What Red and weekender said.. and of course.. this is another post that could have benefitd from a simple SEARCH.
Sorry to disagree nacho...you mention a 50 degree hub temp... not sure what that refers to... anyone baking their hubs along with the wheels?
At any rate.. there is an EIGHT HUNDRED degree difference in temps between max temp for powdercoating ( 375-400) and the actual MELTING point of aluminum alloy (1100+ degrees). That is a TON of headroom.
I am sure that it's easy to find people that will recommend one be conservative and NOT powdercoat a wheel... but the math speaks volumes to me... of course... I'm an engineering flunkie. But it seems this is not an engineer's baliliwick anyway... what we need are some chemists and physicsts..
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Last edited by M3 Adjuster; 11-21-2011 at 06:32 PM.