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    powdercoat or paint a corroded SC housing?

    i got an 03 SC.
    its red, and alot of the original red paint is peeling and flaking off.
    before i rebuild i am thinkin of getting it sandblasted and recoating it.
    is it better to paint it or have it powdercoated??
    if i powdercoat is there any danger of it deforming??
    it needs to be a tight fit and seal up properly, i dont want excess powdercoat to interfere with reassembly or of proper SC function if its warped??
    also i assume to powdercoat i would need to completely disassemble the 2 halves??
    is it worth it or just sandblast, clean, and good primer and topcoat of heat resistant paint??


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    HHHMmmmmm good question..Me personally i would try powdercoating it BUT i dont know what kinda heat powdercoating can stant up to..I know powdercoating is more durable and will hold up better than paint..

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    Powdercoat would be the best way to go but you could probably get a good clean used housing for the price of powdercoating.

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    Most powder coat is pretty good against heat. Hell it usually take a torch to burn the stuff off. As far as sandblasting, I would try to keep it off the inner charger bell. Even alittle sand or metal blasting material will in bed in the metal and come out later. I've been told to use peacan shells.

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    i can seal both ends up tight with rubber and tape, not trying to blast the intake out outlet that much, just the main housing.
    if i do it while its still asembled, it should keep insides clean??

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    if i powdercoat, obviously i will need to separate both halves of the SC housing...
    cuz i will get the SC rebuilt by jerry when its done.
    any consideration for when the two halves are reassembled??
    what if the powdercoat layer is on the mating edge of teh two halves?
    could that act as a spacer between and how would that affect the efficiency of the fanblade?
    or should i have jerry rebuild it first and powdercoat it whole, with fanblade and shaft etc inside??
    i doubt it...
    just askin if anyone else has redone their housing, before i bother jerry with a PM

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    Powdercoat it first before assembly..You dont want any of the powdercoat getting into the bearings..Also they bake powdercoat so there is a potential for the seals getting messed up do to the extreme heat...Me personaly i would disassemble the whole Sc.Bolt the 2 halfs back together and have it powdercoated that way..This way it will not get on the mating surfaces causing a gap...

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    Powder coat wont last anylonger than paint except it will come off in bigger pieces but it is a pita and cost a lot more and most of us cant doit ourselves. Paint would be done already IMHO

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