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    How not to powdercoat your Headshock

    Just a cautionary tale, complete with pictures.

    So if you go to PC your frame and fork, do yourself a favor, and have the damper and telescope pulled apart first. Don't just PC the whole thing, oven baking and plastic doesn't go well together.....


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    LOL....fail. does c-dale still offer the damper units for the headshock?

    how much do they run???
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    For 2005 and newer, yes. Not too sure on cost, likely at least $150.

    Fortunately for this guy, the damper hard bits were fine. I replaced seals, plastic caps and bearings, fork runs like new.
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    meh..that'll buff out..


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    I guess if the heat was high enough to melt the nylon the heat treatment of the fork blades is down the toilet as well....wouldn't want to ride that fork, not even with new internals.....
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    Not a materials science guy, I would assume not though. So much PC going on out there in bike land, it'd be an apparent issue already if it were, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Not a materials science guy, I would assume not though. So much PC going on out there in bike land, it'd be an apparent issue already if it were, no?
    According to cannondale Europe it is...that's why they offer a painting service....send your old cdale frame in and get updated graphics and all....a bit expensive, but it will not void your warranty...I wonder if they do that here in the States as well....
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    That looks like something out of the Alien movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58teeth View Post
    That looks like something out of the Alien movie.
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    it's like cooking a chicken with the bag of giblets still inside.

    very funny!!!

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    No good

    I cant believe the powder coater didnt even say something....

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    At first, I thought the melted white plastic was grease...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMike View Post
    I cant believe the powder coater didnt even say something....
    Yeah, ya know?

    My first thought too.
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    Pics of finished product?

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    Holy crap lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rz79 View Post
    Pics of finished product?
    Not mine, I just fixed it. It looked like a Headshock when it left here...
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    Hahaha!
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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