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Old 12-27-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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POWDERCOATING QUESTION!!!

i bought a swingarm for my 50, a down components +4 swingarm, aluminum. it has been powdercoated pink, and i thought about powdercoating it a different color. but a guy on 50riders told me that if i repowdercoat aluminum it will weaken the strength of the metal a WHOLE lot! is this true? if so ill just leave it pink, i honestly dont care. or would it be better to paint this like i did all of my other 50s?

also, can you sandblast that powdercoating off of the aluminum? or will it ruin the metal?


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Get with Scootertrash, but as I understand it:

You can blast the old PC off and start over

Re-coating will not harm the metal (with the low-temp like ST uses)
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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i was told to heat it up first, then use aircraft remover to get most of it off, then to sandblast it lastly and then do whatever. i think i may just paint it single stage paint like my stunt 50 (the black and lime green one im sure yall have seen). i might do base coat, clear coat, and do a black to red fade and clear it. havent decided. i might even leave it pink. who knows, we will see when it gets here i guess...

but my main concern is i dont want to harm the metal
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Don't heat it up- it won't help anything, and may fatigue the aluminum. The heat used for pc'ing is different than if you heated it up with a torch or something.

If you want to strip it, I'd blast it- you can use aircraft stripper, but I don't think it'll work too well on pc.

If you just want to paint it, I'd scuff the pc and paint over it. Do a white coat first, then you can paint anything on top of that.

You can do the 2 stage krylon and I'm sure it'll look just fine for stunnin.
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As mentioned, contact Scootertrash. He should be able to strip the old PC for you and throw on a new color.
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Duplicolor bedliner in a spraycan....

Do a really light misted on coat & it turns out pretty durable & looks almost as good as powdercoating & you can touch it up easily when you scratch it.
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i bought a swingarm for my 50, a down components +4 swingarm, aluminum. it has been powdercoated pink, and i thought about powdercoating it a different color. but a guy on 50riders told me that if i repowdercoat aluminum it will weaken the strength of the metal a WHOLE lot! is this true? if so ill just leave it pink, i honestly dont care. or would it be better to paint this like i did all of my other 50s?

also, can you sandblast that powdercoating off of the aluminum? or will it ruin the metal?


time for yall powdercoaters to chime in haha
I would dunk the swing arm in my tank o' death ( stripper tank) and let the chemicals do the cleaning, then I would re-powder it. , if you dont like pink, re powder it, if you like pink, pimp it..
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i was told to heat it up first, then use aircraft remover to get most of it off, then to sandblast it lastly and then do whatever. i think i may just paint it single stage paint like my stunt 50 (the black and lime green one im sure yall have seen). i might do base coat, clear coat, and do a black to red fade and clear it. havent decided. i might even leave it pink. who knows, we will see when it gets here i guess...

but my main concern is i dont want to harm the metal
yeah, dont heat it with a torch or anything like that, my tank o death will clean it right nice in a day.
If you decide to spray bomb it, leave the pink base coat on, it is a good strong base and also light enough to paint over easily. just scuff it with a green scrubby pad real good and spray away.
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yeah, dont heat it with a torch or anything like that, my tank o death will clean it right nice in a day.
If you decide to spray bomb it, leave the pink base coat on, it is a good strong base and also light enough to paint over easily. just scuff it with a green scrubby pad real good and spray away.
There you go Matt! Get 'r dun!

Hey Tim, is that the same thing they used to kill the Toons in Roger Rabbit? (dip)
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There you go Matt! Get 'r dun!

Hey Tim, is that the same thing they used to kill the Toons in Roger Rabbit? (dip)
dizzamn ! it just might be
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