Ok In my near obsessive level of reading lately, along with talking to others I have discovered that there is a LARGE danger in galvanizing the bulkhead. Apparently it is a serious roll of the dice to galvanize one and have it come out straight...
A frame is apparently straight forward but the bulkhead can warp. It was suggested to build a metal frame around it for the dipping to help but even that is not a guarantee.
Soooo I was wondering, once assembled how much rubbing against the rest of the body occurs during driving? The reason I ask is I am wondering about powder coating AND I have yet another idea.
There is a product called gunkote.
It is a Spray on bake on coating originally designed to coat the inside of oil pipe lines and then adapted to firearms. It is a Moly coating that is litterely baked (300 degrees for 1 Hour) into the surface of the parent metal. On firearms once you apply it the only way to get it off is sandblast. My thought here is to use the gunkote as a primer and first line corrosion barrier. A powder coating facility could apply it and bake it, then go over it again with powder coating.
So what does anyone think of that as a possible alternative to galvanizing the bulkhead?
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