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Does anyone have any experience with this? My body shop wants to sandblast and powder coat these parts. Good idea? Bad idea? Recommendations?
 

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I have had 100% of my external trim black power coated. The complete headlight and grill assemblies included. this is for a black 67. The place that did mine built a support for the headlight bucket grill work to prevent heat sag.
 

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Only if the use a low temp powder. Normal powder heat requirements will make them warp and sag. I have a set of tail light bezels that are junk because of this.
 

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Yeah, sounds like there has been mixed results in doing it.....I'd definitey build some type of jig to supprt them vertically and horizontally

letroll did you p[ost any close up pics of them? I'd like to see how it looks on and off the car...?
 

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soda blastig works great---we powdered the grills face down and using the finger of choise , just wiped off the powder on the grill bar face---no mask lines this way--
 

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Thanks guys. I sent an email to my body guy telling him of the risks. I told him if he didn't want to risk having to replace them if he ruined them, then to just leave them and I would take care of that detail after I get the car back. He had also mentioned sand blasting them and I told him that was a bad idea too, that if he was going to blast them to use a soda blaster. I'm also on the fence with regard to whether I want to completely black them out or leave the vertical chrome striping.
 
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