After pouring through forums and researching hundreds of links, here’s a list of the vendors I’ve found online that either have the best prices, readily stock what I need, or have the best customer service for the parts I need. Not necessarily in that order but you decide for yourself.
Powder Depot is the premier marketplace for powder coating, powder coating supplies and powder coating equipment. As an authorized retailer of Axalta®, PowderDepot.com™they carry Alesta® Powders, including all RAL colors, and will custom package powders in 1, 3 and 5 lb., reusable containers. They also carry major brand name supplies and parts from vendors such as Axalta, 3M, BCI (Bulk Chemicals Incorporated) and Maverick to name a few.
They’re the ideal place to pick-up small orders of powder for custom engine parts powder coating jobs.
For the Corvette C4, I picked up a set ofRebuilt Bosch III 24lb Fuel Injectors and saved a bundle.The Fuel Injector Connection sells a full line of new injectors as well as their own“Blue Demon” injectors that are perfectly flow balanced and rebuilt with viton o-rings. They use state of the art equipment designed to Dynamically flow match injectors to 1% at pulse widths from .5 to 12ms. They also have a specialized machining process to make their nozzles to strict tolerances. Even better yet, all of their reconditioning work and rebuilt injectors are guaranteed for 3 years. Great work guys!
Dupli-Color® Vinyl & Fabric is the way to give your tired old vinyl interiors some new life. I’ve used this product and saved hundreds of dollars. All you need is a little elbow grease, some time and the pay off is great! You can restore or customize your interior vinyl seats, dash boards, door panels, shifter boots and consoles with Dupli-Color® Vinyl & Fabric Coating. The best part is that it’s also formulated with a maximum adhesion promoter so there’s no need for primer, and it won’t crack, peel or chip. Check them out at www.duplicolor.com.
I’ve used Chem-Dip as a great alternative to media blasting, carb cleaner or brake cleaner . It gets into those hard to reach areas and best of all, it’s minimal elbow grease. It’s fast-acting immersion cleaner for all metal parts, including alloys. Removes gum, varnish, sludge, carbon, and grease without heat or agitation. It’s also non-chlorinated and nonflammable formula is VOC-compliant in all states. Safe on plastic and rubber and will not cause rusting.
Bosch Professional Preferred Remanufactured Alternators are built especially for extremes of heat, cold and high demand. They are built to last using the highest quality materials and the most technologically advanced processes. All alternator parts are 100% factory tested prior to and during re-manufacturing to assure that they meet or exceed original equipment specifications. And every Bosch re-manufactured alternator is full-load tested to guarantee compliance with Bosch’s strict performance specifications.
Engineered Cooling Products ECP is located in Chicago, IL and dedicated to only producing high quality aluminum radiators. What I like about these guys is that they don’t manufacture headers, rims, exhaust systems, intakes, cylinder heads, etc. – just aluminum radiators and they do it well. I’m always a big supported of specialized companies like this where I can contact them directly and get product info and support right away. They back their products up with a 2 year or lifetime warranty, depending on the radiator. I used their 1984-1989 Corvette C4 Aluminum Radiator as an upgrade to the OEM the car came with. Give Frank a call at 773-599-3067 or fill out their form and they’ll get back to you quickly.