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is this powder coat or some bullshit spraypaint??
Thread started by bfeinzimer at 06.4.09 - 10:52 pm

only the orange bike, its like 2 days old:

http://feinphoto.smugmug.com/gallery/7782798_M6vEt#555143141_sNq6G

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looks like spraypaint.



slowrighthand
06.4.09 - 10:54 pm

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why are you asking us questions about your bike?



ruinedbyidiots
06.4.09 - 10:54 pm

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because im about to be pissed at the place in gardena

whata re some good powder coaters around here, theres a guy in santa ana that did my last bike hes good. who else?



bfeinzimer
responding to a comment by ruinedbyidiots
06.4.09 - 10:56 pm

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spray paint, on pic 14 the original chrome is showing through. Also, most powdercoaters would remove the headbadge before powdercoating (looks like a Fuji).



sc_nomad
06.4.09 - 11:01 pm

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Yeah you better go complain and get your money back.



imachynna
06.4.09 - 11:04 pm

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what should be there other than the chrome...?

the fucking paint shouldent be chipping off anyway



bfeinzimer
responding to a comment by sc_nomad
06.4.09 - 11:11 pm

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84 fuli =]



bfeinzimer
responding to a comment by sc_nomad
06.4.09 - 11:13 pm

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Good powdercoaters usually strip the bike to metal either by blasting or chemically. It helps the powder stick better. While you can powdercoat over chrome, it might not turn out well.

Powdercoat is still paint so the prep methods for liquid paint and powdercoat should be similar.



sc_nomad
responding to a comment by bfeinzimer
06.4.09 - 11:23 pm

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i paid extra to strip it. son of a bitch



bfeinzimer
06.4.09 - 11:26 pm

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link the business name to warn other ridazz.



angrytoaster30
06.4.09 - 11:36 pm

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It still might be powdercoated, the ends of the forks and dropouts almost always chip. Bottom line is if you like it then it's worth it.



sc_nomad
responding to a comment by bfeinzimer
06.4.09 - 11:36 pm

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That looks like bubbling around the seat cluster, I don't think powder coat should do that.



dokydoky
06.4.09 - 11:46 pm

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I wanna talk to them tomorrow before i blast their name on the internet...my last powdercoated form chiped where the nut went but not around it, and it looks like the paint ran in some places and all the metal surfaces are not covered and the fork is obviously not striped, which I paid them $20 bucks extra to do.....

if they decide to screw me, oh man i will plaster their name =]



bfeinzimer
06.4.09 - 11:46 pm

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In fact, even if it is paint, if you actually paid someone to do this, they should have done it right, and it shouldn't be bubbling anyway.



dokydoky
06.4.09 - 11:47 pm

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doesnt powder coating have sort of a brushed metal texture after all is said and done? I could def be a liquid coat though



robin swabin
responding to a comment by dokydoky
06.5.09 - 2:24 am

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Could be either, but it's definitely a crap job.

I went to Mega Powdercoating in El Monte, and they sandblasted and powdercoated a frame/fork/stem for $60 and did a good job. I was pleased with how it came out.



JB
06.5.09 - 7:09 am

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Yup...Mega is really good for the money. There's a great Taco Truck right near there, too...



alicestrong
responding to a comment by JB
06.5.09 - 7:23 am

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Who in their right minds, paints over the head badge?

Dood, you should have done ur homework BEFORE turning over your frame.



User1
06.5.09 - 11:08 am

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