powder coating


4 replies to this topic
  • wes782

Posted January 20, 2008 - 01:10 AM

#1

ive been searching cant find anything. anyone have any pictures of parts they have powder coated a dark brown/gold to make it look like mag? side covers, hubs?

also any pics of any 06-08 bikes 450s with black frames?
thanks

anyone else have any ideas for powder coating parts?

  • swatdoc

Posted January 20, 2008 - 01:33 AM

#2

Wes - here's a pic of my DRZ400SM ignition cover that I powdercoated at home. I used the bronze powder from www.eastwood.com , with a little transparent red mixed in.

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Here's a pic of my 07 with a black powdercoated frame.

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The only issue with powdercoating something aluminum is if it is a high stressed part (such as a frame). Some resources state that at temps over 350 degrees, the aluminum's heat treating will change and it can become brittle. Now, tons of people powdercoat frames, swingarms and such all the time without problems, but just to be sure, when I had my frame done, I had the powdercoater keep the temp between 325 and 350, and just bake it a little longer.

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  • KJ790

Posted January 20, 2008 - 06:13 AM

#3

TRC has a coat that they do on hubs to make them look mag. It's not powdercoat b/c they believe that heat weakens the hub, but it is some special coating that they won't reveal. You can check it out at http://wheellacing.c..._anodizing.html

  • wes782

Posted January 20, 2008 - 12:07 PM

#4

Wes - here's a pic of my DRZ400SM ignition cover that I powdercoated at home. I used the bronze powder from www.eastwood.com , with a little transparent red mixed in.

Posted Image

Here's a pic of my 07 with a black powdercoated frame.

Posted Image

The only issue with powdercoating something aluminum is if it is a high stressed part (such as a frame). Some resources state that at temps over 350 degrees, the aluminum's heat treating will change and it can become brittle. Now, tons of people powdercoat frames, swingarms and such all the time without problems, but just to be sure, when I had my frame done, I had the powdercoater keep the temp between 325 and 350, and just bake it a little longer.



thats what i was looking for ( the ignition cover) im thinkin ignition cover in that color along with hubs..

  • DuckTape

Posted January 20, 2008 - 12:18 PM

#5

swatdoc, that is a fantastic looking bike!





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