ive noticed a few folks have had their bikes powder coated, and i want to do the same to an old raleigh lugged steel frame i have but i was talking to the powder coater and he said the curing process on powder coat is 375 - 400 degrees for 20 minures. my question is...will this weaken the braze and weaken the steel in general?
id love to hear some opinions on this thanks!!!
400 was probably picked because it is low end of significant effect on heat treatable steel. If you tig welded a frame, it might help relieve a little hardness, if it had any discernable effect at all.