I had the rudder pedals powder coated just before Thanksgiving, and since they mount to the forward fuselage, and since I'm working on the forward fuselage, I decided to clean them up post-coating.
The powder coating shop masked-off areas I knew needed to be bare metal (to fit in flanges etc.) but I did not specify for them to mask enough of the mounting lugs. The masked part came off easily, but the other - hoo boy. That coating is tough stuff.
Removed powder coating from both inner and outer bearing surfaces on both pedal assemblies.