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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by JJay03, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. JJay03

    JJay03 AboristSite Guru

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    You powder coated or painted your stihl another color other then white/orange. Dont get me wrong the white/orange looks pretty good but man an all gloss black 361 would look pretty sick! In a good way lol. Not that I would do it cause ide be worried about warranty and resale but has anyone ever painted there saws another color? I searched and could not find anyone who has.
     
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    Who do you know local that does powder coating Jay?
     
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    i vote for husky orange itl add 2 horse 3 tourqe
     
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    Cincinnati powder coating would do some on the side stuff usually. My friend had them quote us a price on some brake calipers before. I actually would not be worried about resale to tell you the truth tho since I will prob keep this saw forever. Maybe if the white starts to wear off ill think about it :).
     
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    I almost got a Jonsered because I liked the red/black so much. Not that they arent good saws but I like my stihl.
     
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    Keep on the sunny side JJ lol
     
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    Unless you want to strip the saw down for a complete rebuild, 2 part automotive paint will be easier than powder. My local powder guy strips and bakes everything(800*F to remove grease and oil), cleans, and powders, and then bakes at like 450*F.

    2 part paints cure like epoxy and are impervious to fuel, unlike :censored:rattlecan paint.

    Hmmmmm bend the handlebar, paint it black over red....almost a Jred!:clap:
     
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    Epoxy is your friend here. It's very resistant to petrol, solvents etc.

    prepare the surface well, any grease and it'll peel off easier than a post-it note. same goes for any paint.
     
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    Yeah it would be a rebuild job most likely and would not copy a jonsered. Ide want it powder coated cause it holds up to scratching better. Just a cool thought an all black stihl with maybe some silver accents. It would be a long time before I attempted it on my 361 maybe if I got an old stihl to rebuild it would be a fun project. Most stihl die hards would prob roll over in their grave tho.
     
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    I bet that after john deere has the stihl line for a year or so, they will tell stihl to paint em green, and john deere gets what they want...
     
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    Wait stihl is going to be making saws for john deere??
     
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    Just this weekend I've considered getting some good orange paint for my STIHL bars that need paint.

    The whole saw?...I don't know about that.
     
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    This was all I found...
    John Deere, the manufacturer of tractors and other agricultural equipment, announced Tuesday that Stihl will be the "preferred supplier" of hand-held power tools for Deere's dealers in the United States and Canada.
    So they will still be sold under the stihl name with the stihl colors im sure.
     
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    How do you plan to powder coat plastic ??
     
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    I prob would not powder coat the plastic parts but ive seen it done before not sure how the process is different though. Though I think the plastic intake I seen it done on would hold up to heat better also.
     

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