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How to powder coat an aluminum landing gear for a radio control aircraft. I made it at TechShop

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This instructable will cover how to powder coat a generic aluminum landing gear that many radio control airplanes come with.  I did this to make the plane look a little better then the normal bare aluminum look that most planes have.  I did the powder coating at TechShop Detroit, in Allen Park, MI. 

I made it at TechShop
http://www.techshop.ws
 
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Step 1: Take off the landing gear

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To start with take off the landing gear and remove everything from it including axles and any other fasteners.

To do the power coating, you need to get some TSP cleaner, acetone and nitrile rubber gloves in addition to somewhere you can powder coat.

Step 2: Sandblast the part

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Before you start sand blasting you will want to turn the powder coat oven on.  Turn it on and set the temperature to 375F.  It takes a while to heat up so you'll want to get it started now.

To start with, you need to prepare the part in the sand blasting cabinet.  Put the part in the cabinet.  Be sure to go over all the edges of the part.  When you think your finished, check the part and clean up any places that were missed.