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Hi, I'm doing some work on my 1500, while the heat sheilds are off I'm thinking of getting them powder coated as they're looking rusty. Will the powder coating cope with the heat from the exhaust manifolds? Any one done this?
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Being that they are already chromed and rusty, the chances of the powder-coat sticking long-term are not good.

If the powder-coat doesn't split and peel over the course of time, I would be surprised.
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I Know of loads over here that have it done and have done it my self
never had or heard of any problems with it even on the heat sheilds.

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I would go for www.jet-hot.com awesome stuff, looks great too!

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if what you are calling the heat sheilds is the lower cowlings I painted mine about a year ago with Krylon's Hammertone finsh paint and i have to say they are holding up very well.





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Hi, thanks for the replys. Yes I do mean the metallower cowlings. Looks like they'll be off to the powder coaters along with my center stand in a couple of weeks. Thanks, Jim

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I've seen many parts including chrome rims powder coated. Proper preparation is the key, the parts should be sand blasted / glass bead blasted to help the paint adhere to the metal.

Powder coated parts are baked in an oven at over 400 degrees F., so for a heat shield, there should be no problem.
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Powder coating will work and is more resistant to stone chips.

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Hi Northwing

Had the front timing chest cover powder coated black. I have a black 18. My avatar shows the cover removed.

The finish is holding up not too badly, with just a small amount of bubbling. I think this is due to poor prep work by the guy who did it for me. Had to have it done as the standard Honda silver finish is so poor that the paint had a lot of corrosion under it. I think that if the aluminium starts to corrode it is very hard to remove or neutralise. Might be down to the grade or type of material used.

I'm happy with it for just now. Fitted the cover with titanium bolts, pricey but look good.

Another mod I have done is replace the standard brake pad retention pins with titanium ones.

I found that the standard Honda ones started to corrode far too soon for my liking so I replaced them. Also fitted titanium plugs for the pin sockets, instead of the plastic ones. They are doing well with no signs of the dreaded C word.

Done this mod off my own back, so if you try it, be it on your own head. Thats the legal bit.

Going to have to do some more powder coating after this Winter it's been a bit of a bugger on the bikes finish. Lower cowels next I think.

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