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Author Topic: Powdercoating questions.  (Read 455 times)

Offline The Limey

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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #10 on: Nov 10, 2017, 19:22:47 »
What about all the other load bearing and structural alloy items that get powder coated?  Why do they only get upset about wheels?

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Offline J-Rod10

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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #11 on: Nov 10, 2017, 20:17:02 »
If so, can YOU weld them?
That will mess with the temper.

Offline o1marc

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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #12 on: Nov 11, 2017, 18:11:02 »
It's most common to be at 400 for 10 minutes. But there is no truth to what they told you. Find another coater.
Doesn't matter if it's aluminum or magnesium, the heat during cure will have no effect on the strength of the wheel.
« Last Edit: Nov 11, 2017, 18:13:04 by o1marc »

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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #13 on: Nov 11, 2017, 18:51:31 »
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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #14 on: Nov 11, 2017, 19:22:14 »
I've been calling around getting estimates on powder coating my YZF750 mag wheels.   The last place I talked to won't do them because of their insurance liability.  They say there is too much risk in possibly changing the temper of the alloy.   He tells me the OEM's use infrared to bake the powder.  No other shop I spoke to mentioned this. 

Thoughts?

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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #15 on: Nov 11, 2017, 19:31:54 »
I have coated hundreds of wheels mine and customer's, Alloys, magnesium whatever, find another coater man.
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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #16 on: Nov 11, 2017, 19:33:06 »
This guy

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Re: Powdercoating questions.
« Reply #17 on: Nov 11, 2017, 19:35:58 »
I have coated hundreds of wheels mine and customer's, Alloys, magnesium whatever, find another coater man.

I hear that.  I found two places that are legit and prices are in the same range.  Both have strong reviews online as well.   Both shops do ceramic cerakote coating as well.  I might end up taking a Colt 1911 I have to one of them. 

I thought the temp thing with the one guy I talked to about insurance was bs too.  I had not heard it before so just figured I'd run it up the pole.

I appreciate all the feedback.  I ordered up a yamaha yellow sample from Prismatic.  I'm hoping that's the winner. 
« Last Edit: Nov 11, 2017, 20:02:10 by canyoncarver »
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