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can i leave my bushings in when powder coating the swing arm?

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Yes, only if they are soft do they need changing, 15 mins in an oven will not affect them unless already suffering from going soft.

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Just PAINT the damned thing and you won't have to worry about it.

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This does beg the question of Powder Coat vs Paint. I have just painted my frame with 2 part paint over 2 part epoxy primer, and it is hard as nails. I had no real choice as I would have had to send my frame abroad to Powder Coat, but I still wonder, it would have been worth it?

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On my B40 resto I decided to paint the frame because of the silent bloc bushings

The oven used for powder-coarting gets extremely hot, I would image it would damage the bushings


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My very humble opinion would be that your bushes wouldn't stand up to the heat. It's also likely that the folks at the powder coater would push them out, unless you told them not too. Remember, in addition to the heat, they are going to grit blast the swing arm first, before spraying the powder coat onto it.

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I've done both, bead blast and powder coat, to all the black parts (frame, swing arm, cycle parts) and have never had any issues with either process on any of my machines. The heat from the powder coat ovens have never damaged the swing arm silent blocs bushings.


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good to know!


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swedish irishman- its cheaper to powder coat it. in the past i have sanded frames and primered , painted and clearcoated. with all that work and the cost of paint i decided to powder coat. being that the frame and SA are requiring media blasting in this case, may as well just have the parts coated at the same place.

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One other advantage to powder coating, as soon as it cools, it's as "done" as it will ever be (ready for assembly, no curing time).


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