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    Prodigal road guy MajorA's Avatar
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    Another powder vs. paint question

    So I have a frame which I'd like to build up and ride, but in this wet climate (Oregon) it will catch a bad case of rot because of its many scrapes, scuffs and rust spots unless it's painted or powdercoated first.

    I like the look of paint, but I like the price of powder. Here's the question: if I powdercoat, and change my mind later, how hard is it to remove powdercoating in preparation for a paint job?

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    Do a search, someone recently reported significant difficulty stripping powder coating.

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    Dr. D recommends a Jasco product -- do a search for that in this forum, or on the framebuilders forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
    Dr. D recommends a Jasco product -- do a search for that in this forum, or on the framebuilders forum.
    Jasco does work well to remove powdercoating ... on the other hand ... you can just paint over the powdercoating and skip the stripping part.

    First, degrease the frame.
    Spray primer so you can then work out the ugglies.
    Re-primer if needed.
    Color. Clear. Done.

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    +1. Why strip the coating when you can just paint over it?
    One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach -- all the damn vampires.

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    To get the look of paint, after OP has decided that powdercoating made his beautiful construction work look too "thick."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
    To get the look of paint, after OP has decided that powdercoating made his beautiful construction work look too "thick."
    Right, good point. If that's the case, powdercoat is the wrong move in the first place.
    One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach -- all the damn vampires.

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    Disraeli Gears Charles Wahl's Avatar
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    But it's good to know that it's reversible, unlike staying in the stock market too long!

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