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A quick search indicates that commercial shops heat the objects to 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Would this heat impact strength? My mast was powder coated from the factory. Would it be stronger if uncoated?
Do it yourself powder coating appears to be cost prohibitive for my small needs. The commercial price appears to be about $5.00 to $8.00 per item. Given three cleats, the end caps on the boom, and two line organizers and a five year recoating cycle, twenty years would be required to amortize the cost of the required abrasive blaster, filtered spray cabinet. electro-static spray gun, compressor, and dedicated oven.