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but remember the now defunk magazine [REV]?
and remember how nice they were after they folded they substituted [ATV Sport] instead of subscription refunds?
Well the October 2004 issue of ATV Sport has an article on powder coating 101 made easy at home. This may have been the only article I've found interesting in several issues. Basically any part that will fit in a conventional oven can be powder coated any cool color you can think of. It's easy enough to do that it probably open the door to real custom parts to set yourself apart from the rest. Seems really big in the ATV world.
Posted September 17, 2004 - 06:07 AM
Yes, putting the frame in an oven at about 350-425F would essentially be tempering it, reducing residual stress in the frame. That would be one of the fringe benefits in removing paint with heat...
I've been wondering about this since I read WR450MXMAN's post. I could see how the heat method could reduce the residual stress in the frame, but I'm wondering how straight the frame would be after it's done. If the stress is relieved when the metal is heated, it stands to reason that it's because the metal will twist back to whatever shape it wanted to. I'd think you'd want to have some sort of jig made from a fairly heavy or more heat resistant material to hold the steering head & swingarm piviot points on the frame in-line when heating it. But I could be wrong.
Perhaps a bit of twist is'nt that big of a deal? I dunno, I just started riding dirt, I've been a street guy/road racer up to this point, & I know straight frames are of significant importance in those applications.
Posted September 17, 2004 - 08:21 AM