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Second on powdercoat for durability, though 2 part wet paint is generally a better option for super glossy colors.
Things to ask:
Do they media blast and if yes, then with what? Walnut shell,glass bead,sand, ceramic,or soda(all good options)?
If they soda blast, do they hot tank the frame afterwards (to prevent messy bubbles at seams and welds)?
Do they zinc/phospate coat before painting (A MUST for any paintjob you want to last more than 3 years) ?
If wet paint, do they dry bake or air dry? If air dry, do they have a clean/filtered room to do so?
These are the basic questions to ask for a lifetime paintjob. You can skimp corners here and there and still get a good looking frame, though it might not last as long as you like. Good Luck!