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Powdercoating steering stuff

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just a quick question. I am getting ready to order my x-over stuff, and I want to powdercoat the tie rod and draglink. A friend mentioned the heat involved with that maybe weakening the metal. Yes or No will it?
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i dont think it will affect it. it only gets about 400*
     
  3. supersize75k5

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    no, just dont have the arm powder coated, you want metal on metal when you mount it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    No it will not affect it. Just so you know, after time the powder coat will chip and peel off and it is not that easy to fix. You might just want to consider just painting it. If you talk to some guys with streetrods that actually drive them, if they have there underside parts powder coated you will hear it from them too.
     
  5. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah I was thinking about durability and cost to fix it. I might just use that Engine Enamel they sell at Wal-Mart it's been on my diff covers for almost a year and is holding up amazingly well /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Thats all i used on my stuff....just make sure you don't paint the cone washer recess areas /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I thought powder coating was 50x more durable than paint. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    It will last longer than paint yes, but eventually it will chip....and a painted surface is easier to repair /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I say powder coat it. Powder coating looks really nice with everything done underneath. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, but easy touch up is good for me cause my truck usually looks like this /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Yeah, but easy touch up is good for me cause my truck usually looks like this /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    POW-15 has a product that is suppost to hold up well and able to touch up easly with apaint brush.
     

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