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JHENS87
07-28-2011, 12:40 AM
Well after a 2 week wait, i got my riser back from the powdercoater. Needless to say he did a horrible job and didnt get paid what he wanted. between the bubbles and it already coming off in spots, im beyond the point of being mad. my main question is, has anyone duracoated a riser? Ive never used it before, but have painted several cars/motorcycles with regular paint so I know im capable of doing it without runs. Does anyone have a good powdercoater that can get me this riser back asap and it be as close to elites perfection as possible? hate having such a great bow with what he did to it. Thanks for letting me vent, and here's some pics of what not to do when you powdercoat a riser.

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/JHENS87/dde8cbff.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/JHENS87/4d2979f6.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/JHENS87/c002e5b6.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/JHENS87/4e0a3ac9.jpg

seejakerun
07-28-2011, 12:58 AM
hmm, doesent seem like he cleaned it right before coating it or he didnt bake it right , but im not an expert.

top gun 80
07-28-2011, 01:00 AM
I wouldn't have paid anything for a job like that. Now you will have to pay somebody else to strip it so it can be done right. JMO

ohio mossy oak
07-28-2011, 01:05 AM
Looks like ya got :censored2:ed!!

JHENS87
07-28-2011, 01:06 AM
i got screwed, ill admit it. i was ready to just get my bow back and be on my way. wish he woulda left it stripped and i woulda found someone else. live n learn and move on

ohio mossy oak
07-28-2011, 01:07 AM
i got screwed, ill admit it. i was ready to just get my bow back and be on my way. wish he woulda left it stripped and i woulda found someone else. live n learn and move on
Did ya at least get a reach around from the guy b4 he :censored2:ed ya?

JHENS87
07-28-2011, 01:09 AM
no :( he wasnt gentle either

ohio mossy oak
07-28-2011, 01:10 AM
no :( he wasnt gentle either

:jaw::spank:

tomkat04
07-28-2011, 08:14 AM
I blasted mine first and had it looking good. $25 later I got a bow that was powdercoated matte black and looks like it came from Elite. It's boxed up and heading north or i'd show a pic. It did take two weeks tho to get back.

It is my keeper e-500. My dealer was really impressed with it.

fence
07-28-2011, 08:23 AM
I would take it back to him and make him fix it!!!!

Hunterpete
07-28-2011, 08:57 AM
Were you trying to do a gloss black? how much did he charge you?

Karbon
07-28-2011, 09:17 AM
Wow...hot mess right there. Sorry buddy.
There was a PC guy on here that did some good work for a few people...

tomkat04
07-28-2011, 09:20 AM
Wow...hot mess right there. Sorry buddy.
There was a PC guy on here that did some good work for a few people...

He did great work! Did quite a bit for me. I went local this time and was happy.

Whaack
07-28-2011, 11:53 AM
Sorry to see that. That looks terrible.

JHENS87
07-28-2011, 12:50 PM
told him satin black. you would think he had a clue what he was doing with a bow, considering his shop is next door to one of the only bowshops in the area. still unsure what im gonna do

Claydoh
07-28-2011, 01:32 PM
Well, if he did that and handed it back to you ...I would not give him a chance to make it worse. I've seen rattle can jobs that looked better than that.

hyj
07-28-2011, 01:51 PM
that sucks, it looks horrible, think I'd tell him congratulations sir, ya just bought a riser...

340axis
07-28-2011, 02:16 PM
Quality workmanship is hard to find these days thats why we are all so loyal to Elite!

ohio mossy oak
07-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Were you trying to do a gloss black? how much did he charge you?

From the looks of it too much??

jkk
07-29-2011, 11:26 AM
This is one of the reasons that we really do not advocate powdercoating our bows. Unfortunately that powder probably is so thick that the pockets won't fit back in on it. We hold powder thickness tolerances pretty tight as it's critical to the fit of our components. There's a similar concern with dipping, but it's no where as thick as powder is.

In order to properly re-powder a bow you need to have it completely stripped and find a quality powdercoater who can replicate the thickness of the original powder. It's more difficult than it seems to do. It's far easier to sell your bow and buy one in the right color/camo pattern :)

340axis
07-29-2011, 01:24 PM
Jkk maybe you could start an Elite factory custom shop. Only special orders higher cost of course. At least that way they would be done correctly.

jjbuilder
07-29-2011, 03:16 PM
Could be like the Gibson or Fender guitars custom shops. Instead of the Clapton or Slash model guitars you could have the Texas Ten-Signature NVG model or a Smeagol-Signature Precious or Slimer model, signed and fully rigged just like the originals. :)

It would be cool if they could do some custom dips or colors for an additional fee that would match the Elite quality.

bfoot
07-30-2011, 11:52 AM
Terrible job! I stripped a APA Black Mamba XL and took it to a local motorcycle custom shop and they powder coated everything (riser, limb pockets, cable slide, string stop) for $35 and it was a great job. You must have got someone who just does not have the appropriate skills. I would not give up on powder coating. Take it to someone else to do over. Powder coating is more durable that duracoate and cheaper by the time you buy the materials.

bob