Say I would like to a) modify an existing paint/decal/clearcoat combo and then have the whole frame powder coated over with clear or b) completely strip a frame and add a paint/decal combo. Either scenario would leave a large portion of the frame with a bare steel appearance so a clear coat of some type would be necessary to protect the raw metal. I would prefer a powder coat due to its durability.
I believe typical powder coat curing process are avout 350-400 degrees for around 10 minutes. Does anyone know if a typical decal will survive process in an acceptable manner? I've considered doing a sample and giving it to my local powder coater but if anyone has any experience with it I'd like to know beforehand if it is even worth attempting.
If it means anything the frame is a Soma and I will either be modifying the stock paint job or starting over and using a set of waterslide decals that Soma has provided.