So I recently got my Iro Mark V frame powdercoated by Leons Powder Coating Inc in Oakland. I guess the bike got jostled around in the trunk, since the paint got chipped on the headtube! However, I put it in quite carefully, and drive pretty smoothly. On top of that, the paint around the headtube didn't look so pro. I was under the impression that powder coating was quite durable... but the chipping was quite big.
Here's the part that chipped:
Now, I'm not sure how powder coating is done, but I see two layers here. I had asked them previously to sandblast the frame, which was originally black, and then paint it... did they simply paint over the existing paint? As you can see, there is a layer of black something... did they cheap out?
And here's the unprofessional looking headtube edge:
I'm going to bring this in on Monday, the soonest they're open, should I be going in to berate them for trying to skimp, or ask them how to patch up a mistake that I made?