Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes: 1990 Romic Reynolds 531 custom build, Merlin Works CR Ti custom build, super light Workswell 066 custom build
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Powder coating is fairly expensive in Houston (I'm here) due to high minimum job size (~$200). But for a bike frame, that may be about right; the minimum may not be burdensome.
I just had a pair of rims powder coated by a guy in Orlando, Florida for $25 each plus shipping. His name is Edward Steidle and email is firstname.lastname@example.org
. That included masking the brake tracks. See the pictures below. Very nice job. If you want to come by an look at them, I am in the Museum District. very centrally located. Just PM me to set up a time.
And yes, all the prep is done by the powder coater. You can ask him whether the bead blasting technique that is used will smooth out paint chips and other rough spots. I don't know.
I have also just had a frame repainted, the whole shebang. Some brazing work, two colors, decals made, lots of clear coat. I think it came to $450 plus shipping. I had it done in Dallas at Southwest Frameworks. Very nice job, but it was slow. You can see that too if you want to come by. Here is a photo:
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