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    Senior Member yugdlo's Avatar
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    Paint or powder coat?

    I know there is a long thread out there on painting a bike, but I don't think it addresses the differences between paint and powder coat. I have a 75 motobecane that I am going to add the neccessary braze ons, strip and refinish, and I'm trying to get a feel on what you all out there prefer. I have found a shop that does motorcycle frames and said they could bead blast it and powder coat it for around $70.00. From what I have read I think that's a pretty good deal. What ya all think?

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    BEHOLD! THE MANTICORE! rotharpunc's Avatar
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    $70.00 is a pretty good price for powdercoat. i personally don't like powdercoated lugged frames though, because it is so thick and usually blurs the edges of the lugs

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    Senior Member yugdlo's Avatar
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    OK, thanks. Haven't thought of that aspect. One of the reasons I was considering powder coat was its durability. Bicycling seems to be a contact sport for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yugdlo View Post
    OK, thanks. Haven't thought of that aspect. One of the reasons I was considering powder coat was its durability. Bicycling seems to be a contact sport for me.
    Then PC may be perfect for you. Welcome to BF C&V.
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