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Anybody do sandblasting/powdercoating?

Anybody do this kind of work or know somebody who can get it done around the nw suburbs?
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Should be a couple people from the board who do powdercoating and sandblasting No?

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I need my entire CL 350 engine done. Do I bring in the entire engine or take it apart?

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What do you need done? We do it.
I need a complete rear end out of my 72 demon approx 60" long and maybe 15" wide at its widest part. I don't need any fancy finish just a plain black.
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and if the sandblasting won't eat away at the gasket between the rear end and the diff housing I would like to have that done as well so I could bring it in as one piece
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I need my entire CL 350 engine done. Do I bring in the entire engine or take it apart?
It must be taken apart, so you can do it or we can do it, whatever your cheap ass wants to pay for.

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I need a complete rear end out of my 72 demon approx 60" long and maybe 15" wide at its widest part. I don't need any fancy finish just a plain black.
Gotta check on something 5 feet long to make sure it fits. I'll get back to you on that one.

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and if the sandblasting won't eat away at the gasket between the rear end and the diff housing I would like to have that done as well so I could bring it in as one piece
It needs to be completely disassembled for sandblasting and baking the powder on.

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I have to pay? WTF! That's a deal breaker.

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It needs to be completely disassembled for sandblasting and baking the powder on.
thats what I figured.
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I have to pay? WTF! That's a deal breaker.
yeah, who said anything about paying?
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The reason why engine parts and mechanical parts have to be taken apart for powder coat is because of the process. The part is positively charged and the powder coat is a negative so the powder sticks. Then the part is baked in an oven. Not sure how hot, but I know it's hot enough to start grease on fire. So every part has to be cleaned free of grease, oil dirt ect...

At least that's how it was explained to me when I put parts through the process. I had a frame, swing arm and forks powder coated. I had to purchase about 350 dollars in new bearings and seals.

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The reason why engine parts and mechanical parts have to be taken apart for powder coat is because of the process. The part is positively charged and the powder coat is a negative so the powder sticks. Then the part is baked in an oven. Not sure how hot, but I know it's hot enough to start grease on fire. So every part has to be cleaned free of grease, oil dirt ect...

At least that's how it was explained to me when I put parts through the process. I had a frame, swing arm and forks powder coated. I had to purchase about 350 dollars in new bearings and seals.

If you are doing a motor, be prepared to do a "COMPLETE" rebuild.
Couldn't have said it better myself. In fact, I didn't.

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Fock! I guess that changes my plans. I'm going to keep the vintage look.

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The reason why engine parts and mechanical parts have to be taken apart for powder coat is because of the process. The part is positively charged and the powder coat is a negative so the powder sticks. Then the part is baked in an oven. Not sure how hot, but I know it's hot enough to start grease on fire. So every part has to be cleaned free of grease, oil dirt ect...

At least that's how it was explained to me when I put parts through the process. I had a frame, swing arm and forks powder coated. I had to purchase about 350 dollars in new bearings and seals.

If you are doing a motor, be prepared to do a "COMPLETE" rebuild. The prep time for the motor is going to be a big deal.
400 degrees won't start anything on fire, if that was the case I would have burned my shop down a long time ago lol. Every now and then despite my best prep efforts, some grease or oil that was hiding somewhere will start to cook in there a bit. Smells AWESOME lol

What it will do though is cause all that stuff to run out and onto the part, trashing the powder during curing.

I did a CBRR 600 swing arm without taking the bearings out. It was for a friend who didn't want to buy new bearings so I agreed to work around it. I after stripping the factory clear off, I put the swing arm in my oven with tinfoil underneath it and left in in there for 30 minutes or so. All the grease ran out onto the foil. From there I masked the bearings with gorilla tape so I could blast the thing, then coated it. We just repacked the bearings afterwards with grease and so far so good.

That was a pain in the ass, normally I require everything to be removed first.

OH, and to the author..saw you had folks recommend me to you in your thread on Chitown, but feel free to hit me up. 5 foot part will fit in my oven no problem. My blast cabinet is 2" short of 5 feet wide, so if I can't blast it I'll just outsource that part, no biggie.

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