Thread: Powder Coating the Rideplate?
03-30-2009, 10:44 AM #1
Powder Coating the Rideplate?
I was wondering if any one has done this? I know alot of people say don't because of the heat transfer. From what I have found for info it is only about 10% less heat transfer. But the plate has a large surface area so would it affect cooling that much?
I found this info online:The automotive industry powder coats wheels, grills, bumpers, hubcaps, door handles, decorative trim, radiators, air bag components, engine blocks, and numerous under-the-hood parts and components, along with trailers and trailer hitches. Powder clearcoats are now being applied by BMW and Volvo over automotive exterior basecoats. And the exterior body intermediate coat - the primer-surfacer - on some models of Ford, GM, and Chrysler automobiles are powder coated.
03-30-2009, 10:50 AM #2
why would you want to powder coat the rideplate? just curious
03-30-2009, 11:01 AM #3
To make it smooth, fill in the factory small porosity holes,anti corrosion and my friend owns a shop and will do it for free.
03-30-2009, 11:14 AM #4
Ok gotcha on the anti corrosion, but I doubt powder coat will help top speed if that is what you are looking for
03-30-2009, 11:16 AM #5
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03-30-2009, 11:46 AM #6
Ya that is what I am doing! But when my buddy welded the skegs on he asked if I wanted it powder coated. I said I don't know. Thats why I am getting some advice.
03-30-2009, 02:07 PM #7
take a look a big bucks plate polish that plate is like a mirror
03-30-2009, 04:55 PM #8
It will not cool as good if you paint or powder coat it. If your are running open loop it would be ok.
03-30-2009, 05:19 PM #9
The ride plate is definitely one of those things where performance outweighs appearance. Why would you intentionally decrease the performance of your heat exchanger by 10%? This is not something that you'd do to any other part of the powertrain.
03-30-2009, 05:26 PM #10
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