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    Primer question and taking apart VLS to powdercoat question

    First I have self etching primer that say for metal use, but doesn't have list fiberglass on. I have regular surfacer primer for my paint guns but can't use that as easily so I wanted to check if self etching stuff will still work fine of fiberglass.

    Second, What is the easiest way to pull the VLS hinges apart? I want to get them powdercoated but figure I should take out the bearings in them first. Any suggestions?

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    I rattlecanned the hinges and I used etching primer on them first. There is going to be wear near all the moving parts so the paint will rub off. Keeping them lubed will be your best line for rust prevention in these areas. They can be disassembled but it's almost not worth it because like I already said the paint will rub off with the hinges movement. As far as FG goes IDK.

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    That's why I want to powdercoat not paint it won't rub off like paint will. The paint question is entirely different but I found online the etching part of the primer causes fiberglass/bondo to breakdown so I don't want to use that.
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    When the door swings out it will rub off whatever you put on it. That's why I suggested lubing it often. The only other trouble spot is when the hinge comes down to the stop. Trust me it will come off there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kywhitelightning View Post
    When the door swings out it will rub off whatever you put on it. That's why I suggested lubing it often. The only other trouble spot is when the hinge comes down to the stop. Trust me it will come off there too.

    Jeff
    Actually. Rather than just rubbing off, in my expreiance on things like hinges the powdercoat will actually chip off. Your're better off just rattle caning them and keeping them well lubed. Just my $0.02
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    I dont think powdercoating moving parts is the brightest idea.

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    Rub off, chip off; it's the same result in the end I guess. No paint in certain spots and constant lubing required as I stated above.

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    Cool guys thanks for the advice.

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    Not only that, but if you did powder coat them you will have problems getting the pieces back together. the power coating adds just enough dimensional change that you would end up chipping it off just to put your hinges back together.

    I had a custom motor mount for my Saturn powder coated, after I got it back I needed to file the powder coating off just to get the bolts to go through the mounting holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kywhitelightning View Post
    Rub off, chip off; it's the same result in the end I guess. No paint in certain spots and constant lubing required as I stated above.

    Jeff
    How is your VLS Jeff? I was thinking of getting a kit, but wasn't sure of their stability, nothing bothers me more than them being wobbly.

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