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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Typical Muffler Temps?

I dropped off my fuel tank and mufflers at Sean's place (SilverGhost) for powdercoating. The mufflers were put on hold for now and here is why:

If High Temp powder coat is used, it is a lot more expensive and his oven can only cure the parts to around 500 degrees. A proper curing process would need to cook the parts to 1000 degrees. If the mufflers will not see this temperature (i.e. curing the mufflers "on" the running bike), then it is useless.

If regular powder is used, and temperatures stay within range, it can be cured completely, but once temperatures hit 400-500 or so, the stuff will melt off.

So what temperature range will the mufflers see during normal operation?

(Sean correct me if I said something wrong here)
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at the headers youll likely see 700+ Ive seen SVs get their header pipes glowing

at the mufflers thenselves Id say youll probably see 350 tops

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You've got it correct Mark. If the part won't get hot enough during operation, I don't want to use high temp powder as it won't fully cure then and will be weaker than it should.

If those things don't go over 350 as Pilot suggests, a normal powder would be maxed out, but should hold up.

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Ok sounds good.
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