- Apr 15, 2009
I seriously devalue norton bits that are noted to be "PC" powder coated not...Politically Correct. Sometime devalue to zero!
Try tin knocking or weld & braze and it's quite lousy.
FOR ME ...a bike has to be worth a few thousand less for being PC.
Any experts care to share how to rid these parts of this nasty affliction?
I currently have a project here I was supposed to put together and I think I'd rather send it down the road...
$27K for my Kabota tractor about 5 years ago.I know, i know, this thread has been sitting without any updates for a while .... So Dave tell us.. how much do you hate powder coating?
It sits out side in the weather for 29 years in the sun, still looks like it came out of the show room? OK ?My Hinckley Trident is now 29 years & 102,000 miles old & the powder coating on the frame is as good as the day it left the Triumph works. Quality powders & proper surface prep. are the key. On the other hand I have seen TVR car chassis with the PC falling off in just a couple of years, which I know from a bloke who worked there as a welder was down to the chassis coming off the welding fixture, being wiped over with thinners & then coated.
A good paint job is only a good paint job with the same attention to detail. I always prefered stove enamel but it seems almost impossible to find any companies to do it these days.
FWIW the thread is HOW TO REMOVE PC, not best practice on how to put on....My understanding of power coating is that for best practice, to have the part shot blasted first, then cleaned with degreaseing agent then power coating applied. It's preparation is more or less like painting, but I prefer stove enameled any day, it will last a long time if looked after.
And you failed to come up a reasonable way to remove that powder coat (topic of the thread!) that soils some of the Nortons and severly reduces their value and ability to do quality work on them. My $27K kabota is soiled with PC just like the commando aircleaner backing plate and battery tray.Hey... This site is called accessNORTON….. who cares about your lawnmower??
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