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Powder Coat (Black) or Leave it aluminum?

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Scott,

Check out this bracket.

While we were starting the car on Sunday Scott suggested making a bracket for the throttle return springs on my Dominator carb. So here it is! BTW It bolts to the throttle bracket on the dominator, thus becoming part of the bracket. Be ONE with the bracket :roll:

Should I powder coat this bracket or leave it aluminum?





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Pic workie now.

PCoat it, or squirt some clear on it!
 

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Hard black anodize

My personal favorite finish on aluminum is hard black anodize. If done right, it will not purple and looks great forever. Extremely hard to scratch as well, unlike powdercoat.
 

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Polishing that to a brilliant finish would only take 10 minutes so that might be another option. Here's an example of a polished oil pressure manifold on our Bantam.

 

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When you get finished polishing. Get some bakeing soda and put on a rag and wipe the part off. It will bring the shine out and remove any excess compound that might be left.
 

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Damon,

All we use is a color bar (white compound) and a cloth wheel. As long as the aluminum is in reasonably good condition it polishs up quickly to a beautiful finish. Properly polished aluminum is slow to oxidize so it's pretty low maintenance.

You can get more info here:

http://www.caswellplating.com/buffs/compound3.html

or here

http://www.bright-works.com/store/html/comp.html
Thanks for the links Brock!

I need to get my rotary tools fixed. I have Two dremel tools, one is like brand new and neither one will work! Something inside is messed up :?: :roll:

I'l prefer the polished look so maybe for now I'll leave it aluminum, cleaned up and then polish it in the near future. Can I use that same compound to polish my SVO Power valve covers :?: Man they would look SWEET!



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I voted to leave it Alum. It will look clean and nice but not over the top like chrome.
 

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Initials

You are gonna have my initials engraved into it arent ya? That will make it good for at least 2 tenths! Oh! and my favorite color is blue, so you can powder coat it blue to match your plug wires. Glad we got all that squared away. LOL!
 

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S.Vincent said:
You are gonna have my initials engraved into it arent ya? That will make it good for at least 2 tenths! Oh! and my favorite color is blue, so you can powder coat it blue to match your plug wires. Glad we got all that squared away. LOL!


How about SVT for Scott Vincent Trucking :lol:

Hell; if it would give me 2 tenths in the quarter I'd write whatever you want! WFO, KMA or :?: :lol:

Looks like it's overwhelming, I'll leave it aluminum, Thanks for your valued opinions guys!!



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