doesn't mean it's a ''good'' thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    I use this company for all my powder coating needs, anything marine they use a special primer before the final powder coat. I'd be willing to bet this process would hold up great.... even on an intake grate.

    http://brotherspowdercoating.com/
    Maybe, maybe I am possibly a little biased, but I've had nothing but problems with powdercoating. We build alot of equiment for de-sal plants throughout the US and the Carribean. I've tried quite a few companies all claiming ''marine grade'' processes only to have continuous problems including having 50' deck sections of aluminum diamond plate blister and peel within six months. I use alot of Ellis ''Engard'' coatings now

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