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Old 03-07-2011   #1
 
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Anodized v. Powder Coat

Newbie here. I've recently purchased a NRS frame. My neighbor has offered to powder coat it in whatever color(s) I want for free. Are there any issues I should be aware of with regards to powder coating anodized aluminum?

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You may have to rough it up a little. Why do you want to coat it?
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He's going to do my dry box. The only reason to coat the frame is to match the colors of the dry box.
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If your neighbor is gonna be around awhile ( with access to powdercoating ) you might want to wait until you've used it awhile. The anodizing is probably more durable than the powdercoat. Maybe just do the lopros and the cooler/drybox slings for now
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Is the durability significant between the two? Does powder coating add much weight? I appreciate your help with this.
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you won't notice any weight gain. powdercoating works great and is reasonably durable. you will have to sandblast the metal surfaces to allow for proper adhesion. can't speak regarding anodizing.

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Is the durability significant between the two? Does powder coating add much weight? I appreciate your help with this.
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Get the frame set exactly how you want it first, then powder coat. A buddy of mine has a fine set of scratches from where he moved the crossbars.
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I had read somewhere that powdercoating is bad for the integrity of aluminum. can't remember where. It might have been on this site so maybe do a search.
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dont do the frame, being new you will definitely adjust,tweek,add,remove,and who knows what else. I am constantly changing mine around...but I am always thinking of new things to make it better...some people get it, like it, leave it...
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found it!
https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ium-29534.html
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