Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Berkeley, CA
Bikes: 1980s Ishiwata Bianchi SS conversion, 2005 Fuji World
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Recommended paint or powder coat shop in the Bay Area?
My GF rides an old schwinn world sport around town. It's a nice looking bike, but the paint is very faded, and I'd like to get it repainted, in a totally different, non-restoration paint scheme.
I've never done this before, but my understanding is that my two options are to have the frameset either powder coated or repainted (after sanding everything down of course).
I want a pretty, metallic, almost-anodized look - sounds like a repaint job would get this look vs. powder-coating, right? I'm also looking to have the lugs a different color than the tubes. Any recommendations for a good local powder coat and paint shop? How much can I expect to spend?
The bike itself is probably worth $50 max, but it has lots of sentimental value so I want to do it up right!
All feedback would be greatly appreciated!
(also posted in the Vintage forum)