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Can Aluminum Be Powder Coated? nt.

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Old 04-12-08, 06:37 PM
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Old 04-12-08, 06:44 PM
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Powder coat away.
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Any glued joints or carbon parts on it? The temps in the powder coat process may melt them. But I am no expert on such.
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Originally Posted by ken cummings View Post
Any glued joints or carbon parts on it? The temps in the powder coat process may melt them. But I am no expert on such.
There was a recent discussion on the framebuilders.org mailing list about this very sort of thing, but there were problems with a fillet brazed frame in that case. The powder coating process needs to be done by someone who is familiar with the potential problems with bike frames, but in the case of a (most likely) TIG welded aluminum frame, there should be no problems, EXCEPT if some ham-fisted lamebrain who is used to dealing with car rims decides to sandblast the crap out of your frame with highly abrasive media, and thin your tubes out. All the more reason to take it to someone who specializes in bike frames, no matter what finishing method you choose.
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Old 04-12-08, 11:02 PM
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powdercoating is actually a more common practice on aluminum, because early on with aluminum frames it was difficult to get regular spray-type paint to adhere for any decent amount of time.
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Depends what color?

Green powder coating will implode the metal. Be careful not to do a primary color either although you may do shades of primary colors assuming you made the proper calculations to account for the additional flux capacitor you will need to run during the process.

Also, white gets dirty really easily.
 
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old thread, but.... Q: has anybody here powdercoated their aluminum frame? my fear is that aluminum might melt during the bake process.
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They bake the metal at such low temperatures (Under 200) that your frame won't get to the point of melting.
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Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
Depends what color?

Green powder coating will implode the metal. Be careful not to do a primary color either although you may do shades of primary colors assuming you made the proper calculations to account for the additional flux capacitor you will need to run during the process.

Also, white gets dirty really easily.

Dude where did you come up with this info?

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Dude where did you come up with this info?

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dude, its common knowledge...if you take the frame above 88mph (not a likely scenario, but still something to consider if you travel with an Alu. bike on a car rack) the natural resonance of the powdercoated aluminum's new chemistry has the tendency to mess with the electronics of your car if its touching any of the car metal especially the metals on a car like the delorean. like it can set your clock back a few years.
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Originally Posted by iamthenoise View Post
dude, its common knowledge...if you take the frame above 88mph (not a likely scenario, but still something to consider if you travel with an Alu. bike on a car rack) the natural resonance of the powdercoated aluminum's new chemistry has the tendency to mess with the electronics of your car if its touching any of the car metal especially the metals on a car like the delorean. like it can set your clock back a few years.
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Lol at mix of information in this thread. Your aluminum frame will probably be fine, but do make sure the person you use does a beadblast, not a sandblast, and only a light one.
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deep-v = aluminum
deep-v = powder-coated (usually)

it's fine
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Youll be fine, my engine is all aluminum..hasn't melted yet.


Heck people use soda cans as a jerry rigged pipe and they dont melt.
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