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Old 12-28-2017, 08:10 PM
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Default Door Hinge Priming/Cad Plating, Etc?

I look at the door hinges and can imagine paint/primer being abraded off as the edges of the hinges scrape against one another every cycle. If that's the case, rusty hinges could be a long term issue.

That said, has anyone had their hinges Cad plated as a second line of defense against corrosion (the first line being paint/primer)? If so, who did it and what did it cost?

Are there other alternatives I'm not considering?
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:23 AM
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I look at the door hinges and can imagine paint/primer being abraded off as the edges of the hinges scrape against one another every cycle. If that's the case, rusty hinges could be a long term issue.

That said, has anyone had their hinges Cad plated as a second line of defense against corrosion (the first line being paint/primer)? If so, who did it and what did it cost?

Are there other alternatives I'm not considering?
Mine are painted and look just fine after 4.5 years of flying.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:55 AM
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We have ours chromed and that holds up really well. Powder coat is another good option.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:22 AM
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I seem to recall going back maybe 5 or 6 years when I was building my 10 that there was someone, or some company, here on the forum that manufactured and sold stainless steel door hinges for the RV-10. They were VERY pricey though. I treated my hinges and pins with OTC steel blueing, which adds a little bit of protection, then primed and painted (not the pin) before final installation. The hinge side recess on the cabin cover was then filled with micro, then a couple layers of glass overlay and feathered in. Every so often a squirt of oil on the exposed parts and pins to help lube and protect the exposed surfaces.
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Just a thought: Take a look at Cera Kote. You bake this on at 250 degrees and
it forms a tough, thin barrier. Mostly used on firearms, but may work well here..

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