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1/9/2010 7:15 AM

I am looking to get something custom for 2 of my bikes this year. Probably something bright. Does anyone have a powdercoater they recommend? What does a good powdercoating job run? Should I just strip the frame, prime it, paint it and clear it?

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1/9/2010 9:59 AM

I've done plenty of "rattle can" jobs. They can look decent I think if you get some good paint. Not so good in the durability department though. Although I've seen some professional jobs that aren't too hot either. Powdercoat if you are looking for durability for sure. Make sure to prep the frame good though, or you could be looking at hours trying to get paint out of where you don't want it.

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Job - Go-Ride.com
Bike - SuperCo Charger

1/10/2010 9:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

I own a powder coat shop. 85% of my business is bikes (pays to actually be involved in what your customers are doing!). I`m in Texas, but my out-of-state business is growing every week. Just did work for people in Florida, Wisconsin, and Utah.


I`ve got about 60 colors on hand, and one of the best powder manufacturers on the planet has a warehouse about 30 minutes away so I can pretty much do any color imaginable.


If anyone needs more info email jeff @ powderhouse . biz (obviously without the spaces)


Also check out www.powderhouse.biz


if you`re on facebook the page is PowderHouse Custom Coatings.


Peace for now,

Jeff

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1/26/2010 11:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/26/2010 11:03 PM

if your frames are already powdercoated you will have to get them professionally stripped (unless you dont mind the added weight and there are no irregularities such as scratches in the current finish). I think there is a place in golden that does it. trust me...don't try to strip it on your own unless it isnt powder. I would talk to Matt Fisher, Howse, or McGuckin about taking you to Metro State so you can work on it with them for only the cost of paint and some beer, unless you want a basic black, white, red, blue, or yellow (which are stocked at school).

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Ass Ass Ass

1/27/2010 8:46 AM

Thanks Eason. I will be doing a brand new frame that has been painted. I will probably be letting the company that powders it, strip it. I will definitely hit up those guys and see about getting some help.

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1/27/2010 5:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

Stripping a frame isn't THAT bad. Just go get some of this:


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Klean Strip KS3 Premium Stripper - The small can will do 2 frames.


You'll also need a scraper of some sort (non-plastic), a paint brush (non-plastic), a wire brush, gloves and some elbow grease. It'll take you ~4 hours if the paint is stubborn (aka high quality).

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1/27/2010 11:02 PM

Turman... i'm not sure how well that works on powdercoat though. Have you stripped a powdercoated frame with this? I was just saying it is a pain to strip powdercoat, but any other paint should be in the 2-4 hr range.

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Ass Ass Ass

1/28/2010 2:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/28/2010 2:55 AM

spankthewan wrote:

Turman... i'm not sure how well that works on powdercoat though. Have you stripped a powdercoated frame with this? I was just ...more

Yeppers, I've stripped a powdercoated frame with that (how else do companies paint these days?). It's potent stuff. The freshly painted steed should be arriving any day!

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1/29/2010 2:29 PM

Yeti and Knolly use Spectrum in Colorado Springs to coat their frames. That stripper works great...I have used it before. What color are you going for Nick?

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Lance

1/29/2010 4:33 PM

I have some colors in mind. Actually found some colors through one of the powder manufacturers. Basically looking for a purple pearl. The ones I have been looking at are two coat colors with a chrome base

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1/29/2010 4:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2010 4:35 PM

Sorry, Double post

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1/29/2010 8:36 PM

Have you seen the purple on Joel's new ride?

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Lance

1/29/2010 11:37 PM

Purple is so 2009 . . .

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1/29/2010 11:53 PM

Ride for your Mom not your friends Brandon...

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Lance