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Old 08-29-2013, 12:02 PM
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As a slight side note...an interesting article related to the strength of powder coated aluminum.

http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cgi/vi...ntext=mech_fac
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:37 PM
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As a slight side note...an interesting article related to the strength of powder coated aluminum.

http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cgi/vi...ntext=mech_fac
Jump to the end to see that powder coating did not affect 2024 or 6061, especially at lower temp single bake..... I read somewhere you need to heat at 350F for 5 hours to get to T6.

That's ok though. There are plenty other misconceptions to keep the fires burning. Lets talk lean of peak....
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:11 PM
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Jump to the end to see that powder coating did not affect 2024 or 6061, especially at lower temp single bake..... I read somewhere you need to heat at 350F for 5 hours to get to T6.

That's ok though. There are plenty other misconceptions to keep the fires burning. Lets talk lean of peak....
Or, talk about primer
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:21 AM
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Has anyone powder coated the flap handle? Concerned if the heat affected the bearing.
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I put heat shrink tubing on my flap handle. Color is red to match seat inserts. Heat shrink is very durable and doesn't chip like paint when inside seatbelt buckles get thrown into void between the seats...
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:27 AM
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Concerned if the heat affected the bearing.
This is the reason that it is supplied un-powder coated and intended to be painted by traditional methods.
At the very least, all of the lube grease will have been baked out of it, potentially making a mess of the powder coat finish.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:40 AM
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Thanks scott
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:11 AM
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I am having two RV-12 panels powder coated this week. We have had one done in the past, and it looks great, two coat flat grey. The company told me I would be happier with the 2-coat process, first for color and 2nd for removing the shine. The first one really looks good and held up well. We are trying the flap handle on one also--will report results. The plant manager seems to think it will do fine and he has over 40 years experience, so worth a shot.

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Old 05-09-2018, 12:23 PM
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About what does it cost to powder coat a panel?
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:15 PM
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If powder-coating or covering the panel with vinyl overlay be sure to heed the plan's instructions and file the panel edges to permit the extra clearances required to accommodate the extra film thickness -- you are forewarned!
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