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    Has anyone done this? There are two ProVari's up for sale in the classifieds that have either lots of scratches or lots of wear and tear on the finish. I'm thinking they probably work just fine so it's just the finish that's preventing them from selling. Can these be refinished? Would sanding do or would it have to be more like a sandblasting procedure? Those ProVari's in the classies only need a make-over, there's got to be way. Right?

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    Now you have me wondering, if a Provari can be powder coated.

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    I don't know but someone completely polished the one I bought there. It used to be a black mini and now it's just shiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoons View Post
    Now you have me wondering, if a Provari can be powder coated.
    Spoons, your Provari is the one that had me wondering. If there were a way to refinish it, it could be "good as new" if it's still in good working order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilZoe View Post
    I don't know but someone completely polished the one I bought there. It used to be a black mini and now it's just shiny.
    I like shiny ProVari's. I just ordered a satin mini, due to arrive today, but really wanted another polished. And of course they are sold out. I keep looking at my polished wondering if there would be a way to add some brass accents. I would really dig the polished with brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennysmalls View Post
    Spoons, your Provari is the one that had me wondering. If there were a way to refinish it, it could be "good as new" if it's still in good working order.
    It is in perfect working order.. We just don't use it anymore.
    Looking closely at the wear, it almost looks like a primer color underneath of the blue. Not sure it that is some type of a base coat or the actual metal.

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    What about having it wrapped

    If they can be stripped down to a bare shell they would come up great after a powdercoat or you coukd plastidip them

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    If you can disassemble it you can refinish it in a number of ways.
    Paint, polish, glass bead,brushed, powder, chrome, nickel, anodized, ect. The possibilities are endless. It's just a hunk of metal right?

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    I know all the paint coating can be sanded off and the metal tube beneath polished but I don't know the method.

    The last Mini I bought is that way. It used to be black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbego View Post
    What about having it wrapped

    If they can be stripped down to a bare shell they would come up great after a powdercoat or you coukd plastidip them
    Someone posted that they did the plastidip to a Provari or other tube mod and it was a disaster. A friend of mine has a body shop and wants to do one in a pearlescent white. He thinks an automotive polyurethane enamel will hold up to wear and tear just fine.

    Lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been

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