Originally Posted by Dreaded Claymore
I think powder coating will add so much material that everything will be out of spec, which means that none of the parts will fit any more.
Hmm. Good point. You can vary the thickness of a powdercoat by varying the voltage... And you can plug holes so they don't get powder coated. Do you think that by doing that one might be defeating the purpose of coating the metal, i.e. protecting the (soft) aluminum from wear of moving parts?