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  • Powder Coaters Near Edinburgh
  • singlespeedstu
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    My steel hardtail frame is looking very second hand.
    It’s got a clearcoat on it ATM which quite frankly is shite.
    It’s pretty much all fallen off under the downtube BB area and some surface rust is forming.
    I’m told that clearcoat will do this no matter who has applied it.

    So any recommendations for a powder coaters near The Borders or Edinburgh?

    bajsyckel
    Full Member

    I used a place by Loanhead a few years back. I forget the name – basically off an industrial estate out IKEA/Straiton way. Main jobs seemed to be vehicle/agricultural but were happy to take it in. Did a reasonable job, good value but it wasn’t any complicated or fancy requirements.

    scruff9252
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    I’ve used Pentland Precision Engineering at Straiton in the past and got good results. Also got good results from Hendersons who were based at Jocks Lodge sorta area.

    Would happily recommend / use either of them again

    wheeleeneelee
    Free Member

    Pentland Powdercoating in Poltonhall Industrial Estate.

    cynic-al
    Free Member

    I’ve used Henderson’s in the distant past, good value and reasonable finish.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Thanks all.
    Not looking for anything fancy but equally I don’t want the frame back full of shotblast and powder in the headtube/seat tube/BB.
    Had a frame done back in the midlands and it took hours to clean everything up before i could rebuild it.

    fenboy
    Full Member

    also used Hendersons in the past with decent results and they are used to bike frames or were!

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    As Hendersons have got back to me with a price and info that they mask and use bungs on all the important bits I’ll be dropping in to see them soon.

    Now the difficult bit.
    What colour to go for?

    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    What colour to go for?

    Bright Beige. Like, really really Beige.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Maybe metallic beige.

    imnotverygood
    Full Member

    Elephant’s scrotum. Only second thoughts that’s maybe only available from Farrow & Ball.

    waliboy
    Full Member

    Henderson’s lucky dip! They always have some great options that you’ve not thought of

    jimmy
    Full Member

    How much, out of interest? I’m just along the road and have thought about getting my frame repainted at some point. Black, natch.

    Northwind
    Full Member

    Pentland are ime way better than Hendersons. A long time ago now to be fair but when Hendersons did my mmmbop he managed to get blasting media into the top coat so half the bike was gritty- the frame was full of it so I guess it just escaped while he was doing the coating. His solution was to hope I didn’t notice, I ended up just walking out with the frame and not paying. He knows how to do it and he can definitely do good work, he just couldn’t be arsed and hoped to get away with it. I’v used Pentland a bunch of times, they’re definitely a wee bit industrial but I’ve never had a complaint with the work.

    R&O Refurbishment in Blackburn are really good too, he’s mostly a wheel guy but he’s done other parts for me including my trials frame. It was a dogs breakfast, previous owner had brush painted it then used a belt sander to “clean it off” so it was all scratches and weird flat surfaces, he spent ages on the prep to get it back looking good. He’s quite picky about colours, basically if he can’t guarantee he can get more in future he doesn’t want to use it, which can be a bit tricky but I’d go back to him for sure.

    waliboy
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    Depending on the colours you go for at Hendersons, different people do the painting/powder coating. I’ve had 3+ frames and different forks done by them over the past decade. Initially, I got the impression that they were feeling their way a bit with bikes etc. as it wasn’t their main business. They do a lot more now and I think are probably more consistent in terms of quality and finish. I’ve always had good experiences and would use them again. There is also Andy Armour to consider. He has his own frame building business and does more specialised paint work too. Quality work and a good business to support too.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    @jimmy

    Email reply from them.

    Hi Stuart,

    We mask off the headset faces, bottom bracket threads and seat tube. Put old bolts in any bosses you want to keep clear or we can use silicone bungs when we powdercoat.

    To blast clean and powdercoat in a single stock colour is about £80. Metallics from stock £100-120 ( we have a few). It usually takes up to a week. We usually prep things early in the week and powder Wednesday or Thursday.

    Hope that’s helpful

    Kris at Hendersons

    jimmy
    Full Member

    Wow, that’s a decent price!

    coconut
    Free Member

    That’s very cheap? sure that’s not wrongly written. I though most places were now around the £200mark for strip & coat.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    @coconut.
    Had another quote from somewhere else and the price there is in line with Hendersons.

    sas78
    Full Member

    Hendersons. Did my inbred in a lovely ivory colour paint and black powder coating on my swift fork. Both excellent finishes and lasted very well.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    I got a quote a couple of years back for about £250 from Armour. That was a 70s style 2 tone Dawes job with self supplied decals.

    That’s paint though and more fiddly than a straight coat. I thought it was reasonable then as it included full prep with an existing shoddy blowover.

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Went with Pentlands Powder Coaters in the end.
    £65 + VAT.

    Turned out pretty well for the price 😁

    As you can see it was showing signs of use before.
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    Now looking a fraction better.

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    Looks pretty plain until the sun gets on it.
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