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powder coating or respray?

romeopatromeopat Posts: 25
edited May 2010 in MTB general
hello
im new to all this. got myself a cheap gt chucker frame yesterday in need of a respray just wondering what would be best powder coat or respray?
has anyone done any of these before?
thanks all

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  • CarlosDCarlosD Posts: 9
    hi,

    it all depends on where your going to get this resprayed? you could class powdercoat as a respray!

    but if it was me i would pay the extra and get anodizing?

    Thanks

    Carlos
  • romeopatromeopat Posts: 25
    i was just wondering if powder coating is better than a normal spray ( like a car would be done )
  • CarlosDCarlosD Posts: 9
    :)

    well powder coating is a very strong material so yes it would be more prone to chip less than stove baked paints.
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I am looking at the same thing and I am thinking powder coat for durability over paint.

    I looked at Windridge on the internet who seem to be a specialist in bike and motor bike powdercoating but got a cheaper quote from a local outfit who could do it but didnt seem to do the full clean up and so on first.
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  • dogboy73dogboy73 Posts: 440
    I got my frame for the rebuild aqua blasted & then powder coated. Very pleased with the results. Cost about £50 to get done at a place in Maldon, Essex (details in my blog if anyone is interested).
  • thekickingmulethekickingmule Posts: 7,957
    I got my frame blasted and then powder coated in Leeds. Cost me £80 I think, though the guy was just making up prices, he quoted me one thing over the phone, another when I gave him the bike, then charged me £80 when I came to collect it :roll:

    Powder coating has stood up well against any chips so far though.
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  • dogboy73 wrote:
    I got my frame for the rebuild aqua blasted & then powder coated. Very pleased with the results. Cost about £50 to get done at a place in Maldon, Essex (details in my blog if anyone is interested).

    Excellent blog, great looking bike - thanks for sharing.
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  • romeopatromeopat Posts: 25
    thank you for all your comments. looks like im going with powder coating. just have the hard decision of a colour lol i want something different but nothing too bold i.e bright pink lol
    anyone have any ideas
    its for a gt chucker frame
  • Johno7470Johno7470 Posts: 1
    I got mine done recently at a company called DHS services, just off Gelderd Road & he charged me £50 for each frame!!
    Which i thought was ok & they've done quite a good job.
  • dogboy73dogboy73 Posts: 440
    dogboy73 wrote:
    I got my frame for the rebuild aqua blasted & then powder coated. Very pleased with the results. Cost about £50 to get done at a place in Maldon, Essex (details in my blog if anyone is interested).

    Excellent blog, great looking bike - thanks for sharing.
    Cheers :wink:

    It's almost done now. Just some final tweaking, some SPD shoes to buy & set-up & then I'm off riding :D
  • CfergCferg Posts: 347
    dogboy73 wrote:
    dogboy73 wrote:
    I got my frame for the rebuild aqua blasted & then powder coated. Very pleased with the results. Cost about £50 to get done at a place in Maldon, Essex (details in my blog if anyone is interested).

    Excellent blog, great looking bike - thanks for sharing.
    Cheers :wink:

    It's almost done now. Just some final tweaking, some SPD shoes to buy & set-up & then I'm off riding :D

    Agreed, awesome blog :D
  • dogboy73dogboy73 Posts: 440
    Cferg wrote:
    Agreed, awesome blog :D
    Cheers :wink: Hoping to soon be adding some pics of the finished bike & actually start riding it. I've gone for SPD pedals on the rebuild (been wanting to try these for ages) so I'm going to need some SPD compatible shoes before I go anywhere.
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