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Prepping Provari for paint job

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by Mezrein, Jan 15, 2014.

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  1. Mezrein

    Mezrein Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So I have a satin Provari old body style that I want to paint. I want to keep the satin type of finish, and I want to make sure the paint is durable. Anyone have a how to guide to painting these things? Where to get the paint, how to prep the body, etc?


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  2. Splatnext

    Splatnext Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    In case your wondering all the views and no replies, I don't think anyone presently here has done a paint job themselves.

    We have a couple of owners of repainted ProVaris here and someone is going to send there in to have it done but otherwise...
    Feel free and step forward and tell us about the improved ProVari that you did.
     
  3. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Look into Cerakote. It's going to involve some sanding, some disassembling & some voiding of the warranty. Can't say I'd recommend doing it, but it's your mod.
     
  4. Mezrein

    Mezrein Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sheesh that looks super involved. Here I thought I could get a cab of spray paint. Lol


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  5. Technonut

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    I'm planning on using this to refinish one of mine:

    GUN-KOTE™ OVEN CURE, GUN FINISH | Brownells


     
  6. Strangebrew

    Strangebrew Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Powder Coat?! I'll supply the oven, you supply the juice.
     
  7. Joka

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    Instead of painting it, (which imo would just be a regret) have you thought about anodizing a fade or splash?
     
  8. Strangebrew

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    May the world be your canvas.
     
  10. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I haven't been to Brownell's in a while. Spray on Cerakote... genius!

    You cannot anodize stainless steel.
     
  11. Spydro

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    That seems to suggest it is out of warranty to me.

    If/when I need to do one I'll have it powder coated by Count's Kustoms.
     
  12. Strangebrew

    Strangebrew Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mezrein, How the progress going?
     
  13. Splatnext

    Splatnext Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't know about Mezrein, but I'm to the point that it can be repainted, the old color has bin sanded of and I have removed the innards so that I have the naked steel tube and end cap.
     
  14. Strangebrew

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    I remember viewing gold plating done to a Provari on YouTube... The raw metal Provari would also look nice.
     
  15. AngiBe

    AngiBe ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Would love to see a finished paint job on a ProVari if anyone has one!
     
  16. momtomater

    momtomater Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm actually going to paint a white one. Just paint over top with a gel polish. Cures with a UV light. I've been using gel polish for a few years on my fingers and toes so it shouldn't be hard but I'm going to do a rainbow grad.

    Tapping away on an android device and probably painting my nails while vaping
     
  17. Jimi D.

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    Send it off to Orange County Choppers :p
     
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