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Palydaxjones

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Someone recently posted: There is no Vintage ACS Trucks Page...
Well Here Ya Go :------)

My Collection approx 1976-mid 1979.....

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Early baseplates were figure 8 chrome shape on 430 & 500 series....
ACS 430s I believe were first issued approx 1976 with full thread axles.

Sizes varied small hanger width to larger; 430, 500, 580, 650 (fat base plate) 651s....
Followed by several other ACS series later 1979-1980s.
Do not know when ACS closed their doors or bought out.

Interesting info: many skate shop dealers put black metal ACS truck base plates on Bennett Trucks because
the plastic Bennett base plates broke. To prevent kids from coming back in for Mr Bennett replacement program, 
often  dealers/skateshops simply put on ACS metal base plates!! (Mr Bennett would replace broken, for free, but might take month or longer my info :----)....
That is why sometimes seems like the ACS black base plate is OG to the Bennett Trucks when I am restoring them 35yrs later.. Cause they are!!!

ANY OTHER ACS Knowledge, History, or pictures, POST EM UP!!!

ACS magazine ad... Early 1977-ish I believe.....
The picture of the ACS 650 suggests early 1977 ad and note all series of ACS picture have black base plates.... 
No earlier issued figure 8 chrome for 430s & 500s....
*** I suspect the Gold 430s and 500s always came with Black Baseplates, no idea when first issued though....
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Are the original black ACS baseplates painted or powder coated?
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Are the original black ACS baseplates painted or powder coated?


Funny you ask that,I'm on my way to have a set powder coated today! Looks like they were originally just painted.The paint chips off them too easily for them to be powder coated.I found a mint set recently but they were chipped so I stripped them.Lets see how they turn out.
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Thanks for the reply.  I've had new trucks that I was going to ride powder coated here locally and they turned out great.  But, for a vintage restoration, I would like to try to stay as close to OG as possible.  It's hard to tell if the OG baseplates were painted or powder coated.  But, seeing how thin the paint layer looks, I think you're probably right that they are painted and not powder coated.  

Let us know how yours turn out.  BTW, how would you describe the finish to the powder coater?  Flat?  Semi-gloss?

Also, what did you use to strip the paint?

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I don't think powder coating was around in the 70's. At least not as widely used as a paint medium the way it is now. I only knew about it starting in the late 80's.
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The much to high film thicknesses for the numerous other applications, and the technology of electrostatic processing of powder coating, which was developed soon thereafter in the U.S.A., and commercialized between 1962 and 1964 in the U.S.A. and Europe, did overshadowed the fluidized-bed process. With the spray-guns made by the Sames company for electrostatic application (which gave rise to the term "Samesizing"), this hurdle was also overcome. Between 1966 and 1973 the four basic types of thermosetting resins, which are still utilized today, were developed and commercially distributed. They are epoxy, epoxy polyester hybrid, polyurethane and polyester (TGIC). The number of powder coating plants in Germany alone rose from four in 1966 to 51 in 1970. From the early 1970s, powder coating then began its march of triumph worldwide, although the growth of the powder coating market until 1980 was modest. Powder application systems until that time were expensive, the film thicknesses too high for commercial use, color change problems and high curing temperatures greatly limited the color range, effect and substrate diversity.

Since the early 1980s, powder coatings have developed worldwide through continuous growth. This has been driven forward by continuous innovations pertaining to the available materials, improved formulating know-how, advances in application technology, plus the development of new applications (e.g. MDF and coil coating). Although restrictive environmental-protection regulations continue to rise, there will be constant growth in this market for decades to come.

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Whether or not the OG is powder coat, can someone recommend a spray paint that matches the appearance of the OG very closely?
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The ones I had were gloss white.
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Anyone got an idea how rare these are? Not sure if i should keep them or use them or what. Thanks.

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WOW !!!!  THOSE ARE COOL !!!
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Yeah, I hadn't seen any in person before so i scooped them up. I figured they don't come up too often, but maybe I'm wrong?
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i bought the exact same acs kit back in the day and stumbled across them yrs ago when i was having a clear out,there was only 1 unused set left which i thought ill never use so binned them[bawl]
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I always thought the 650's were ugly as hell! [crazy]
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