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    Ujzme Doma
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    Powder Coating in Chicago

    Does anybody know of an outfit that does powder coating on bike frames in the Chicago area at a reasonable ($50-75) price? I picked up a '75 Raleigh Super Course MK II that I'm building from scratch into a single speed but I gotta get her painted first and powder coating seems to be the way to go, but the one place I called that powder coats for the shop I work in quoted me 175.00. No dice kemosabe.

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    I called tons of places. The only reasonable quote I got was $100 from west loop auto. Just ended up rattle canning it.

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    all about the rhythm
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    you may want to check out Lo-Ko in Oak Lawn http://www.lo-ko.com/
    i've never used them before but have seen there work at it turned out very nice. i work at a bike shop and a few of my customers have had some custom paint work done thru Lo-Ko. a frame and fork (one color) was under $100 if i remember correctly...

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    if you don't care about the color you can ask if they can do your
    bike with leftover paint from a previous job. you might be able to
    save money if they don't have to reset all their equipment.

    jeff

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    Ujzme Doma
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    The other option I'm thinking about is using Superthane Aliphatic Acrylic Urethane. It's a two part industrial epoxy enamel I found out about. Supposed to rival baked on enamels for abrasion resistance and fade resistance. We'll see.

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    Ujzme Doma
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    Forget that Superthane Aliphatic Acrylic Urethane. it's $100.00/gal, and that's without primer, accellerator and thinner. I think I'm going with Hammerite.

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    Anyone know of any places nowadays? I dont really care about price, but I want a pretty wicked job done and a special color

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