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    fixed for the long haul 40 Cent's Avatar
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    Paint over Powdercoat?

    I know someone just asked about the opposite scenario. I want to have a bike powdercoated and imagine I'll reduce my costs a bit if I have them do one color and then paint little parts (headbadge area, lugs, pehaps some other details) in a contrasting color myself by masking everything off. Not knowing better, this sounds reasonable to me but is this a bad idea?

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    It's a fine idea. Some people I know will do a base in poweder, the detail work in liquid enamel/lacquer and then an acrylic clear coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
    It's a fine idea. Some people I know will do a base in poweder, the detail work in liquid enamel/lacquer and then an acrylic clear coat.
    Thanks, SSD! Just to be clear, do they apply the acrylic clear coat to everything including the powdercoat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40 Cent
    I know someone just asked about the opposite scenario.
    Read that thread for details!

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    Thanks, Doc! I checked it out. Great tips!

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