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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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i have a friend that bought a powder coat system a mounth ago and i am going to have a few things done. i would love to do the wheels but cant make up my mind if i want to or not . they have come a long way with home powder coating , he bought a 2foot by 2foot oven to do the baking in so what ever i want to do had to fit in it . has anyone had anything on their bikes powder coated ?? would like some input on what you think about it .
with all the cool looking colors they have now i have even thought about redoing the tins in powder coat. it seems to be a real tough finish , hell they even have a clear powder coat .
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i was suprised by the big selection of finnishes and textuers they offer and its cheap too powderbuythepound.com

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Hey DR,

I had the extenders for my protac backrest power coated. I also had my back yard horse shoes coated. My neighbor has the equipment and did them for me. Everything came out great. The one thing to be mindful of is, as you said, the finish is far from smooth. Your wheels might not be a bad idea but your tins will come out with a grainy finish.
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I had my wheels done and I really like the way they turned out. If you are doing the tins make sure ALL gas is out of the tank and clean it really well. The powder coating can come out with a "peel" and have an orange peel texture.

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IMO, if I were going to have something powder coated, I would have it done professionally. While it is true you can now get reasonably inexpensive equipment for doing your own powder coating, the quality is nowhere near as good as a professional job. And if it doesn't turn out right, good luck getting it off. Just my opinion. Jerry.

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I have to agree with Jerry on this one. It does not cost alot to have a "proffessional" do it, and if they screw up they fix it for free.

Am not sure why you would get a "grainy" finish , unless the paint you picked is texured that way.

The company I used to work for had me doing all their powder coating. They had a walk in 20 foot long five foot wide oven, and powdercoated mostly bare stainless steel and coated metals. If you took your time, made sure the metal was perfectly clean, the finish could come out pretty flawless.

I would guess the equipment I used was "proffessional" grade stuff, but I had no real experiance in powdercoating. Perhaps the "do at home" equipment is just not as good, or the paint was no good.

Not sure if you can powdercoat the plastic sideciovers.


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IMO, if I were going to have something powder coated, I would have it done professionally. While it is true you can now get reasonably inexpensive equipment for doing your own powder coating, the quality is nowhere near as good as a professional job. And if it doesn't turn out right, good luck getting it off. Just my opinion. Jerry.
well Jerry , you are right about getting it professionally done . but for 20 bucks i can get anything i want powder coated. i dont plan on jumping into the powder coat pool without testing the water first. i am going to give my friend a chance to get some time under his belt before i let him do anything .
and as far as getting the finnish off if i dont like it , we have a sandblaster at work i can use to remove what i dont like. i used it to strip the tins before i had them painted, took me 1/2 an hour to remove all the paint from the fenders and the tank. so if i have something done it wont be for a couple of months yet . maybe i will start with the headlight housing , or the spedo and tack housing . that way if it dose get [email protected]%^&@ed up they wont be too coastly to replace.

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Had my rims powder coated! They are awesome imho... definately reccomend it!

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maybe i will start with the headlight housing , or the spedo and tack housing . that way if it dose get [email protected]%^&@ed up they wont be too coastly to replace.
Headlight housing is plastic under the chrome... FYI.


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