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 Post subject: Powder coating the frame
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:29 am 
I'm going to powder coat my frame a gloss black. The original color of the bike is already gloss black. I'm wondering what the best way to do this is:

Should I take it apart but leave the front and rear frames connected and dip the whole thing?

or take it apart and also separate the front and rear frames and dip both pieces?

or just dip the front frame and leave the rear frame as is?

Part of me says to do it right I should dip the whole thing, but then another says that very minimal parts of the front frame show and the colors will be close enough that it won't matter. Dunno. What do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:40 pm 
I'm not sure why you keep saying "dip" if you're doing powder coat? Either way, you should separate everything, as every individual part to be powdered will need to be prepped/stripped.

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 Post subject: Re: Powder coating the frame
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:31 am 
I have dip on the brain. But yeah... powder. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Powder coating the frame
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:19 am 
if you powder it as one piece

dont expect to ever take it apart

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:51 am 
powdercoat or plastidip? 2 diff things..

if you are going to actually powdercoat it.. by all means take it all apart and do it right the first time.. clean it.. prep it.. and then powder coat it..

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 Post subject: Re: Powder coating the frame
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:30 pm 
cool. That's what I'm going to do... powdercoat it. It's just another reason for me now to take the bike apart. I want to install a big bore kit I have in a box in my closet and a new triple tree, also in a box in my closet. I might as well do it all at once.

Hopefully I get the time before the summer. I told myself, for the last two summers, I'm not doing anything to the bike that will take it out of commission for any length of time where I can't ride it. And for the last two summers I've at some point had it in parts in my garage and couldn't ride. Not this year! gosh darn it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:22 am 
Maybe this is the time to come out of the closet....... :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:14 am 
lol.... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Powder coating the frame
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:31 am 
BlueRidgeRuckus wrote:
powdercoat or plastidip? 2 diff things..

if you are going to actually powdercoat it.. by all means take it all apart and do it right the first time.. clean it.. prep it.. and then powder coat it..

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he already stated powder right above your post ?

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