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Re: Powder coating brake drums??

To: "Triumphs" <>
Subject: Re: Powder coating brake drums??
From: "Jim Muller" <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 12:12:02 -0500
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.

Jim Muller
'80 Spitfire, '70 GT6+

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