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Doing a rebuild on a spare 241c I have and it’s filthy. I want to powder coat it while I have it torn down so it’s easier to keep clean.

Is it safe to get the case halves powder coated? Or will it weaken them too much? I’ve seen them done before so I’m assuming/hoping it’s safe to do.

2nd question - I have everything completely disassembled except for the annular gear that the planetary rides on. Can I leave this in place when it’s getting powder coated? I’m afraid I’ll damage it trying to remove it so if I can’t leave it while it’s in the oven then I’ll just spray paint the case.

Here’s the gear I’m talking about. I’ll remove the bearing beforehand



Here is a pic of what kind of finish I'm hoping to achieve. Not red, just black or silver. and I'm not trying to make a flashy show truck. I just want it to be easy to wipe the gunk off it while I happen to be under the truck.

 

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Yes I powder coated an np205 and adapter black about 25 -30 years ago.

Use lock washers and thick flat washers as well as medium strength loctite.
 

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It's about the preparation. The powder coater will want to bead blast it I suggest that you scuff it-wire brush and then lacquer thinner and engine paint rattle can.
 

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Iirc its 400ish degrees. Not going to hurt anything
Powder coat is not hot enough to effect heat treating. Do what you want. Mask critical surfaces.
Yes I powder coated an np205 and adapter black about 25 -30 years ago.

Use lock washers and thick flat washers as well as medium strength loctite.
Thanks y'all, that's what I was hoping for. going to give the powder coat shop a call tomorrow

It's about the preparation. The powder coater will want to bead blast it I suggest that you scuff it-wire brush and then lacquer thinner and engine paint rattle can.
I considered doing that because it is cheaper and I can have it reassembled faster. After spending some time with a wire wheel I can get most of it down to metal but I can't get a wheel inside the crevices without a dremel. That's one of the reasons I wanted to powder coat so they can just media blast it instead of me spending tons of time cleaning it
 

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My Hotsy steam cleaner and some purple cleaner will clean up a 50 year old tractor clean enough to eat off of, I can't understand the need for a dremel when something is going to get covered up anyway, personally I don't like sand inside where oil goes, I swear you can never get rid of all of it .

If it's not a show truck I prefer Bowers suggestion .
 

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aircraft stripper or oven-off. They have to tape stuff off after media. But I get it. Just took me 60 hours to polish out an Atlas. And it was new. Steel parts and tough stuff was sanded/massaged and painted with metalized wheel rattlecan.
 

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My Hotsy steam cleaner and some purple cleaner will clean up a 50 year old tractor clean enough to eat off of, I can't understand the need for a dremel when something is going to get covered up anyway, personally I don't like sand inside where oil goes, I swear you can never get rid of all of it .

If it's not a show truck I prefer Bowers suggestion .
One day I'll get a steam cleaner but i don't have the room right now. That must make cleaning parts easy and fun. I was nervous about the sand inside too, but I'm taking out all the bearings before it gets dropped off.

aircraft stripper or oven-off. They have to tape stuff off after media. But I get it. Just took me 60 hours to polish out an Atlas. And it was new. Steel parts and tough stuff was sanded/massaged and painted with metalized wheel rattlecan.
Man that looks awesome! Great job
 

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If you are a wheeler, they only look nice once so take your pictures before that first trip. Usually for someone to spend that amount of time, it is not just a part. There is usually more to it than just stock purchased.

Bet the engine is not stock either.

And we get it why others run what they brung. OK with me as long as it keeps running and not a fail of neglect.

One of the benefits of powder coating is the part will usually get blended to get all the flashing and sharp corners rounded. That makes it so much nicer to work on over the years.

Tech Tim showed me some parts off of his wet bead blaster. Awesome. I would just clear coat anything off of it!
 

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frank is busy posting corona memes in chit chat :flipoff2:
It has been so dead in here that I let it ride for a couple days. If you guys want it in newbie I'll move it.

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