I just went by a local powder coater to talk to him about doing my frame. He told me the price would be $110. That seemed a little high but the big thing was that it would take 4-6 weeks. Is this pretty standard?
Thats what I said. But his answer when I asked why so long was that he had to wait until he had several things to coat that were the same color. That dosen't seem right to me. I could understand that logic if he was discounting it or something but I am paying full price.
Thats about right. On average its about $100 for 1 color and the wait time is about that long. A frame is easy to paint and doesnt take that long and thats the good and bad of it. They arent going to do a set up just for one frame unless you hit a powdercoater during a slow time.
My buddy had a frame and fork done at midland metal finishing in Minneapolis. It was $45 and they had it done in less than 24 hours. They don't do blasting, but rest assured that there are places out there that will be happy to do your frame in a much more timely manner.