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capav8
04-29-2011, 04:12 PM
Monday I ordered the sealed struts from Airframes Alaska. Fed Ex delivered them Thursday. They look great. New 5/8ths forks, ready to bolt on. Making progress. Hope to be covering in July.


Jim

mike mcs repair
04-29-2011, 05:06 PM
discovered a boo boo with mine on last thursday night, by tuesday had new ones all powder coated and delivered...(most of the wait was powder coater closed for weekends)

great service!

Superchub
04-29-2011, 06:56 PM
discovered a boo boo with mine on last thursday night, by tuesday had new ones all powder coated and delivered...(most of the wait was powder coater closed for weekends)

great service!


Are Airframes struts not sealed??

Brandon

capav8
04-29-2011, 07:19 PM
They're oiled and sealed!

capav8
04-29-2011, 08:39 PM
What boo boo did you find. I thought mine looked great, but then I'm not sure what to look for other than the great looking welds and those nice 5/8ths forks.

Superchub
04-29-2011, 09:41 PM
They're oiled and sealed!
I thought that you should not powder coat sealed struts??? Oil boils and warps struts???

mike mcs repair
04-29-2011, 09:41 PM
Are Airframes struts not sealed??

Brandon

they are,

they can offer it as a service during manufacture steps.....

mike mcs repair
04-29-2011, 09:47 PM
I thought that you should not powder coat sealed struts??? Oil boils and warps struts???

right, I couldn't do that... but they can, before those last steps, then they inspect.. blah blah

http://www.airframesalaska.com/strutcatalog.htm


Struts come bare metal or powder coated to your specifications.

Superchub
04-29-2011, 10:05 PM
right, I couldn't do that... but they can, before those last steps, then they inspect.. blah blah

http://www.airframesalaska.com/strutcatalog.htm


Thanks Mike! Good to know!!

Brandon

mike mcs repair
04-29-2011, 10:16 PM
Thanks Mike! Good to know!!

Brandon

also a great reason to buy from them... only way to get powder coated struts....

energytech
04-30-2011, 02:23 AM
I just ordered a set for my 2+2. Greg at Airframes was great to work with. He explained (I believe in this order) that they first drill the hole at the top of the strut, powdercoat it and then put in the oil and weld the hole up. The small amount of welding doesnt' heat the strut enough to distort anything. A little dab of paint finishes it off. I think Greg said the oil they use is CorrosionX Aviation.

Called him on Tuesday, picked out the powder coat color on Wednesday and will get the struts on Monday.

AK-HUNT
04-30-2011, 12:15 PM
Mike will correct me if I'm wrong but I think airframes are the only ones with the 4130 REAR struts too. Heavy Duty is really Heavy Duty with these. Plus, they are great guys.