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I tried painting my rims and break drums and they just dont seem to hold up. Has anyone out there had drums and rims powder coated? The ad I read says "has to be able to be taken up to 400 deg f." This really shouldnt be a problem except for the sealed bearing I just put in the front.

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The bearings would need to get pulled IMO.. I powdercoat stuff and wouldn't bake 'em, the rubber seals won't be happy.

Rims and the like are fine, but things with details like hubs and front links need some special attention. On hubs I don't P-coat the inside, brake surface, splines, but the seal surface is most important not to mess with.. Front links are full of areas to avoid, the inside, mount pivot holes, shock pivot holes etc, Folks use these silicon plugs in different sizes, you just block the holes of before spraying the powder on..

Tough stuff overall, go for it.
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Hubs are fine to powder-coat...bearings and seals have to come out....a good powder-coater should know what to mask off and plug....but go over it with them to be sure.
You'll be happy with the finish and durability.
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+1 it works great, but you really have to make sure they know what to mask.
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I've worked with good powdercoaters and bad powdercoaters. The good ones attentively listen to what you do and don't want covered, understand how mechanical parts fit together, and can recognize critical surfaces on most parts even if you don't tell them.

The bad powdercoaters don't listen, don't have any idea how the parts might be used, have no mechanical sense, and just spray everything over with powder.

It should be obvious which kind you're dealing with when you talk to them.
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