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Old January 11th, 2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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Default Think rancho shocks can handle 400 degrees?

Think a rancho shock could stand 400 degrees for about a half hour? I'm thinking the seals would croak but wanted some input.

Wondering if they can be powdercoated.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 09:08 AM   #2
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Just get them Chromed.... much classier..
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Old January 11th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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Think a rancho shock could stand 400 degrees for about a half hour? I'm thinking the seals would croak but wanted some input.

Wondering if they can be powdercoated.
get the torch and a heat temp gun and find out
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Old January 11th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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I gotta believe 400 is bad for it. Why do you want to powdercoat them?
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Old January 11th, 2006, 10:17 AM   #5
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the air inside will change a lot at 400F, as will the ram seal. Whats the application?
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Old January 11th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #6
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i think they put "DO NOT HEAT" warnings on them for a reason.. :Sonicjay: but hhey give it a shot, and let us know how it goes..
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Old January 11th, 2006, 03:16 PM   #7
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i think they put "DO NOT HEAT" warnings on them for a reason.. :Sonicjay: but hhey give it a shot, and let us know how it goes..
if I remember right they'res another product that says "do not heat " also, it says "pull pin and throw" on the flip side
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Old January 11th, 2006, 03:38 PM   #8
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I thought Rancho's were rebuildable (I have nothing to base this on, just heard somewhere), is it possible to take them apart first?
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Old January 11th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #9
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Nope, can't take them apart. I know shocks get way way hot when used hard...dunno how hot but I know it can blister you...had it happen to me once.

Want to powdercoat them because I have a cool candy blue color and they are all nasty and I am building tube fenders right now and they are going to show more.



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Old January 11th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #10
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Old January 11th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #11
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I would get some tube that would slide over the shocks, powder coat the tube, and slide it over the shock. A shock boot would cover up the rest.
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Have a friend that does powder coating , he says no way would he put them in his oven thinks they would leak and contaminate his oven, or worse explode.
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I would get some tube that would slide over the shocks, powder coat the tube, and slide it over the shock. A shock boot would cover up the rest.

Ack! Just say no to shock boots...:miff:

Ok, so back to the 2 stage paint.
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