Tuesday, July 25, 2017

T-Rex DuraCoat Machine - Photo Heavy Build Update



Greetings DuraCoat® Fans!

We are way overdue for an update on the T-Rex! The DuraCoat® Machine is coming along rather quickly now that summer is in full swing. Lots of man hours have been put into gutting, customizing, and DuraCoating this bad boy. It still has a long way to go but for all of you following this build we know you will be happy with this picture-heavy update. Here we go!























Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DuraCoat® Quick Tip – DuraCoating in Winter?




As we head into the winter months, we tend to get a lot of questions about how to DuraCoat® in the colder weather.

Can I DuraCoat® in the winter?
Can I DuraCoat® outside in the cold?
At what temps can I apply DuraCoat®?

The answer is yes! You can apply DuraCoat® in temperatures down to 50°F. The ideal temperature range for DuraCoat® application is between 65°F and 75°F, but spraying in colder temps is possible. Make sure to allow your parts to acclimate to the temperature of the spray booth (or garage, or outside) for at least an hour before spraying. This will allow the condensation time to evaporate before spraying. Remember, condensation can be present even if you can’t see it. Keep your DuraCoat®, DuraBlue®, etc. around 65°F-70°F until you are ready to spray. After spraying, bring the parts in to a warm environment to dry.

Another related question we get this time of year is, “Does DuraCoat® freeze?” The answer is no. DuraCoat®, DuraBlue®, Hardener, Reducer, etc. do not freeze. If UPS leaves your DuraCoat® package outside on your porch in -30°F it will not damage it in any way. Products such as our parkerizing solutions may freeze but they will be just fine once they thaw.

On a side note, storing your DuraCoat®, Hardener, and other related items in a fridge or freezer (without food) will actually extend the shelf life!




Monday, October 24, 2016

The DuraCoat® Machine - Part 3: The T-Rex Comes Home



In part one of this series we introduced you to T-Rex, The DuraCoat® Machine. If you missed out on that you can read up on it here: Part 1: The Rise of the T-Rex.

And in part two we saw the beast on the dyno. You can see that here if you missed it: Part 2: The Roar of the T-Rex.

Finally, T-Rex comes home! We have been waiting for this day for months and trust us, it was worth the wait! Watch below to see its return, see our first ride, and learn what is yet to come!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The DuraCoat® Machine - Part 2.5: The Roar of the T-Rex – Engine Install!



In part one of this series we introduced you to T-Rex, The DuraCoat® Machine. If you missed out on that you can read up on it here: Part 1 - The Rise of the T-Rex

And in part two we saw the beast on the dyno. You can see that here if you missed it: Part 2 - The Roar of the T-Rex - Dyno Test

Now the engine has been mounted and we can finally hear it roar! We discovered that this baby has so much power that the existing brake system would not hold it at a stop so those have been upgraded with hydroboost. New mufflers also needed to be installed to ward off any undesirable attention from the local PD. Roar Baby Roar!