Re: what do you think of this frame - is it worth renovating?
- From: "David Martin" <martin-family@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 13 Oct 2005 07:01:17 -0700
> "lubaloo" <lubaloo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > do you know where I could get it powder coated - would i need to sand
> > down / paint strip the frame before doing this?
> Powder coating in the yellow pages. I expect you'd need to get the old paint
> off, but the people who'll be doing the coating might be able to sandblast
> it for you.
Any decent powder coater will do the paint removal for you. It is a
good idea when doing such a jobn to keep as little time as possible
between the cleaning and coating for impurities (dirt/rust grease) to
get in and ruin the coating.
I paid 40 gbp for a sparkly black finish on my road bike. This included
powder coat and laquer.
The stages in powder coating are broadly 1. clean frame - done by
blasting with small beads, typically plastic is used these days. 2.
coat with coloured powder, typically using an electrical charge to get
the powder to stick onto the metal. 3. Melt in kiln at a temperature
that is below the point at which changes to the metal will occur but
hot enough that water etc isn't a problem. 4. Repeat 2 and 3 but with a
Colour choice is vast. Effects such as colour fades etc can be
included, usually at extra cost.
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