Here's my LC frame with bolts in every oriffice!!, ready to go to the powder coaters. When i get her back the hard work, and fun and games will start,(no doubt).I'll keep you all informed how we are both doing, as long as i don't end up in councilling!!! Wish me luck.
I would take the bolts out you will have more problems getting them out when they are covered in powder coating and also when you try to remove them you could damage the powder coating round the bolt holes.
Its easer to clean out the threads as you rebuild the bike
damn..............i was gonna say they will b a bitch to get out when coated if its a decent powder coaters like triple s they will blank all threads n stuff............if not u just go round n re tap em all...dont take long
If YA can't ride it Park it!!
I own a 2 stroke which is bad .....but i buy dolphin friendly tuna so i feel im doin my bit for the environment If your not livin on the edge ur takin up too much room!
Had my frame blasted and coated i clean out the threads with the bolt that i wanted to use. two turns in half a turn out until the thread cleared. i would not use plastic bolts as they will mellt in the oven
Post by bertiemollie on Aug 10, 2006 7:53:34 GMT 1
Have any of you guys who have powder coated your frames had problems with "tight fitting" parts on re assembly due to paint thickness?
Also can you still read the frame number?
"It’s reasonably obvious that if you are going to pump that piston up and down, you might as well get work out of it every time the piston comes down rather than every other time the piston comes down,"
Yes i have afew times . Some times i can read the numbers it depends how deep they are stamped and how thick it has been coated. Its worth taking you V5 when you get it M.O.T'd as if they cant read it they will scrape the paint of and make a mess.
The swinging arm is the one i fined is tite so whem i get therm coated i mask of the points i know will need to be scraped of ater to save time .