- May 11, 2010
I have two side covers that were powder coated. Lot of orange peel. Can they be rubbed out like paint and if so any advise on
IMO if you want to remove p_c the best way is time consuming and rather messy, use a steel rotary brush in a power drill.you would have to sand them down , with a block until you were at about 2000 grit . then polish. some pc is soft and will not gloss out , But powder coat does makes a good primer!
Well, you say that, but in my experience it peels off of garden furniture ...!Powder coat is great for garden furniture! Otherwise, it's a solution for which there was no problem.
Nothing to do with dogs! The garden furniture is allowed to rust, before it is powered coated, the same can happen on bike parts, hence it is slowly rusting under the coat and cannot get a grip onto clean metal, so down the line, it can be effectively peeled off. I've had a Jap frame and 2 alloy wheels done over 25 years ago, both were shot blasted to allow a good surface for the coating. Buy cheap garden furniture, it will have been made by monkeys, you get what you pay for.Well, you say that, but in my experience it peels off of garden furniture ...!
But that might be due to the dogs pissing on it.
There you go Onder... soak yer side panels in dog piss...
As stated before, the secret is to sand blast it to give it a good "key" it will not stay on smooth metal for long. My 2 wheels have been thro many winters, with all that can throw up at it, coating is still there.I’d my stuff had been cheap I’d have took it on the chin. But it bloody wasn’t!
It wasn’t steel either, it was aluminium.
To some extent true, my alloy wheels had to be sent back as they had not been completely covered, as alloy is a very poor magnetic for the coat to cover completely, the baking process is also crucial.A lot of powder coating is down to environmental bothers at the application shop.