View Full Version : Any reason I couldn't powdercoat a complete axle a

07-20-2008, 02:38 PM
The front and rear axles have been rebuilt, but they set outside for a while. I can have them powdercoated cheap. Is there ant reason they shouldnt go in an oven? Hubs and all.


Tom B
07-20-2008, 03:30 PM
I think I'd want to remove all bearings, unless the heat in the oven doesn't get over 300, In which case, just the grease.

Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction) 358 hrs.
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
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07-20-2008, 03:31 PM
Ovens are set between 400* and 450* .

Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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Mike Van Veghten
07-20-2008, 03:44 PM
289 -

A good shop will not want a bunch af grease and other junk contaminating their oven.

Beside...to the job right...do the job right and properly clean, coat and cure each piece seperatly.


07-20-2008, 04:11 PM
Fill and protect all threaded holes and/or tight-fit drilled holes. Powder will clog them to the point they all have to be re-tapped. If it were a mating surface, such as the Timkin truck rear axle, they should be covered.

thnx, jack vines


07-20-2008, 05:27 PM
I agree, I would disassemble completely and powdercoat only the housing separately.


55 Commander Starlight