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    Powdercoating crank arms.

    Does this sound like a reasonable idea. I am having a frame and fork done and the crankset is a little nicked up and I thought it would be kind of cool looking to have it match the frame in color. Has anyone done this? Is it durable? Is this just a stupid question and cranksets come powdercoated all of the time.
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    I haven't seen cranks powdercoated actually. Mostly they're just black or silver. Assuming that's possible it'd be nice to see.
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    looks good, weighs alot (compared to anodizing), very durable.

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    lots of cranks are powder coated....go ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G60
    weighs alot (compared to anodizing)
    LOL, you're kidding right? You really can't be serious. Can you?

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    I saw an Eddy Merckx done in orange and blue with matching orange crank arms; It looked sweet.
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    Well Mudu, that sounds like a cool idea!
    I know that Bullseye cranks came factory PCed.

    Just as a note, either use a solid color OR have the metallic/pearl clear coated.
    The metal/pearl flakes in powdercoat rise to the surface when baked. If there is no clear over it, then your feet will rub the flakes off of the crank, leaving a dull spot. Like where the shiny spot develops on anodized cranks.

    Pics when you get the bike back together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1
    LOL, you're kidding right? You really can't be serious. Can you?

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    yeah i am. some people are concerned about that crap. i'm not.
    Last edited by jschen; 02-24-07 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G60
    yeah i am. some people are concerned about that crap. i'm not.
    Could you maybe give us some numbers? For example, component before anodizing and powdercoating and then after?
    Last edited by jschen; 02-24-07 at 03:51 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G60
    yeah i am. some people are concerned about that crap. i'm not.
    That is such an intelligent response. Could you be more specific and less profane? How much can powder coating possibley weigh?


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    With what I weigh, I am definatly not worried about the the weight of a powdercoat job. I just don't like the pewterish silver finish color on this 105 crank I picked up. I figure it can be sandblasted and powdercoated along with the frame without much added cost. Or I could just strip and polish it.
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    On 26" 19mm inside width rims, pc weighs 15-20g more than anodized surface treatment. On cranks this be much less difference, basically insignificant.

    PC is gonna scuff just as easy as hard anodize - actually easier. I expect they'll look kinda crappy pretty quick. One alternative is to sand/dremel off anondize finish, then polish. This takes forever. This bears repeating - it takes forever. They don't call it hard anodize for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeker333
    On 26" 19mm inside width rims, pc weighs 15-20g more than anodized surface treatment. On cranks this be much less difference, basically insignificant.

    PC is gonna scuff just as easy as hard anodize - actually easier. I expect they'll look kinda crappy pretty quick. One alternative is to sand/dremel off anondize finish, then polish. This takes forever. This bears repeating - it takes forever. They don't call it hard anodize for nothing.
    Campy used some kind of baked on finish on their old 8 Veloce and below groups. It seems to hold up well enough over the years. Then again, it was silver.

    I agree on removing the old anodized finish. It is very labor intensive and has to be repeated. Ask the powdercoater what is the hardest finish he has.

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