Originally Posted by SoreFeet
I've decided either a pearly white or silver would be ideal.
Be sure to have either of those colors clear coated
If you don't, the pearl or metallic flakes can be rubbed off by cable housing, etc.
You can have a clear powdercoat applied, or shoot automotive clear paint.
Alternatively, you could have the frame/fork powdercoated yellow, then spray the black fade and clear with automotive paints. That's if you want to go with the original color scheme.
As for the $200 price tag, that is at the UPPER end of the spectrum for single color frame/fork.
Probaly INCLUDES removing the old finish, bead or sand blasting, careful masking and possibly the clear coat. (NEEDED if the "color" is pearl or metallic.)
Still cheaper than my $300 basic PAINT job!
But with PC, you will see the pinholes in the brazing, as there's no hand finishing with PC.
And then there's the question of .....DECALS!
The guy I have used with great results is San Juan Powdercoating.
Used to be in Hollister, but is now up in Gilroy. (408) 607-4222 Jose Rodriguez
Sorry SoreFeet, he's closer to my "Bay Area" than yours, but still within striking distance.