this isn't on my a tractor but it well could be on one; I have (2) hydraulic cylinders that I need to rebuild. In the process, I know someone that does powdercoating; i would like to do these cylinders before they go back into service. But since they cost $935/each if I wind up having to get new ones (if I screw them up) I am a little leery of it;
1) put pipe plugs in them, have them done now before I take them apart OR
2) rebuild them (I have the kits on hand already) and then have them coated OR
3)take them apart and have just the bare housing powdercoated OR
4) screw it; just rebuild them, scuff them and rattlecan them?
these cylinders are fairly noticeable where they mount but are "protected within a column", and a PITA to put in/take out; so I want them to look good with the rest of the unit, stay looking good, protect them, and have a fresh surface, so I can more readily tell if they decide to leak again?
I like the idea of having them coated because if they do decide to eventually leak, PC holds up better to oils and fluids than Krylon, if you get what I mean.....