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Powdercoat Fenderwells

As I have mentioned on earlier posts: I am rebuilding the front suspension on my 70. I have pulled the fender wells out to allow for cleaning/detailing in the engine bay.
What are your thoughts on powdercoating the fenderwells along with the rest of my suspension components I have removed? (control arms, swaybar, spindles, etc)
Do you think it will significantly warp the fenderwells to have them blasted and powdercoated?
Thoughts on powdercoating these other suspension components?
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Did the fenderwells after having them blasted and love 'em! No regrets!
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I recently had my 68 GTO fender liners powdercoated.
They turned out great.
I recommend it.

But I don't think you want to sandblast them; use a less harsh media and don't let the heat build up. I think they did mine with glass media.

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Did you have any problems with holes becoming covered/filled with powdercoating? (Such as the washer fluid reservior holes in the passenger fender)
Did they have any trouble with removing the undercoating from the inner fender wells?
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Good question. I'll let you know when I get it put back together. Now you got me worried!
I didn't hear of any issues with the undercoating.
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Did you have any problems with holes becoming covered/filled with powdercoating? (Such as the washer fluid reservior holes in the passenger fender)
Did they have any trouble with removing the undercoating from the inner fender wells?
There were no problems with the powder coat filling any holes; the film thickness is only slightly heavier than typical paint film.

I am not aware of the undercoating causing any difficulties; my parts were spotless after being blasted. I picked them up after blasting to weld up a couple of rust holes that were under the rubber shields; they were clean, bare metal.

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I dropped off several parts at the powdercoaters today. I'll let you know how it turns out.
A-Arms, F Swaybar, spindles, disk dust shields, disk brake mount brackets, fenderwells, steering knuckles, alternator bracket, heater hose bracket. etc.
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I picked up my parts yesterday and they look great. Possibly better than new in some cases. Now I can't wait to get it all put back together.
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