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Old 08-13-2012, 11:27 AM
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Powdercoating coil springs?

Looking into powdercoating my coil springs and I've heard that powdercoating wheels can change the structural integrity of the wheel due to the heating process and I'm wondering if the same holds true for the coil springs?
Mine are starting to look pretty beat up, but I don't want to powdercoat them and have them snap on me while driving. Any ideas?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:30 AM
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I'm not an engineer or anything but I would think it would be ok. I think Skyjacker powdercoats their stuff red. Or maybe it's just decent paint.
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I know plenty of guys here locally who have theirs powdercoated custom colors. Never had any issues.
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Coils are made with steel that has been tempered and reheating and cooling them improperly can cause them to lose the temper. This can cause them to sag quicker over time. As long as the powder coater uses a lower temp powder, keeps the oven under 400 and doesn't leave them in any longer than necessary you should be ok.

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:50 AM
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Coils are made with steel that has been tempered and reheating and coiling them improperly can cuase them to lose the temper. This can cause them to sag quicker over time. As long as the powder coater uses a lower temp powder, keeps the oven under 400 and doesn't leave them in any longer than necessary you should be ok.
Hey, great info, thanks.
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