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    Is the drag (surface friction) on coating higher or lower than on the base metal? Meaning can it be used as a lubricant? It would seem that PTFE (teflon) would be a great additive for this, but I can not find any information if it is being done.

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    Re: powder coat drag coefficient

    Originally posted by Electrathon
    Is the drag (surface friction) on coating higher or lower than on the base metal? Meaning can it be used as a lubricant? It would seem that PTFE (teflon) would be a great additive for this, but I can not find any information if it is being done.
    NUF SAID! follow link goober! Your Momma was a Minivan!

    http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/techline/ie.html#ie

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    • #3
      Re: powder coat drag coefficient

      Originally posted by Noob2PC
      Originally posted by Electrathon
      Is the drag (surface friction) on coating higher or lower than on the base metal? Meaning can it be used as a lubricant? It would seem that PTFE (teflon) would be a great additive for this, but I can not find any information if it is being done.
      NUF SAID! follow link goober! Your Momma was a Minivan!

      http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/techline/ie.html#ie
      I saw this stuff but it does not really say what it is, but defiantly does not appear to be powder coating. Caswell's site is slightly not user friendly to those who do not already know the answers (sorry guys).

      My thought were along the lines of a childs slide. If it could be coated and there was PTFE added to the powder then it would be more "slippery" than with just a layer of powder melted onto it. Of course, I do have visions of the scene in Christmas Vacation when they coated the sled.

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      • #4
        IS there anything Caswell doesn't sell?? There have been so many cool products that I never knew existed that I have found on this site. Good work guys!!

        Kris

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        • #5
          Re: powder coat drag coefficient

          Originally posted by Electrathon
          Originally posted by Noob2PC
          Originally posted by Electrathon
          Is the drag (surface friction) on coating higher or lower than on the base metal? Meaning can it be used as a lubricant? It would seem that PTFE (teflon) would be a great additive for this, but I can not find any information if it is being done.
          NUF SAID! follow link goober! Your Momma was a Minivan!

          http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/techline/ie.html#ie
          I saw this stuff but it does not really say what it is, but defiantly does not appear to be powder coating. Caswell's site is slightly not user friendly to those who do not already know the answers (sorry guys).

          My thought were along the lines of a childs slide. If it could be coated and there was PTFE added to the powder then it would be more "slippery" than with just a layer of powder melted onto it. Of course, I do have visions of the scene in Christmas Vacation when they coated the sled.
          What are you thinking of coating??

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          • #6
            Re: powder coat drag coefficient

            Originally posted by remotestartdepot
            What are you thinking of coating??
            I am not exactly sure, but working on steering on an electrathon car. The thought came to mind that if I was to coat the friction surfaces with teflon, things would be "smoother". Teflon is bonded with some sort of secret process, but if the powder (PTFE) was mixed into a powder coating possible the surface would be "slick". I have never tried to mix anything into powder, but it seems like this would be a cool product. I don't know if the PTFE would do something to the powder in the cure process or how much you could get suspended without trouble. I was really hoping someone had already figured this out.

            Aaron

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            • #7
              Re: powder coat drag coefficient

              Originally posted by Electrathon
              Originally posted by Noob2PC
              Originally posted by Electrathon
              Is the drag (surface friction) on coating higher or lower than on the base metal? Meaning can it be used as a lubricant? It would seem that PTFE (teflon) would be a great additive for this, but I can not find any information if it is being done.
              NUF SAID! follow link goober! Your Momma was a Minivan!

              http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/techline/ie.html#ie
              I saw this stuff but it does not really say what it is, but defiantly does not appear to be powder coating. Caswell's site is slightly not user friendly to those who do not already know the answers (sorry guys).
              I have no clue either. I just saw that you wanted slick coating and I knew this was on the site so I pointed you that direction. Well back to pulling motor so I can make it to daytona.

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              • #8
                I recommend contacting Dupont directly. Since Teflon is their product, I'm sure they can answer your questions.Be sure to get ahold of their technical department.They often will custom formulate for the individual use but be sure to have your check book ready.It definately sounds like you need to be in the industrial market and not the hobby market for this project.

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                • #9
                  Ha Ha Noob. My Avitar is the coolest.

                  Electrathon, let me know if you find anything out on this. I would really be interested in it, and I'm sure Caswell may be interested in picking some up if you find it.

                  Kris

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                  • #10
                    what you are looking for is called DRY FILM COATING AND LUBRICANT it's used to eliminate friction on pistons and firing chambers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by remotestartdepot
                      Ha Ha Noob. My Avitar is the coolest.

                      Kris
                      THINGIE!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!! WAY COOL!!

                      OH btw did you guys see my motor and how well it came out after I PC'd the intake and the Valve covers. I also have done the Carb but still have to take pictures of that. Still have a ton of stuff to PC since I dropped the cradle today. Tranny and suspension parts now. also going to do the upper trunk heat shield as well. I have to get this done before the Daytona Show!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Noob2PC
                        Originally posted by remotestartdepot
                        Ha Ha Noob. My Avitar is the coolest.

                        Kris
                        THINGIE!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!! WAY COOL!!

                        OH btw did you guys see my motor and how well it came out after I PC'd the intake and the Valve covers. I also have done the Carb but still have to take pictures of that. Still have a ton of stuff to PC since I dropped the cradle today. Tranny and suspension parts now. also going to do the upper trunk heat shield as well. I have to get this done before the Daytona Show!
                        CARB? I thought yours was PFI?? What happened?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by remotestartdepot
                          CARB? I thought yours was PFI?? What happened?
                          No I have been going Carb since I started this mess. I work on computers all day long, I do not believe that they belong in a Hot Rod! btw got the cradle dropped and stripped of parts. If the motor does not sell, I have a ton of 2.5 parts to PC again and sell on eBay

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Noob2PC
                            Originally posted by remotestartdepot
                            CARB? I thought yours was PFI?? What happened?
                            No I have been going Carb since I started this mess. I work on computers all day long, I do not believe that they belong in a Hot Rod! btw got the cradle dropped and stripped of parts. If the motor does not sell, I have a ton of 2.5 parts to PC again and sell on eBay
                            How well do PC'd parts sell on Ebay? I've got a whole boat load of parts that could be PC'd for extra cash. Any pointers? Hot items?

                            Kris

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