Anyone had a frame powdercoated
I got one done by Hendersons in Edinburgh, sadly they did a shit job of it- they’re not incompetent, they just couldn’t be bothered doing it right so masked it badly and got blasting media into the finish. It looked good from a distance though
[url=https://flic.kr/p/aUWfD6]It was all yellow[/url] by Northwindlowlander, on Flickr
Just got a frame anodised by Steve the Anodiser, that’s a very different finish so not for everyone but I love it- and cheaper than you might think. There’s a risk that the original metal is ugly in some way and won’t take teh colour, though- mine has a wee defect in it which luckily I could sticker over but it wasn’t pretty. Anodising has no “coverage” like paint or powder.Posted 3 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
I got a 456 blasted and powder coated in olde English white (can’t remember the RAL ref) then a sort of shimmer lacquer over the top. It was rock hard and a really nice finish. Got it done by a place on the outskirts of Crewe who prepped it nicely – we protected the threads with an old BB and some sacrificial bolts. Probably not to everyone’s taste but it worked quite well… 🙂 The actual look of it was somewhere between the two pics, but as you’d imagine, the light changed the look of it all the while.
Posted 3 years agoskinnyboyMember
I get all my powder coating and frame repairs done at a place called GripSport here in Melbourne Oz. They only do bikes, so when i got my latest build PC’ed it was a no brainer. They face all bearing surfaces and do a proper tank strip and media blast before it goes to the coaters. I assume Argos in the UK (not the Laminated book of Dreams merchants) are their equivalent.
Posted 3 years agoLionheartMember
Just had an On One done in India Red, by CWS in Devon, cheap (45 for frame and forks) looks fantastic, lovely glossy deep dark red, but this one is brittle with a couple of chips by the end of the build. They masked the BB and head tube but they both needed 30 mins of cleaning up before re-building.
Had a respray (inc re-doing decals) done by Argos ten plus years ago, expensive but better than original.Posted 3 years agokeefmacSubscriber
i’ve had an Orange Patriot powdercoated by RnR powdercoating in Ripon, N/Yorks.
had to strip it right down to the front triangle and the swingarm. It came to just under £50, and they stripped it masked it off beforehand.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/kgbzJL]patriot after[/url] by keefmac, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/kgbA1C]patriot after headbadge[/url] by keefmac, on Flickr
getting the headset cups reseated did cause the coating at the top of the headtube to chip a little, barely noticeable though. coated quite thickly so should last for ages. colour is ral6013Posted 3 years agomonkeyfudgerMember
I had my Sunday done by Stella Blast, finish just looked decent but it was incredibly tough! I crashed that bikes brains out and it never once chipped or scratched through to the metal.
A mate recently had his road bike done by a place in Carlisle, colour ain’t my cup of tea but the finish is absolutely flawless, it’s beautiful.Posted 3 years ago
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