- Anyone beat Triple S for powdercoating?
I want to have my Soul done after the winter.
Mate wants to have his new (second hand) TT frame done in club colours.
Triple S are always recommended – any other recommendations for a good job (rather than boshing through with the same finish as the tank parts that were painted earlier that morning.. 🙂 )?Posted 8 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
I've used a place (Specialist Coatings) in Halifax before for my Soul. Finish was "orange peel'd" which looked almost Hammerite-esque. Wasn't 100% happy with it but apparently thats a common finish on places that are more used to industrial scale coatings.
Used Triple-S earlier this year to get my Blur 4X done and they were tremendous. Honestly, its worth paying (twice) the extra over what I paid for my Soul to get done. Its not dulled or worn etc and they correctly masked off all the bearing surfaces, headtube, BB etc etc. Certainly know what they're doing and had a mega quick turnaround (called Bob Jacksons beforehand and they quoted me a 5 WEEK turnaround – Triple-S did it in a few days including dipping the frame).Posted 8 years agoslackman99Member
Orange peel occurs when the coaters put the powder on too thickly. We have our extrusions at work coated relatively thinly (40-60 microns), but don't get orange peel and the coating looks good.
Not had experience with Triple S before, but any coaters who've had experience with bike before are far more likely to get a good finish than a 'std' coaters.Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Triple S specialise in motorbikes- streetfighters and restorations and the like- and there's nobody more demanding than that. BBS in Edinburgh used to be just as good, but now aren't so interested in the high quality work IMO, ESP in Glasgow are very nearly as good, no doubt there's others but personally, I'd go to Triple S every time, they reliably do first class work.Posted 8 years ago
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