- Sorting a full sus frame for powder coating
Some info please
will be getting my alpine powder coated, was going to use orange but at £200 plus postage etc i decided to look locally.
found a place that will blast it and coat any colour for £70
So obviously iv to take everything off before dropping it in, what should i do to with bb threads, headset and pivot etc to protect them when blasting and to ensure they dont get covered in coating?
old bb left on? etc etc?
cheersPosted 4 years ago
Have a look at a few threads, particularly toys19’s inputs.Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Take all the bearings and pivots out – absolutely everything. If the powdercoater doesn’t know how or what to mask off, go elsewhere.
I recently had to sort a frame that had been powdercoated with the bearings in – funnily enough, bearings don’t like being dipped, coated in paint, and baked in an oven.Posted 4 years agocoatesyMember
A customer of ours tried the “save a few quid, and have a quicker turnaround” approach, and ended up with a scrap Five frame and a legal bill too. Despite their assurances that they knew what they were doing, his frame ended up covered in pock marks, waves where it used to be flat, and bearings that rattled around on their shafts/in their housings. He took the company to court, and despite all of the evidence, lost the case.Draw your own conclusions from this, but i’d be using Orange myself.Posted 4 years agoxiphonMember
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