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01-17-2013 08:26 PM
Mfoehrkolb
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Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
350 degrees (F or C) is still quite high for plastic, and different binding brands use different plastics at different densities. Union uses a Dupont resin which is really dense, but I still wouldn't risk it, unless you could remove the plastic components and only paint the metal ones. Wouldn't you also have to remove the original paint first? The irremovable plastic parts in the way would make that complicated anyway...

Or you could just repaint them in a high-grade enamel and apply a tough, weatherproof and flexible clear coat for protection.
--- I would assume i would be able to remove the metal parts in some way or form. If it is possible, powder coating the heel cup and whatever else that is stricly metal is what can be possible, and then just bc/cc or just the enamal ss paint the parts that have plastic around or in them. They do make adhesion promoters and flex agents you can add to the paint to aid in the durability. It's what i have to do to front and rear bumpers of cars so rocks don't chip and people who bump your car doesn't crack the paint.
01-17-2013 07:44 PM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by Mfoehrkolb View Post
--- There is low temp powder coat available. Down in the 350 degree range for when you bake the powder. Wonder if that would melt the plastic, or just low enough to not.

I'm new to the scene but if this is a common problem with bindings in general. I don't see why people don't offer this as a service.

Could make someone keep their bindings for an extra season or 2 maybe 3... The price savings would be considerable too. Drop 40-60$ on getting all your metal parts redone any color you want instead of 160-300$ on new bindings.
350 degrees (F or C) is still quite high for plastic, and different binding brands use different plastics at different densities. Union uses a Dupont resin which is really dense, but I still wouldn't risk it, unless you could remove the plastic components and only paint the metal ones. Wouldn't you also have to remove the original paint first? The irremovable plastic parts in the way would make that complicated anyway...

Or you could just repaint them in a high-grade enamel and apply a tough, weatherproof and flexible clear coat for protection.
01-17-2013 03:22 PM
Mfoehrkolb
2013 union binding &gt;HELP&lt;

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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
because for the most part no one gives a shit.
--- ... Touch sir.

What about all the girls out there that care? (figuratively and literally)

My girlfriend is so upset about the scuff she received on the top of her board when a skier slid over it lol.
01-17-2013 03:12 PM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by Mfoehrkolb View Post
I'm new to the scene but if this is a common problem with bindings in general. I don't see why people don't offer this as a service.
because for the most part no one gives a shit.
01-17-2013 03:06 PM
scotty100 I think Union sell spare heel loops on the C3 website for anyone who is concerned with paint chipping...but again, why would anyone be so concerned about paint chipping...?! Use 'em till they fall apart then buy new ones!
01-17-2013 02:54 PM
Mfoehrkolb
2013 union binding &gt;HELP&lt;

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Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
Sounds like a good idea. For Union bindings, you'd only be able to paint the heel loop though, since that's the only painted individual metal part. There are the ratchets, but they have plastic components and can't be taken apart.
--- There is low temp powder coat available. Down in the 350 degree range for when you bake the powder. Wonder if that would melt the plastic, or just low enough to not.

I'm new to the scene but if this is a common problem with bindings in general. I don't see why people don't offer this as a service.

Could make someone keep their bindings for an extra season or 2 maybe 3... The price savings would be considerable too. Drop 40-60$ on getting all your metal parts redone any color you want instead of 160-300$ on new bindings.
01-17-2013 06:53 AM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by Mfoehrkolb View Post
--- Think im going to open up shop to snowboarders and start powder coating bindings any color they can come up with and or basecoat/clear coat the color of their choice.

I still find it hard to believe they use a basic enamel paint job on them. Makes sense though since its very cheap.

Sounds like a good idea. For Union bindings, you'd only be able to paint the heel loop though, since that's the only painted individual metal part. There are the ratchets, but they have plastic components and can't be taken apart.
01-17-2013 12:02 AM
Mfoehrkolb
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Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
Nope. The metal components look like they're painted with an enamel. It's a gloss finish on the DLX and a matte finish on the Force. There doesn't seem to be a clear coat on them, which would help protect the paint. I think that that's all Union's missing.

The paint on mine has held up great besides a little scraping on the corners of the heel loops (where they've contacted the snow over time) and on the lower edges of the toe ratchets. That was after a whole season of using them, so the paint itself is pretty durable. It would last longer though with a clear coat, unless they already have one and I just haven't noticed.
--- Think im going to open up shop to snowboarders and start powder coating bindings any color they can come up with and or basecoat/clear coat the color of their choice.

I still find it hard to believe they use a basic enamel paint job on them. Makes sense though since its very cheap.
01-16-2013 03:15 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
My 390's looked like shit after two days on snow...
I have 2012's, 3 days now, and I don't see any damage really. I got them cheap so I'm expecting them to get fucked up. But so far, no.
01-16-2013 01:31 PM
scotty100
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My 390's looked like shit after two days on snow...
Yeah I had similar experience...my Rome Mobs were fkd after 3 days on the hill, disappointing yes, but rather than whine constantly on a message board I spoke immediately with Rome and got the spare parts delivered quickly. Problem solved. Who cares if they get dinged up riding, they are bindings...what do people expect?! Just make sure they work and do their job and who cares if there's a scratch here or there or the color has faded??!
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