Keep in mind that powder is baked on at 400F-450F. If you try paint remover, it may take a few attempts. I just removed some by burning it off with a propane torch. I don't know if you can do that due to the area you're talking about. A DA sander will work also. Start with rough paper tho. Powder coating is tough stuff. Good luck. Mike
Was the powdercoating done by a local vendor? If so take it back to them. They should have masked it in the first place. They have chemicals that will remove the powdercoating with just a little elbow grease.... maybe you can get some of it from them. If not, scraping and sandblasting may be needed. Good Luck...
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As far as sandblasting the area goes. Good luck! Part of the preping process is baking the part at 600F. This burns the powder so that it can be sand blasted easily. Blasting without burning will take forever...especially with a home compressor and blaster. You can try a heat gun also, but you need to blister the coating to get it off. Mike
Drummermike is right about the heat- Often I use a torch to quickly scorch the powder coat before sand blasting. Otherwise, you'll stand at the blaster all day trying to get it off(the p-coat, that is).
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Several years ago, FFR was having major problems with their powdercoated frames - you just looked at it hard, and some of it would flake off.
I ended up taking my frame to a local powdercoater. He put the whole frame in the oven overnight to burn off the powdercoating, like DrummerMike said, and then sandblasted it. FFR refunded me my money for their powdercoating, but it cost me more money in the long run
I don't think I want to take it back to the coater, he under charged me by a bunch.
The parts that need to be cleaned off, are all the bolts I welded on for ground studs and the Roll bar mounts. Nothing serious,
I might can get the studs with a wire wheel. I need a can of Aircraft remover, this is a good excuse to go get it.
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