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  • DIY Powdercoating?
    • Curt
      Posted Aug 1, 2012 7:24 AM

      So I designed an R/C plane a biplane.. 'cause I love doing all the difficult/annoying bits twice *sigh*, which has gone from CAD to my workbench in just a few short months --http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11096359/tm.htm

      It's big enough to make use of a smoke generator so I want to add one, they rely on muffler heat and the muffler I am using is this:

      http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=25277

      I haven't gotten it yet because it's shipping form Hong Kong but I'm going to assume its polished aluminum (not chromed)

      Problem is polished aluminum dissipates heat quickly, and I want to capture it. I would like a matte-black finish, can I DIY powder-coat it? or is there an inexpensive way to get the finish I want? I'd paint (and re-paint it every few weeks :P) if I thought that would work, but I would expect it to flek off in flight and clog the carburetor, which results in something like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_b_jYUM23w&feature=related (1:50 or so)

      Any advice would be appreciated.

      -Curt
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