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Topic: Multiplying bottles refurbish: paint vrs anodize?
Message: Posted by: wkitwizard (Feb 22, 2011 04:59PM)
Can a powdercoat anodized process create the look of "real glass" vrs a paint job? What if the
painting was coated with a "diamond finish" varnish?
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Feb 22, 2011 07:52PM)
http://alsacorp.com/portable_powder_coating_system/index.html

Scroll ALL the way down and look at the powdercoated bottles...
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Feb 22, 2011 09:50PM)
That whole system is simply amazing!!
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Feb 22, 2011 10:13PM)
I know.. I've wanted this system for a long time.. they have a brown "candy' that actually looks quite a bit like glass.. but it's not on the website anymore..

I ALMOST imported unfinished overseas multiplying bottles.. but finally figured that after importing.. powder coating in chrome and then candy coating.. ..and everything that goes with selling them.. they would end up quite expensive..
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Feb 22, 2011 10:29PM)
They'd still be hard to beat those recent ones coming from Japan. I think Hocus Pocus was carrying them?
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Feb 22, 2011 11:01PM)
I coiuld have beat the price tag by a lot.. but not come anywhere NEAR the quality. Those are an ART!!!
Message: Posted by: wkitwizard (Feb 22, 2011 11:26PM)
Yeah, just a mere $1500. Oh well...
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Feb 23, 2011 12:52AM)
The guy who first announced them here was talking a price around a grand, but then a US dealer got involved. Up go the prices.
Message: Posted by: wkitwizard (Feb 23, 2011 11:30AM)
Profit margin's what it's all about...
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 23, 2011 11:42AM)
Postage and tarriffs drive the price up as well. Hocus-Pocus was not necessarily making $500 on a sale.

wkitwizard, to answer your question, paint vs. anadize, the answer is price. Even if you can find a local company, they would have to stop production, just for your 8 or 9 bottles. That is an expensive process.

Looking at all the examples of members painting their bottles, there is nothing wrong with what they have posted so far. To give a shine to the bottle just put a clear coat on top, or put multiple coats of paint on while sanding between coats. The more level the paint the more shine produced.
Message: Posted by: wa-na-be (Feb 23, 2011 11:57AM)
Not sure if this would help but here is a system from http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?category=&q=powder+coat
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Feb 23, 2011 12:28PM)
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On 2011-02-23 12:42, wmhegbli wrote:

Looking at all the examples of members painting their bottles, there is nothing wrong with what they have posted so far. To give a shine to the bottle just put a clear coat on top, or put multiple coats of paint on while sanding between coats. The more level the paint the more shine produced.
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The only thing I'd add here is if the bottles are different colors, clear coat is almost madatory unless you want them to trade paint.
Message: Posted by: IDOTRIX (Feb 24, 2011 08:54AM)
Bet HP is making at least $500
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Feb 24, 2011 09:04AM)
Just a quick note: anodizing is a process that is specific to non-ferrous metals like aluminum, titanium, niobium, etc. The non-conductive property of glass makes anodizing impossible.
Message: Posted by: wkitwizard (Feb 24, 2011 11:18AM)
What brand of paint would you suggest? Does the clear cote give the appearance of "glass"?
Thanks
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Mar 29, 2011 09:25PM)
Anodizing would be impossible.. but you can Powdercoat anything that can stand to be baked to 415 degrees F, so glass would be OK
Message: Posted by: wkitwizard (Apr 4, 2011 03:55PM)
Used Krylon outdoor/indoor enamel for good-looking results.