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So, as reported by others, the finish on my All Star FM4000 transitioned from a nice brushed / polished aluminum color to a disappointing dull grey color over time. I took it over to the powder coater on Friday. He looked it over and said that it looks like there may not have been much of a clear coat applied to it which led it to dull. Neverthless, for $25 he chemically removed the old finish, did some blasting, and then powder coated it back to a beautiful brushed aluminum color. He also applied about 4 coats of clear afterward so my hope is that this finish holds up longer than the stock finish. My setup is:

 

All Star FM4000 with brushed aluminum powder coat

 

Stock All Star Harness with the two extra straps removed

 

Team Wendy Black Pads

 

Champro Vented Throat Gurad (4.5 Inch)

Don't even tell us you're posting in the Mask Porn thread without a picture!?!?!

 

 

Had to reduce the image sizes.  They should be good now.

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So, as reported by others, the finish on my All Star FM4000 transitioned from a nice brushed / polished aluminum color to a disappointing dull grey color over time. I took it over to the powder coater on Friday. He looked it over and said that it looks like there may not have been much of a clear coat applied to it which led it to dull. Neverthless, for $25 he chemically removed the old finish, did some blasting, and then powder coated it back to a beautiful brushed aluminum color. He also applied about 4 coats of clear afterward so my hope is that this finish holds up longer than the stock finish. My setup is:

 

All Star FM4000 with brushed aluminum powder coat

 

Stock All Star Harness with the two extra straps removed

 

Team Wendy Black Pads

 

Champro Vented Throat Gurad (4.5 Inch)

Don't even tell us you're posting in the Mask Porn thread without a picture!?!?!

 

 

Had to reduce the image sizes.  They should be good now.

 

VERY NICE!!!!

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Nice !!!!

Is that modified TG for that thing long enough where it still 'clacks' up against your CP?

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Wilson Pro Stock Shock FX 2.0 Matte Black Finish...Added the Wilson Shock FX Throat Guard...I really like my rig, no issues, is light and provides good protection...No complaints so far...

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Left - All-Star titanium with Wilson wrap around pads

Right - Wilson standard profile titanium with Team Wendy Pads

Center - Nike frame (low profile) with Team Wendy Pads

 

 

  

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OK, I'll play.  Sorry in advance for not great pictures, I got lazy and just put the masks on my desk and didn't fool around with the camera settings too much.

 

Primary mask:  Champro Pro-Plus Magnesium w/ black TW pads & Champro 4.5" vented TG (mask was powder coated this year)

 

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Backup:  +POS Zero-G with tan TW pads & Champro 4.5" vented TG

 

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descriptions please :)

 

 

 

Left - All-Star titanium with Wilson wrap around pads

Right - Wilson standard profile titanium with Team Wendy Pads

Center - Nike frame (low profile) with Team Wendy Pads

 

 

  

That's not a Nike frame.  That's a Wilson New View Titanium frame.  Whoever told you or sold you that as a Nike frame took advantage of you and took you on a ride without lube.  I hope you didn't like it. :wave:

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descriptions please :)

 

 

 

Left - All-Star titanium with Wilson wrap around pads

Right - Wilson standard profile titanium with Team Wendy Pads

Center - Nike frame (low profile) with Team Wendy Pads

 

 

  

That's not a Nike frame.  That's a Wilson New View Titanium frame.  Whoever told you or sold you that as a Nike frame took advantage of you and took you on a ride without lube.  I hope you didn't like it. :wave:

 

yes it is .........its not a Titanium.....but its sold as a Nike

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descriptions please :)

 

 

 

Left - All-Star titanium with Wilson wrap around pads

Right - Wilson standard profile titanium with Team Wendy Pads

Center - Nike frame (low profile) with Team Wendy Pads

 

 

  

That's not a Nike frame.  That's a Wilson New View Titanium frame.  Whoever told you or sold you that as a Nike frame took advantage of you and took you on a ride without lube.  I hope you didn't like it. :wave:

 

Nope not a Wilson, no one took advantage of me. I paid 68.00 for it from baseball savings. You can also get the mask from homerun monkey but its more money.

 

http://www.baseballsavings.com/customer/category/product.jsp?SUBCATEGORY_ID=41798&PROD_ID=26799148&CID=MC&CP=KNC-g5&CID=KNC-g5&LNK=ProductListingAds&SITE_ID=B0019&LNK=MC-GPS&mr:trackingCode=8DE0D028-316E-E111-9F3C-001517384908&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla

 

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Going back through all the messages on here, I am impressed at the number of Throat Guards I see in all the pics!!!

Several years ago, that wouldn't have happened!!

 

Way to stay safe everyone!!!  :home:

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What's w/ the Gerry Davis style TG on the upper right mask .......... I don't get it

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Great question...2 reasons...saw Gerry Davis do something like it...at about the same time I took a foul ball off my wrap around wilson emblem...fraying it bad. So it looks unique and covers a flaw. Life gives you lemons...make lemonade

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Ok so these are the two masks I have been using this season.

 

My Mizuno mask I just got last week, upgraded with TW tan pads and a Wilson harness. The other is my Champro Magnesium mask with black TW pads, Wilson harness, and both masks have the Mizuno throat guard.

 

As a side note, I have used the Mizuno mask twice now in high school games since I got it and absolutely love it. It was worth all the hassle to get it sent from Japan.

 

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Where did you order the Mizuno from?

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Larry,

It actually deflect light from the brim of your cap keeping it cooler .....................

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Just sent 2 masks to Mask-It.

My Champro black frame. It had one spot that was flaking. Trying to go Matte Black with it.

Also sent an All-Star MVP4000TI cage in. The silver/gray finish that it came with was starting to oxidize. Similar to what has been reported on some of the new style All-Star frames. Getting it powder coated sliver. Also hoping he can fix a damaged weld.

Will post pics when get them back....next thing I am trying to coordinate is getting my old MVP4000 shell painted Matte Black. When all the paint/powder projects are done I will have two sweet MVP4000TIs and two great standard masks as well. I will of course post pics.

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