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06 Feb 2012 09:58 #8115 by denhamfly
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I am tired of being jealous of these customized intakes and cam covers that some of our uppity members have! I want to be uppity also, please send me some info on where ya’ll have gotten your powder coating done. If you could include some in general pricing also. Pictures would be nice so I could get some ideas of what I might want.:cool:

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06 Feb 2012 17:47 #8118 by pcar928fan
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My friend (and 928 S4 owner) Ben here in Austin, TX has a business that does just that! He has done a bunch of them now and is really good at it! I think he is more careful than anyone else out there doing this frankly!

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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06 Feb 2012 19:22 #8119 by 928mac
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I am tired of being jealous of these customized intakes and cam covers that some of our uppity members have! I want to be uppity also, please send me some info on where ya’ll have gotten your powder coating done. If you could include some in general pricing also. Pictures would be nice so I could get some ideas of what I might want.:cool:


LOL I want to be uppity too. ha ha
you go buddy

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07 Feb 2012 07:49 #8129 by denhamfly
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My friend (and 928 S4 owner) Ben here in Austin, TX has a business that does just that! He has done a bunch of them now and is really good at it! I think he is more careful than anyone else out there doing this frankly!


James do you have a phone number for Ben?

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07 Feb 2012 20:24 #8132 by pcar928fan
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Let me check in with Ben and see what is up and get back to you.

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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08 Feb 2012 08:21 #8137 by denhamfly
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Let me check in with Ben and see what is up and get back to you.


Thanks, for the follow up.

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08 Feb 2012 15:23 #8140 by pcar928fan
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contact Ben!

Absolute best way to reach me is
via e-mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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14 Feb 2012 21:29 #8202 by smtcapecod
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Perhaps more importantly, will there soon be a new vendor offer for OC member for Ben's powder coating svcs? Hmm?

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15 Feb 2012 07:50 #8205 by denhamfly
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Perhaps more importantly, will there soon be a new vendor offer for OC member for Ben's powder coating svcs? Hmm?


I will see what old Ben can do, Thanks!

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23 Feb 2012 19:39 #8312 by Normy1
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I had a local small company do my intake a few years ago, and they did an average job, in my opinion. There are bubble spots in a few places; they didn't outgas them enough.

That sucks. I guess I could have them redone, but the look is stil VASTY better than before, and I clean them every other year rather than weekly now. The difference in cleaning is ENORMOUS! They always look clean whereas before they needed polishing on a regular basis in order to look new. In fact, if I had to do it over, I'd do the water bridge [silver], the fuel rails [gold], and the fuel rail crossover at the front with the fuel damper in gold, to match the color they came from the factory, and make the engine look like it is February 1985 instead of February 2012.

Powder coating RULES! My total cost for the intake was $125. Dirt cheap! If I ever pull the heads I'll have them done on the top!

N!

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23 Feb 2012 23:41 #8313 by pcar928fan
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Oscar, did you pick up that intake stuff from Ben? I saw it a couple of weeks ago BEAUTIFUL! I can't imagine you would be disappointed. Ben is a 928 guy and KNOWS all the pit falls and problems with PC'ing these things and has overcome them!

James
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30 Apr 2014 17:36 #17142 by rod@928oc
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Anyone know where S-4 intake manifolds can be powder coated to match factory??

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30 Apr 2014 19:04 #17143 by mm928
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Where are you? That will help people make suggestions
Almost any good shop can likely do a real good match, but of course you have to give them something to work with, like a pic or old manifold to show them etc. I had my Spider done (quite non-factory) and after just discussing and looking at samples, they came up with a really nice scheme for me.

Good Luck

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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01 May 2014 06:58 #17151 by wallyp
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Be aware that the "factory color" might not be what you think it is, nor what you want!

We got a new factory manifold for a customer, and it was a bright, not very attractive, aluminum-paint color...

Some of the "molten silver" fine-particle wheel paints are very nice.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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28 Aug 2014 20:19 #17520 by smtcapecod
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Surface prep is key.
Early pc attempts didn't seem to holdfast and people discussed potential off-gassing of embeded material of nuances of the alloy.

One place that has been dealing with 928s specifically in addition to other projects, is Legend Garage in Texas. Of course, you are facing shipping with that option. But he/they will work with you with respect to the surface prep, whether any imperfections are to be machined/filled etc.

No affiliation.

Edit: Here is their write up on their process: legendgarage.com/process/

Geez, just notice April post date- hope it went well, post pics of results!

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29 Aug 2014 17:39 #17526 by mm928
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You need to go to a place that takes their time to do it right for your application. I had mine done and the shop knew not only about the out-gassing but that I needed a special treatment because of the kind of metal etc. It was just a little extra as I recall. He needed a week to get it done because he had to do the baking and extra treatment etc.in order etc. but the result is tremendous and looks like the day it was done over a year ago.

Mine is in Fredericksburg Va however,,, so just some background advice I picked up.

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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05 Sep 2014 10:49 #17547 by wallyp
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A warning for anyone who is powder coating the intake manifold...

The coating is a good insulator, which means that the temp sensors on the manifold won't work any more. You will need to ensure that the sensors are actually grounded, or the engine will not run well.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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18 Sep 2014 21:42 #17626 by smtcapecod
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Try a search for legend garage or Legends garage in Texas.
First, they have some info on the website about p/cing the 928 parts in particular, that should be helpful.
Second, they have some knowledge of same. Not recommending for refurbishment, just providing a point of info.

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