Sorry, I've given up searching here and other forums. Powdercoat/powder coat has been a frequent topic, but not what needs to be masked. I've gleaned a few items, but maybe comprehensive list would be better for reference. I'm going to have an old steel frame repainted (single color) and am in the process of stripping of the old paint now.
Background: 80's US made Raleigh, lugged steel road frame, forged drop outs, and threaded stem. Will convert it to a fixed gear.
Head tube and bottom bracket: Protect just the threading and/or the facing? Or is it better to re-tap and re-face? (I doubt this last part, but I don't know)
Seat tube: I've read that it's got to be masked or good luck getting your seat post in, but what about the little slit by the clamping part?
Small braze-ons and mounting brackets for water bottle, fender, rack, and front wheel lock: I have no idea, but I do have a tap for these.
Break bosses: Not applicable in my case, but maybe some one down the road might want to know.
Fork tube thread: I guess it has to be masked cause there was no paint on that part to start with.
Shifter bosses on down tube: I've get two square projections that the shifters connected to. I plan to use it as a fixie, but should that be masked to give me options later on?
Whether I'll do the masking or the powdercoaters will, I don't know yet. But in either case, I want to make sure what needs to get masked gets masked. Any other thoughts will be appreciated.