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Old 07-09-2018, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone powder coated a bow riser?

Lots of posts on here about powder coating tumblers and guns and truck parts and stuff... thinking about getting my Elite XLR refinished and looking for a place near DFW. Anyone had good luck with a powder coated bow? Any recommendations for shops in the DFW area?
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:54 AM   #2
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I deal with it all the time Maybe you could do the riser . But PC is thick even with a light coat, some areas that are tight tolerance its not going to work very well . Most are anodized to start with but you could also look into cerakote or a product like it .

I used to PC as well the temp it has to be cooked at may be an effect on certain parts . as well it has to be blasted or chemical stripped as well ..

Just my thoughts on it Myself would not do it I would fear the riser would warp .. temp for most PC is 450- 500 ish .
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:11 AM   #3
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I have seen many of them dipped!
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:12 AM   #4
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I have seen a lot of risers powder coated on Archerytalk.

A lot of people like Kolorfusion but hear the wait is very long.

Spray paint sucks, it will scratch very easily. So if you choose paint use quality paint and have it sprayed.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:27 AM   #5
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I would suggest ceracoat or duracoat. I believe you would be much happier that way.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:38 AM   #6
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I would add that if the PC is done correctly on riser and maybe they use a UV lamp to cure vs an oven . If the riser where mounted so it could not twist or warp that would be the way to go as well . I see parts all the time that are ruined by PC .
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:27 PM   #7
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Wonder if it is possible to find a place that has experience with archery equipment near by. I contacted a place near my home in Mansfield and was told I would have to strip it myself and they would PC it for $250. Seems a little steep when 19Ē wheels go for $120 - $150 at most places. I figure he just doesnít want to do it so heís jacking up the price.

Iíll look into cerakote. I was thinking about having the limb pockets done in cerakote anyway...
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:17 PM   #8
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Why not get it dipped? Is it not as durable?
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:29 PM   #9
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Why not get it dipped? Is it not as durable?

Well, I wouldnít think it would be as durable. Iím not opposed to dipping except that in my mind Iím imagining a more painstaking stripping process...

For my bow Iím looking for something very glossy and eye catching. This is going to primarily be for 3D and target shooting, so Iím not looking for Camo. Iíd like a prismatic effect or something like that. Maybe a kandy style finish. I guess I didnít think I could get that in a hydro dipped finish. Iím also looking for something more durable than paint.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:54 AM   #10
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Will void all factory warranties.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:30 AM   #11
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Well, I wouldnít think it would be as durable. Iím not opposed to dipping except that in my mind Iím imagining a more painstaking stripping process...

For my bow Iím looking for something very glossy and eye catching. This is going to primarily be for 3D and target shooting, so Iím not looking for Camo. Iíd like a prismatic effect or something like that. Maybe a kandy style finish. I guess I didnít think I could get that in a hydro dipped finish. Iím also looking for something more durable than paint.
Sounds to me Hydrographics is exactly what you are looking for. We use an automotive high gloss 2K clear coat. These type clears have UV protection and a flex additive. It's going to be as durable as the finish on your vehicle. Plus there are numerous flashy type patterns to choose from.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:30 PM   #12
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Will void all factory warranties.

Well, I bought the bow used and it had a custom paint job on it. I checked with Elite and was told the warranty is void because of the paint.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:30 PM   #13
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Sounds to me Hydrographics is exactly what you are looking for. We use an automotive high gloss 2K clear coat. These type clears have UV protection and a flex additive. It's going to be as durable as the finish on your vehicle. Plus there are numerous flashy type patterns to choose from.


Iíll shoot you a PM for more info. Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:54 PM   #14
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I had my riser powder coated by a guy in Leander, turned out awesome. I painted the limbs myself flat black and they turned out awesome! The riser is a gun metal grey color.

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