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Default Had frame and swing arm sand blasted and powder coated , now what ?

I went to install the swing arm into the frame and it's too tight . It appears powder coating is to thick . Now what
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It is normal to have to clean bolt holes and threads as well as any mounting surfaces to remove any powder accumulation.
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You should remove all of the powder coating from the surface where the swingarm makes contact. I paint my frames and a razor blade does the trick....it should probably work for powder coat too. You will probably have to do the same in other areas as well - powder coating is thick.
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Rear Motor mounts too, might be easier with the swing arm off. I think there is a fairly large area there that needs to be cleaned off. Metal to metal not a powder coat sandwich.
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If you don't remove the powder coat at all mounting points it will crumble between the mating surfaces and the fasteners will loosen up.

Makes you wonder why powder coating is considered a good thing.
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yeah i gave up powder coating and went back to epoxy paint...
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powder is like paint in many ways. for better looks and smoothness, less mils and for more protection more mils.
the acceptable standard for powder is 2>3 mils.
powder is basically paint and some are epoxy, just applied diff. if your powder is chipping off, then poor prep or cure, same as with paint.
powder must be squeeky clean, it does not have carriers to help lift contamination. by nature of the beast, the heating process causes out-gassing in a lot of materials.
just like paint, additives like prism alters it and guideline must be followed.
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Powder coating is great, especially for frames. You just have to be meticulously in masking off/blocking off anything you don't want paint on.

I block off all threads, and mask off mounting surfaces that need to be clean. Not too hard to do.
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When you get that far, you'll find that powder coating makes a great insulator too.
I had a Model T frame powder coated then had to go back and spot face down to bare metal everywhere I needed to ground a headlight, tail light, battery ground, etc.
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Done properly it looks good and is "stronger" than most paints.

But you DO need to prepare for it as others have said.

And it is harder to repair if you do chip or scratch it later on. If you decide to remove it later the sandblaster will charge you more as it will take longer.
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