Powder Coating & Oven Temp:
Sorry the title isn't worded a bit better - here's the deal. I found a powder coater to paint my frame. I randomly overheard what might have been an approximate oven temperature of about 400 degrees - is this hot enough to damage my lugged frame? I thought I'd ask here first but will check the Frame Builders' sub-forum if thats more appropriate.
Thanks for your time & help.
If it's lugged STEEL, shouldn't be a problem at all.
Originally Posted by BDS
Make sure they mask the seat tube, bottom bracket & headtube.
The other threaded holes can be retapped pretty easily.
Thanks, Dr. -
A quick question - what is the potential fallout from not masking the head tube? I'm hoping this business will do it right - but it'd be nice to know the fix if any issues come up.
Thanks again, Doc.
So the entire interior of the head tube needs to be masked, or just the first couple of inches on both ends?
They said they'd mask the BB threads - but I'll have to be sure to check on the other threaded areas. Thanks for all of your help.
When I get the frame back I'll post a review & contact info in the stickied thread.
An image or better two of the seat lug, powdercoat after a year or two is where the difference with wet paint starts.
Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron