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Need high-temp rubber coating

  1. Oct 30, 2012 #1
    Need high-temp "rubber" coating

    Hey I'm looking to coat some 0.5" aluminum rods with some sort of coating to increase the friction coefficient ("tackiness" I believe it's called). It will be used in high temperature environments of up to 200C. Does anyone know of such product?

    I tried calling this company but that product can't get anywhere near 200C.
    http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2012 #2

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    Re: Need high-temp "rubber" coating

    A high-temperature silicone?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2012 #3
    Re: Need high-temp "rubber" coating

    It's just that silicone won't adhere to aluminium. Maybe things get less bad if you anodise first.

    My suggestion is a nickel layer. These have a high coefficient of friction, and better, they don't gall.

    You already know that aluminium alloys are capable of nearly nothing at 200°, do you?
     
  5. Nov 7, 2012 #4
    Re: Need high-temp "rubber" coating

    could try a belzona coating depending on what your doing

    http://www.belzona.com/products.aspx

    They are usually painted on smooth, but I can imagine you cant make it rougher when you apply it. Also expensive but good for temps up to 180°C
     
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