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Steel it or powder coating

What is better? Steel-it or powder coating?


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outlaws4x4

Well-Known Member
Right guys n girls Steel it's been around long enough now to get a good comparison so I would like an un biased results please.
What is better and why, steel it or powder coating? Which holds up better for longer?
 

gwizz

Well-Known Member
neither. i mean if someone paid for the prep it would be steelit... but for my personal stuff black rustoloum from your local parts store cannot be beat, good contrast for when things crack easy to brush off or weld through. above 200 amps thin paint dont matter/turns to smoke.

powder coat is something i would do exclusively for wheels and nothing else like suspension or structure/anything i want to check for cracks. powder coat is better suited for rims and if you want random bullshit colored but dont want to spend real money on paint.
 

Bert is my name

Well-Known Member
I like steel it but it takes a little more prep than paint. The surfaces need a little more "tooth" to get it to adhere well. Rough d.a. finish or sand blast seems to work well.
 

Marcelnunez

Member
STEEL IT 100% over powder coat for a few reasons. 1. lasts WAY longer.
2. you cant touch up powder coat like you can steel it.
3. steelit will show cracks, powder coat wont.
 

Rprice

Well-Known Member
STEEL IT 100% over powder coat for a few reasons. 1. lasts WAY longer.
2. you cant touch up powder coat like you can steel it.
3. steelit will show cracks, powder coat wont.
Never in a million years will steelit last longer than powdercoat. #2 is correct.
 

JP_JCM

Member
Never in a million years will steelit last longer than powdercoat. #2 is correct.
This is very wrong. No powder coat will ever pass a 4500hr astm salt air test, like steelit will. Powder coat doesnt adhere to the surface like steelit does.
 

JP_JCM

Member
Neither one is all that great. Epoxy based coatings like endura hold up.
Steel it has epoxy coatings. The motorsports poly urethane is actually the lowest quality coating they offer. But, since they dont offer the epoxy coating in an aerosol can it is overlooked.
 
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