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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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a buddy of mine powercoats rims and we are thinking about doing custom stems and hookah accessories, because hookahs only really come in basic metal colors. so i could make any hookah in any color, and powder coat doesnt really wear off and is heat resistant. what do you guys think about this?
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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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I would like to see one done. Then I may consider it. Have alwasy though about using a cheap one for a group pipe anyway. might be cool to have it colored too.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:23 PM
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a lot of chinese rigs do this, however i guess if you wanted a better rig to look different thats one path to take
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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:46 PM
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i'm going to do my mini mya gloss black and see how it looks, and post some pictures
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Old July 9th, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Can you powder coat in UV or glow in the dark paint?
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Old July 9th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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Can you powder coat in UV or glow in the dark paint?
yea, this would look sweet
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Old July 9th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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yea, this would look sweet
*pictures UV QT in blacklight room*
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Old July 9th, 2009, 04:39 PM
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uv shouldnt be a problem and glow in the dark comes in the form of clear coat. so i suppose you could even keep your hookah the same metal color and put glow in the dark clear coat on it. as far as colors go, im pretty sure i can get every imaginable color. im going to do it this weekend to my mini. ill let you guys know how it looks, but if you have any ideas feel free to post em.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Perhaps cover your vase in masking tape. Then use a razor blade and stencil out a cool design, then powdercoat it.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 05:48 PM
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Can you powder coat in UV or glow in the dark paint?
they make it for sure, ive seen it at casewel
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uv shouldnt be a problem and glow in the dark comes in the form of clear coat. so i suppose you could even keep your hookah the same metal color and put glow in the dark clear coat on it. as far as colors go, im pretty sure i can get every imaginable color. im going to do it this weekend to my mini. ill let you guys know how it looks, but if you have any ideas feel free to post em.
the clear coat uv has a bit of green color to it though. powder coat does come is a lot of colors though
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Perhaps cover your vase in masking tape. Then use a razor blade and stencil out a cool design, then powdercoat it.
you cant powder coat glass, you need electrical charges on the base and the powder, cant put a charge on glass, not mention that i dont think it would even stick to glass


the only thing i would wonder about is if the warm spots up by the top of the stem will give any issues when heated, i know powdercoat is pretty safe with heat and pretty high temp depending on the type so it should not be an issue but something to look at (MSDS should give you the info you need for this)

cool idea i might be interested, i want to know how/if you could do a full coating to prevent any rust. if so you could make a "cheap" rig that smoked well but had bad materials in to a great rig

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Id be interested possibly, id want to know aprox. prices and such, most of us would have to ship our stuff out as well, so wed have to know price + shipping there and back.
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Too bad Anodizing it not good for steel.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 06:53 PM
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Too bad Anodizing it not good for steel.
ive never seen anodizing for steel, i dont know how it would work since i dont see a way to build up oxide that can be sealed in

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as far as the temperatures go, my buddy did his brake calipers on his audi tt and it hasnt shown any wear on the finish, so i dont think the heat will actually melt the finish or anything. as far as the fumes and such that might be present (ie sitting a coal on the tray) im going to do a few expirements this weekend. and also, i didnt think you could powder the glass, but if you pre heat it up after you sandblast it, it aprently works. another thing im going to be trying. you guys got any suggestions color suggestions for this mya? im thinking gloss black....
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Old July 9th, 2009, 08:17 PM
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sorry about the crummy picture quality. and the reflections. i brok photoshop on my hackentosh :|
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Default Re: multi colored hookah stems

I would do something more different than black. There are way too many all black hookahs on the market already
http://www.hookahdistributors.com/st...rina_black.jpg
http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/p..._Black---L.jpg
http://www.thehookah.com/images/W/d_vagabond_onyx.jpg

I mean, you could if you want, but if you have this opportunity to have whatever color you want, i would go with something a bit more unique and original.

Of course, i would recommend green. But thats just me
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as far as the temperatures go, my buddy did his brake calipers on his audi tt and it hasnt shown any wear on the finish, so i dont think the heat will actually melt the finish or anything. as far as the fumes and such that might be present (ie sitting a coal on the tray) im going to do a few expirements this weekend. and also, i didnt think you could powder the glass, but if you pre heat it up after you sandblast it, it aprently works. another thing im going to be trying. you guys got any suggestions color suggestions for this mya? im thinking gloss black....
honestly unless you wanted super exact match on color and texture there is no reason to powdercoat a vase. i could see it holding on sandblasted glass but i think its a lot more work that it would be to just color the glass in production

you know now that i think about it my friend was talking about this, idk if he figured out if coals in the tray would be an issue or not or if it was something he still needed to look into. i honestly would want to see the MSDS or other official info from them about any fumes that are released from it. i also think a coal directly on it might cause an issue but kinda think just heat wont be an issue. i would no assume anything though

as to color black or something random and cool, the minis are cheap so if you dont like it you can spend another 25 and get one to mess around with again

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