<p style=”text-align: center;”>Corrosion of the Powder Coated Parts.</p>
Possibly due to being permanently located at the coast I’m experiencing quite a bit of corrosion penetrating the powder coating on my movers. When I was in manufacturing I could never find a powder coating operation that was prepared (or able) to apply a zinc powder coat primer under the finishing coat, with the result that anything I sent to the coast started peeling within a few months. Eventually I just stopped sending stuff to the coast.
I had a word with Kyle Warburg about this and from their side they are working on various improved corrosion protections as well.
What I do with anything powder coated at the coast is wait 6 months for a layer of rust to form on the metal under the finish, strip the detaching plastic layer off with a sharp putty knife, and then paint it over with Spanjaard 95% zinc spray. Lasts quite well but not forever.
The transverse square tube is completely rusr-resistant, so you won’t need to take that out.
I’d be interested to hear what other chaps do about this condition.
Fortunately the motors take only a few minutes to remove and strip, so it’s a very quick and simple repair, and a good opportunity to grease the planetary gearbox as well. (Don’t take the back cap off the motor because you’ll need to make a special tool to reassemble the brushes).