Well I had been wondering about the powder coating and it destroying the bonds on the rear strut
I had asked on the ProFlex forum and the only real feedback was from ‘shovelon’ who had melted the glue out of his BUT this happened whilst welding very close to the crown, the other ends had been OK.
I did think of just sending it and hoping for the best but if it fell apart I would be inconveniencing the powder coater and be left with parts that I would have to de-powder coat and then re-bond
I had a look on Windridge’s website and it quoted 220°C so we had a little home cooking session to see what would happen
I hung it rather than laying it flat as it as it will probably be in this position when it is coated and will have its own weight pulling the joints apart.
Checking the surface temp with a fluke IR thermometer confirmed that A) my oven stat is crap, B) the temp control on the oven is crap (it cycles up and down by 25°C) and C) the bonds are OK up to 235°C for 15 mins
I didn’t want to take it any higher or for any longer though …
So it’s off to Windridge with the Marin forks (finally
) to see that matt black powder coat looks like, guess I will find out in a couple of weeks