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powder coating questions dos and donts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bad_bo_ti, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    i am going to be getting some stuff powder coated, are there any certain items that should not be powder coated, here are some of the things i am getting done, might as well list everything that shouldnt be powder coated for future reference, heres my list of what i want done that i think is questionable
    pitman arm
    zero rates
    steering arm ( i think i have heard not to powder coat these)
    leaf springs (will the powder coar hold up to the flex?)
    I think thats it.

    appreciate all the help

    Thanks chris
     
  2. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    About the only thing I could think of, is on the arms, be sure to use plugs so you dont get the "paint" into the holes. That would screw up the tapers and yould have to scrape it all out.
     
  3. sled_dog

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    If your leaf springs have silicone pads or whatever those would have to be removed and replaced afterwards. I don't know how you plan to powdercoat but the process usually involves large amounts of heat between baking it afterwards and baking it before hand.(I am used to a full production setup where my dad used to work) Besides paint over those pads wouldn't help anything.
     

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