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Can I powder coat a steel frame?
I posted in another group that I was going to powder coat a steel diamond frame and a steel recumbent frame.
Rekon asked, ”wouldn't that just DESTROY the "spring like temper" the metal has now?? Powder coating bakes the parts in an oven that’s over 450 degrees for several hours, then cools VERY slowly (annealing or softening the metal)".
I assumed that a steel diamond frame could be powder coated because my steel recumbent frame came powder coated from the factory.
Anybody know the facts on this, as I don’t want to screw anything up. It is a ’94, double-butted, chromoly tubed, lugged frame.