Okay, Dr Deltron, another project I'm going to start working on in about a month or two beside my 5 speed Buzz Bike project is building a stingray bike for my niece. It will be patterned after this one which I borrowed from the Schwinn Forum yesterday :
Great job, huh ?
I'm considering powder coating for its revered toughness. Unlike the bike pictured, among the changes I would like to make are to powder the rims in the USC gold color. The bike would basically be scarlett in color with the trim and rims in gold just like the bike pictured. Other additions would include a springer fork, nickled spokes and a custom seat with a USC logo, but that's way down the road.
Several obviously questions come to mind. Here they are
1) How much would it cost to powder coat a bicycle versus an epoxy job for instance ?
2) Are USC colors available in powder coat (Scarlett/Yellowish gold) ? One hears of powder coating having a limited color spectrum.
3) Can one pinstripe or paint text over a powder coat job with paint ? If one can, can one then follow up with a clear coat ?
4) Where would one go to get a bicycle powder coated ? Do paint shops usually take on such small jobs ? I'd send the rims and bike cross country if the price was right and I couldn't find it here.
Thank you in advance!