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Paint or powdercoat pulleys & alt brackets?

Just wondering if it's better to paint or powdercoat the pulleys, alternator brackets, and factory-type 5 blade clutch fan? I imagine the powdercoat would provide better corrosion resistance, but will it hold up to the temperatures? Thanks.
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Powder will do fine and look the best IMHO. I'd mask off the belt surfaces though. Not sure what power coat would do with a belt running against it. I guess you could power coat the brackets and paint the pulleys - it would be easier to mask them that way. You may want to run a pigtail ground from the alternator to the block though. Powder coatings are prone to leaving you with bad grounds, and you'd hate to have to mess up your coating to get a good ground.

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Re: Paint or powdercoat pulleys & alt brackets?

Thanks - I hadn't considered the grounding issue, that's a very good point. Maybe in some ways it would be much easier just to paint the brackets, although I do like the idea of the powdercoat.
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Re: Paint or powdercoat pulleys & alt brackets?

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Thanks - I hadn't considered the grounding issue, that's a very good point. Maybe in some ways it would be much easier just to paint the brackets, although I do like the idea of the powdercoat.
I powder coated everthing I could on my 69Z. I've had 0 problems with grounding issues or belt problems after 5 years. Once you do powder, you will never go back to painted parts.

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Re: Paint or powdercoat pulleys & alt brackets?

Used to work for a powder coating Mfg. and brought all my parts in the back door All were done in a 30% gloss black (almost flat). It's been over 7 years and they look like they were done yesterday

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Re: Paint or powdercoat pulleys & alt brackets?

once I tried powdercoating some brackets and pulleys a few years ago I definitely shy away from painting. that being said, the stuff is not bulletproof...the durability is slightly overstated in my op. the coating will come off when you torque down bolts. but just not nearly as bad as paint. i just got a set of M/T valve covers done and they look awesome...I was stoked!!!

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Clear POWDER on my intake, Chrome aluminum on my pullys and brackets, high temp gray powder on the headers, control arms are powder, fan is powder.

Frame is PAINT ultra black with 3 or 4 coats of clear.






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Re: Paint or powdercoat pulleys & alt brackets?

Thanks - looks like I'll be powdercoating them, then! Those pics look awesome, Joe
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Thanks!!

More to come soon...........just put it under the 67. It's been painted......................finally!!!!!

Looks good, just have to save up for valve cover adaptors and new GM valve covers.

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