Powdercoating In the Oxford/Reading Area ?

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  • Premier Icon fuzzynod
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    Hi looking to get my 07 Stumpjumper powdercoated any recomendations in the Reading/Oxford area (I work in Henley on Thames)
    Thanks

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    A bit further up but Banbury powder coating quoted me around fifty notes to do a frame. Not gotten round to doing it yet though…

    Unimet on Cardiff road in Reading, my road bikes almoat flawless and they masked all the threads as well.

    http://www.unimetenamellers.co.uk

    hairybiker84
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    I had my road bike done by unimet too – top job.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Any idea on pricing from Unimet please chaps? 😀

    motivforz
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    Had a fairly good job done by vale powder coating in challow. £35 for frame and forks (supplied sandblasted). Couple of very small imperfections and masking pretty good but not amazing. I.e. could easily assemble but I tidied it up with taps and a stanley blade.

    £50 IIRC, included blasting*.

    IMO you get what you pay for, there’s probably places doing it just as well and cheeper, but it’s significantly better than the last place that charged £25. I’d use them again, mainly as they’re local so anywhere further has associated costs of having to drive there (petrol, time etc) and potential time having to clean out threads etc.

    *mine was a steel frame, so unbreakable. If yours is aluminium then make sure whoever you give it to knows to use a fairly soft blasting media, grit or shot will errode through it in seonds. Or even better, find somewhere that can strip it with solvents.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Thanks Tinas and you answered my other question as well 😉

    Premier Icon fuzzynod
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    Called UNi-met today all sounds good. Forgot to ask about their blasting medium do you guys who had the road bikes done know what they use? Are your road bikes alloy ?
    Cheers

    hairybiker84
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    I don’t know what they use – my frame was steel.

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    I use Uni-met too. They do loads of bike stuff. Powder coat was good. Enamel on the ex’s ally frame was very thin and chipped too easily.

    I got my neglected Inbred done in black, rigid forks an bars in grey. £60 I think.

    Premier Icon retrobri
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    Another vote for Unimet. I renovated an old rusty Elswick Dutch Bike for the mrs last year. The finish was excellent and makes the bike stand out.

    Premier Icon fuzzynod
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    Hi just to let you guys know I eventually chose Fine Finishing in Eynsham.

    http://www.finefinishing.co.uk/#
    They do all kinds of blasting with different mediums to suit the material and their powder coating is awesome and well masked up threads etc.

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