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Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby Greenbelt Jen » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Need to find a place that does shell blasting and powder coating near Greenbelt, MD. Can anyone recommend a place?

In the interest of full disclosure, it's not for a scooter. It's for a steel cabinet from the 1930s that came from one of the houses in Old Greenbelt.

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Re: Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby Zeets » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:17 am

I know a shop in Gaithersburgh, but that doesn't help much. I know he does all the processes, but I don't know about his reputation. Let me know if you want it.

A lot of the steels used in those cabinets were pretty thin and soft, the blaster needs to be aware of that, otherwise they'll warp the hell out of the metal.
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Re: Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby Greenbelt Jen » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:31 pm

Hey Zeets, I'd love the info on the place in Gaithersburg. I could drive it up there.

Thanks.

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Re: Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby Susan » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:26 pm

Jen, if you find someone you are happy with, please let me know.

I have this insane idea for my kitchen that involves blasting and powdercoating a large number of old metal cabinets.
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Re: Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby Zeets » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:22 am

http://www.classicpowder.com/

This is the guy in Gaithersburg, like I said, I have no experience with him, I just know a guy that used him (and seemed happy) and he worked up a quote for me for my old company, but we ended up going another route.

Let me know how it works too, I'm thinking of having some work done on my DR-Z.

Also, it appears that Cycles Silver Spring is an affiliate, I'd call those guys up, they've been very helpful to me recently and I feel like they'd give you a honest review of Classics' quality.
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Re: Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby Greenbelt Jen » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:56 am

I'll let you both know how it goes. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby spoffy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:37 am

Zeets wrote:Also, it appears that Cycles Silver Spring is an affiliate...


Don't give those guys business, they suck!!

(Seriously, I hate them.)
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Re: Shell Blasting and Powder Coating

Postby Zeets » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:50 am

spoffy wrote:
Zeets wrote:Also, it appears that Cycles Silver Spring is an affiliate...


Don't give those guys business, they suck!!

(Seriously, I hate them.)


Really? they've been super fair with me, they've even thrown me some free labor, and deeply discounted parts. They're a Genuine dealer now too. I'll still use Wellsely, but it is nice to have someone so close.

I've had them change three motorcycle tires for me in the last year. It cost me ~$20 for mount, balance off the bike, and they sold me a $15 innertube, so around $35 per swap and they did it while I waited, right before they close at 7. Plus they're the only MC shop in the area that is open till 7 and have reasonable saturday hours. I honestly have no complaints.
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