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Old 02-01-2013, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Paint or powder coat?

Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your project.

I always offer this advice. Check the work of the powder coating place you plan to use. Some of them do mainly industrial/commercial coating, like lawn furniture and fencing. They aren't as particualr about the finish as a place that does automotive/motorcycle work. Some of the better ones who focus on custom car/bike builders do amazing work that equals a good paint job. Those who do commercial coatings might not take the time and effort to satisfy what it is I think you're looking for.

That said, a good powder coat job will looks as good as paint but it will be much more durable. A word of caution. Make sure they mask off areas such as bottom bracket bearing races and the steering head and any threaded areas. Once powder coated it is difficult to remove from areas that shouldn't have been coated.

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