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Old 04-26-2010, 06:12 AM
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Default Re: New Bike Repaint

Oddly enough, I'd only powder coat a show bike. Although it's true that it's a better coating and stronger, if you actually ride a LOT - yer paint is gonna get trashed no matter what it is or how it's applied.

If you have easy & cheap access to powder coating - sweet, but if ya want a bike lookin' beautiful all the time you've two choices... never use it or repaint every spring (or as a winter proj if ya stop riding). With that in mind I rattlecan 'cause it's easy 'nuff & cheap to do at home.

I've a powder coated bike and a rattle can job - TBH as much as I abus... *cough* ride 'em - the paint is thrashed 'bout the same

BTW, wax does help slow the damage - it's a protective coat that does more than make it shiny (reduces UV and helps deflect scratches & dirt buildup), BUT it makes it a lil more of a pain to repaint as ya need to decontaminate... *shrug* yer call

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 04-26-2010 at 06:14 AM.
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