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i was looking for some input on how i should go about powder coating my front susp. pieces.my question is what order would you do it in? i was going to blast it ,then remove the bushings.now, do i powder coat it then scrape off the extra paint to install the bushings or should i powdercoat it then remove the old bushings so there is no junk in my holes?this applys to my ball joints too....so,do i leave it together or pull it apart to powder coat? thanks
 

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I think I'd strip them bare before I'd coat them. I think the heat from the oven would melt the bushings and make a mess wouldn't it? I don't know because I've never done it before. Plus it shouldn't take too long to clean up with a die grinder or some sanding rolls when its out of the oven.
 

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I had some stuff done and the guys used a heat resistant tape to carefully tape off all the areas that needed to be bare before they sprayed.
 

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The other thing that I believe they use is a heat resistant type of silcone then pick it off after.The stuff is really hard so the less you have to scrape off the better I would do a search to find out for sure .Iknow I have read on this but can't remember where.
 

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you can till the holes with alumuin foil they also sell plugs that you can reuse to block holes, check out columbia coatings for some powder coat info. I do my own powdwer coating at home with a gun from sears. It simple to do and cheap. You could probably even recoup what little money you have in it by doing a few parts for friends and give them a good deal, then your's is free.
 
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