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Does the heat of Powder-Coating affect the strength of a wheel?

I have lots of stuff powder coated and they bake it at around 450 Degrees F. for 30 minutes. I know some Aluminum is heat treated but does that temp. materially affect the strength of a wheel??
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A simple google search will shed some light on the subject.
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I have lots of stuff powder coated and they bake it at around 450 Degrees F. for 30 minutes. I know some Aluminum is heat treated but does that temp. materially affect the strength of a wheel??
I think it takes temps above 600F to affect our wheels. It really depends on the alloy, different mixes react differently to heat. There's been a lot of wheels powder coated and I've never heard of one breaking from being too brittle. Maybe we have a metallurgist among us that can set us straight?

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I think it takes temps above 600F to affect our wheels. It really depends on the alloy, different mixes react differently to heat. There's been a lot of wheels powder coated and I've never heard of one breaking from being too brittle. Maybe we have a metallurgist among us that can set us straight?
Apparently we do...Herr Google!

Following the helpful advice, I googled my question...
Out of 575,000 results (Didn't read them all), I find about half ask the same question and the rest answer as either yes, no, or maybe... SO, I guess it's still a valid concern.

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Aren't the newer bikes with black wheels powder coated?

Wouldn't you think that Honda would be worried about these wheels giving trouble if that was an issue?

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Aluminum pistons and the head are subjected to for more heat than 450 degrees.

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No the heat from powder coating does not affect the wheel. It take a lot more heat to damage it


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Has to get a lot hotter to affect the grain structure and then how it is cooled, quenching vs slow cooling, would be the question to ask.
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