Jim Muller wrote:
> On 1 Jan 2004 at 9:03, Fred Thomas wrote:
>>>Will this work?
>>>The powder flows at 400 degrees. How hot do the drums get?
>>====== == My brake drums have been powder-coated for 13 years and
>>still look great, also over 100,000 road miles. "FT" P/S: the powder
>>starts flowing at 100 degrees.
> Been thinking about this one for a few minutes, not that I have any
> experience with PC'ing. Fred, which type of degrees are you talking
> about? Those big C ones or the little F ones? 100deg F isn't all
> that hot! Imagine coming back to your car in a hot parking lot
> during the summer and finding the finish of your brake drums puddling
> around your tires. :-( On the other hand, if the drums ever get up
> to 400deg F, not to mention 400deg C, you'd have cause to worry about
> plenty more than just the finish running. Or so it seems to me. But
> then, what do I know?
> Just my $.007.
I wouldn't worry about temperature unless you plan on racing the car. On the
track, you *might* be able to raise the drum temperature high enough to be a
problem, but for street driving you should be okay.
In addition, there are high temp coating you could use if you're worried. Send
them out to JetHot for a manifold grade coating.