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Old 04-24-2008, 01:09 PM
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Default Powder coating problem

Well, the problem is simple - the coating is too tough! Cracks can form underneath it and not show through, so, no powder coating for me on structural parts, like the intake manifold or the engine mount.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Powder coating problem

thats not what it did to me in the real world, but i did the powder my self and maybe it was the cheep kind altho it did melt in good
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:26 PM
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Well, if it can go wrong - it will - i just do a good paint job and call it a day
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Default Re: Powder coating problem

I have raced cars with powder coated roll cages. They can crack under the powder coat and be more difficult to detect but most of the time a wrinkle can be seen in the coating that can indicate a crack. Although the powder coat is more tough and looks better longer, I personally prefer a painted chassis. Paint is much easier to touch up after a repair is made. That being said, powder coat on non-structural stuff is great!!. My brother-in-law is in the process of buying powder coat equipment. The oven is big enough to bake a motorcycle chassis. I hope to utilize it as much as possible.
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