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Surface preparation on a custom motorcycle frame
I want to know what I can use to "clean-up" a motorcycle frame in order to have it powdercoated. If I were to use conventional paint, I could use Bondo [affil link], but I suspect that in preparation for powder coating I am limited to brazing and or lead...and I'm not sure about either one of them either. Can you assist me with the info I need?
- Hayward, California
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A. BEFORE POWDER COATING, ALKALI CLEANING, THEN RINSES, THEN PHOSPHATING WILL HELP YOU FOR GOOD ADHESION.KASI VISWANATHAN
- Penang, Malaysia
A. Hi Carlos. You can try specialty "Bondo-like" fillers which are widely available but have some small changes in formulation to make them compatible with the temperature of powder coating .
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
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