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#1 astronutski

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 09:47 PM

Hey guys, I’m gearing up a home powder coating setup and one of my first targets are the springs on both my old mxz700’s (2000 & 2001). I was wondering if anyone knows of or has experience matching ski-doo yellow in powder form? I’d hate to be far off (like I did with rattle can) or settle for black, I’d really like to get close to stock yellow. Anyone had any luck finding doo yellow anywhere?
Amy help appreciated THANKS!!

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 04:25 AM

There a site called prismatic powders that's where I get all my powder. You can request as many color swatches as you want and they will next day them for you. You can also do a custom search like "ski doo yellow" and will most likely find it that way. With most colors on their site ( thousands!) They have pictures of the pieces that customers have coated so you can see it that way as well

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#3 astronutski

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:02 AM

Cool I will try that thank you! I doo like prismatic powders and planned to order from there anyway. Don’t know why I didn’t think to search for ski-doo on there LOL.

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 10:39 AM

If it helps on the search for the 'right yellow', on vintagesledpaint they list a color code of B190 for 1998-2009 Ski Doo yellow.

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 01:10 PM

It isn't perfect but my powder coater has 2 colors to choose from.  Black and/or safety yellow.  I had him do my track a few years ago in safety yellow:

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 08:53 PM

Ah, great to know, thank you!!

 

I just ordered a batch of (like 20) swatches, and some Red and White powder, I can't wait!


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:07 PM

Do some research on powder coating springs.  If you bake them too hot you'll alter their annealment and they'll lose their ability to withstand stress.  The temps are fairly modest too...I believe powder coating a spring @ 400*F will ruin it or at least affect it's ability to withstand fatigue.  Like I said, do some research but there's a lot of info out there on springs and heat.

 

EDIT  there's tone of info on powder coating springs if you do a simple google search.  A lot of: don't do it replies.  A lot of: did it anyway, ruined the ride.  A lot of: paint works much better.


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:46 PM

Do some research on powder coating springs.  If you bake them too hot you'll alter their annealment and they'll lose their ability to withstand stress.  The temps are fairly modest too...I believe powder coating a spring @ 400*F will ruin it or at least affect it's ability to withstand fatigue.  Like I said, do some research but there's a lot of info out there on springs and heat.

 

EDIT  there's tone of info on powder coating springs if you do a simple google search.  A lot of: don't do it replies.  A lot of: did it anyway, ruined the ride.  A lot of: paint works much better.

LOL!!  Good to know, thanks, I have a great PC contact who is also a motorhead, I'll pick his brain some.  thank you I will definitely look into this!


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 01:41 AM


I've powder coated the springs on my past 4 sleds and no problems with loss of tension or reliability.
The only issue I've had was the center spring on my 800 the coating flaked off. I had it powder coated red and with large gap between the coils was told it flexes to much and that was the cause. It was redone for free in black instead and it was ok.

The guy that does my powder coating is also a fellow drag racer. I did the springs on my Chevelle about 6 years ago no problems and they still look great.

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 01:44 PM

If it helps on the search for the 'right yellow', on vintagesledpaint they list a color code of B190 for 1998-2009 Ski Doo yellow.


And the ”original” Ski-Doo yellow from the sixties is the same as the Quebec schoolbus yellow.




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