YOU CANNOT POWDER COAT CARBON FIBER.
(notice the period?)
above answer is correct, the plastic will NOT handle the 350+ degree heat.
you PAINT carbon fiber,...which sets up a whole nuther' issue: MATCHING the powdercoat color.
here's what ya do: get the frame powdercoated, when you get the frame done, ask the powdercoater to make you a sample panel about 5" square: so thats a 5" steel plate that gets powdercoated right along with your frame.
most places wont charge you anything extra for this.
now take that steel plate to an autobody supply shop (color shop) that has a computer scanner, and have them scan the sample panel and make you up a pint of good urethane basecoat (the expensive stuff ALWAYS matches better), and then take the fork to a painter and give him the paint.
the reason you get the sample panel made is that most color scanners need at least a 4" square to make an accurate color match.
you can also let the color shop do whats called a "full spray out match", but that usually costs $$$$$ and takes a few days, but the color will be ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
there ya go
peace, love, and isocyanates
Last edited by j0e_bik3; 03-18-08 at 06:55 PM.