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    powdercoating vs. paint

    Planning the recover of wings and tailfeathers next winter, I have to put some work in those lift struts as well. Due to our coastal enviroment, corrosion is alsways an issue.
    Should I decide for powdercoating or stick with a 2K paintjob ? Which one will last longer ?

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    I prefer the paint, you have better control over the coverage especially in tight junctures of tubing.
    Not to mention truly knowing just what the coating material is.
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    Two examples of many threads here on the subject. Google search powder coat vs paint site:supercub.org

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...at-vs-painting

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...t-or-powercoat
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    I've read where it's not a good idea to powder coat sealed struts. The baking/heating stage can expand the oil inside and distort the tubing. I have a friend that powder coated his and they were fine, but I don't think I'd do it. As far as tail feather tubing, etc. I asked the same question awhile back. Some like powder coating, and some don't. I ended up epoxy priming my parts. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    I've read where it's not a good idea to powder coat sealed struts. The baking/heating stage can expand the oil inside and distort the tubing. I have a friend that powder coated his and they were fine, but I don't think I'd do it. As far as tail feather tubing, etc. I asked the same question awhile back. Some like powder coating, and some don't. I ended up epoxy priming my parts. Good Luck.
    You must drill hole first. Weld up after powder coating. Airframes ak can do this for you on their struts


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    I contacted a blaster/powder coating company who do government work - they have epoxy in powder form - I'm going that way with all my steel components (not the sealed struts) - just waiting for welding to be completed.

    Frank

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