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Old 08-21-09, 08:58 PM   #1
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Okay, I've lost my freaking mind-------!!

Here's my ride (many of you have seen it before). what I am dying to do is powder coat it. Wouldn't that be a kick?!! But the only problem is that I don't know where to take it in Albuquerque. Doed anybody have an idea? Please help!!
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Old 08-21-09, 09:06 PM   #2
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Why are you powder coating it? It looks pretty good as is.
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Old 08-21-09, 09:22 PM   #3
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Just say no.... to unnecessary powdercoats.

In about five years, there are going to 2.6 million unidentified bikes that are the result of unnecessary paint jobs.

The Bikeforums server will permanently crash under the weight of "identify my powdercoated frame" threads.

You will never, ever find a paint job that will look as good as your bike does now. Very cool. Leave it as is and love it.
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Old 08-21-09, 09:28 PM   #4
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I think that looks great. nice and clean paint looks good. also the 'purist' will boot you from the group for painting it. LOL
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Old 08-21-09, 09:29 PM   #5
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C'mon, it'll be fun when someone posts pics of the frame here years from now, asking if it's a PX-10!

What color are you thinking?
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Old 08-21-09, 09:44 PM   #6
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I believe that Stronglight is in Albuquerque. He might know of a local powdercoater.

I agree that you shouldn't do it, though. Half the coolness of old Peugeots is in the graphics.
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I'm all for powdercoating.
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I'm all for painting or powdercoating something that actually needs it.

This bike looks great.


paint the baskets instead.
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Old 08-21-09, 11:56 PM   #9
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I'm all for painting or powdercoating something that actually needs it.

This bike looks great.
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Ditto. Maybe put a chainstay protector on it to cover up those nicks, but it looks pretty nice as is.
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Old 08-22-09, 07:49 AM   #10
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It really is very stunning as is.
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My only suggestion would be that if you decide to powdercoat it, do it in the original color and only then would I do it if I had the exact graphics to replace the cool ones that are on it now.

But, like most here, I would just uber clean and polish then touch up here and there...I think its a pretty bike as is.

If it just comes down to wanting blingy, then find a beater no name frame to powdercoat.

that's my humble opinion.
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Here's my ride (many of you have seen it before). what I am dying to do is powder coat it. Wouldn't that be a kick?!! But the only problem is that I don't know where to take it in Albuquerque. Doed anybody have an idea? Please help!!
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Call or email around. If you email, just take note of the quality of replies. There are guys who've done this and they'll know what to say about what they do.
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Powder coating may not prevent rust

HI,
I was considering powder coating my Vintage Bike till I read on another web page about some powder coatings allow rust formation under the powder coating, it maynot be the most air tight finish . nor does it reduce that galvanic effect of mositure and weather?
Another problem maybe the over use of sandblasting that may actually damage the frame?
So Ive decided to leave mine original.
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Old 08-22-09, 01:52 PM   #15
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There's no need to paint that bike. It is unusual, and nice looking as-is. I'd leave it alone.
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Just say no.... to unnecessary powdercoats.

In about five years, there are going to 2.6 million unidentified bikes that are the result of unnecessary paint jobs.

The Bikeforums server will permanently crash under the weight of "identify my powdercoated frame" threads.

You will never, ever find a paint job that will look as good as your bike does now. Very cool. Leave it as is and love it.
And WHAT will the managment of BF do to address this impending catastrophe??????
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And WHAT will the managment of BF do to address this impending catastrophe??????
No worry's the world ends in 2012 anyway
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Old 08-22-09, 04:33 PM   #18
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Leave it alone.
but my pal at Awesomepowdercoat.com does a nice job. He's not in Albuquerque, he's in Ohio. But he grew up in Los Alamos and went to school in Cruces.
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