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  Hot Rod Jim's Chassis Shop

Jim has been powder coating for over 20 years and with our local powder coating source moving out of town Jim decided it was time to build a new state of the art oven that will service any and all of our automotive coating needs and yours.

Q: What is powder coat?
A: Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". Source:

Q: I’ve got hard to reach areas that need to be coated like between body mount gussets or in between roll cage bars?
A: Powder coat will float down into those hard to reach sections and attach itself to the conductive surface and attach until the powder is baked and hardened and cured. We powder coat cars right after blasting instead of priming in the hard to reach sections of the bodies. Floor boards inside and out, under the dash and all those hard to reach places inside the body. (Photos coming soon of a 57 2 door hardtop we coated)

Q: How big a part can Hot Rod Jim’s coat?
A: Our oven is 7.5’ wide, 8’ tall and 18’ long So we can coat almost anything you need for your automotive project.

Q: How long does the powder coat need to cure before it can be handled and installed?
A: As soon as the part comes out of the oven its done. Cool it off so you can handle the part and the powder is fully cured and ready for installation.

Q: What should I not powder coat?
A: Anything that cannot be heated to 400 degrees F for over an hour. Parts that are heat treated, parts with plastics or oil inside are not normally a good idea for coating. Parts have soaked in lots of oil (engine blocks) when these are heated the oil normally rises up through the surface under the powder and causes the powder to fall off after the piece cools. There are tricks, give us a call or drop us an email if you have any questions.

Q: Do you sand blast?
A: Yes, we will take on small sand blasting projects here but only sand blasting. We do not have any other media blasting equipment, bead, walnut or soda. If we can’t blast it there are local blasters that we can out source to.

Q: What should I Powder coat
A: Whatever you want. Here are some quick ideas.

  • Cars and Trucks
    • Frames
    • Bodies
    • Suspension components (without rubber, oil or ball joints)
      • Knuckles
      • Spindles
      • A frames
      • Strut housings
      • Cradles
      • Axles
      • Control Arms
    • Fuel Tanks
    • Wheels
    • Roll Cages
      • In or out of the car
      • We can coat the whole car insides and the cage
    • Exhaust (we can apply hot coat and bake it on with our oven)
  • Motor Cycle
    • Frames
    • Forks
    • Swing arms
    • Rims
    • Nuts and bolts
    • Handle Bars
  • Furniture
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Decorations
  • Excursive equipment
    • Weights
    • Bars
    • Machines


Don's 1957 H2 Door Hardtop

          Sand blasting of the floorboards inside and out, under the dash, inside the roof and inside the rear trunk area. These areas were then powdercoated to prevent the repaired areas from rusting out again. The powdercoat then functions as a primer for the next coat of paint or under coating.

          Blasting and Coating, Price $850.00


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