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I am wanting to take apart the rear suspension on my 00 MXZ 700 and have the aluminum rails powdercoated yellow. I saw a pic of a Blue Summit with the rear in blue and it looked awesome. But It didn't say if it was paint or powdercoating. I'm a powdercoat believer but never had any aluminum pieces done. Does anybody know if you can powdercoat aluminum? And lastly...Since I got a million other projects going on.....I'm looking for a good reason not to do it! So gimme you $.02!
 

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had my trailing arms,,,and aluminum radius rods and tie rods sleeves powder coated yellow,they will still chip,but nothing like something painted.my buddy paints his rear suspension every year,chips real bad
 

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its a powder paint thats sprayed on then put in a oven and backed and the powder melts on
 

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Do you get that professionally done? Or is it a do it yourselfer?

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yes that is correct, they hook a electrode to the piece, then it is like static cling and the pawder just sticks to the part, then you bake it in a oven
 

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Wouldn't it add weight?

Personally I can live with silver rails.



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Yeah Pman... it adds alot.. Probably around .34523 lbs

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don't they come silver?

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Thanks, I just never heard of that before so I was wonderingwhat it was.

I figured this was how to find out. One quote I live by is "the only stupid question is the one you don't ask."

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I wasn't worried, I dunno how much that stuff weighs, I was curious.



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Powdercoating works fine on aluminum but you should lightely bead blast first. The powder adheres better. I use powder on the old sleds with steel rails but for the new sleds I prefer anodizing, either clear or in colors.
 
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