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Old 04-16-2021, 08:40 PM
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My new RV-4 dynafocal engine mount and gear legs finally arrived. That’s the good news . The bad news is that it is all raw steel. Nothing has been powder coated. Is this normal or has there been some kind of mistake? I have an email out to Vans but it takes days for them to respond so I am hoping for some insight here.

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Old 04-16-2021, 09:16 PM
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The come bare, you can paint it or take it to your local powder coater.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:09 AM
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Possibly that is for the RV4 but for other RVs they come powder coated.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Bavafa View Post
Possibly that is for the RV4 but for other RVs they come powder coated.
Our -3 motor mount came bare a decade ago, and when I stripped our -6 mount last year, it was clearly never powder coated....but itís serial number 4, back before powder coating was invented.....

Bottom line is I think the older designs werenít powder coated, the newer ones are.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:38 AM
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This is an opportunity for you to paint it instead of powder coating it. Since the -4 engine mount design is prone to cracking (when, not if) paint makes it easier to detect and address before the mount breaks while powder coating can hide it.
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