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Whatís your experience having a bike painted?

Old 09-28-20, 08:10 AM
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I've been looking into a frame painting myself and been weighing various options. The wet paint route is the most desirable, but the cost is more than I'd like to go. Powder coating is a popular option, but I'm not so thrilled about the (apparent) "forever" aspect of powder coating. It's very tough/impossible to remove. I've sandblasted powder coated metal and, mostly, nothing happened..the paint remained. There are some very nice high-gloss powder-paint colors available form Prismatic Powders.

Most recently I'm leaning toward a rattle can approach from the House of Kolor.

I need to do additional research, but this option is looking good so far.
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Old 09-28-20, 08:31 AM
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I purchased this bike almost 20 years ago. The previous owner had it repainted by Rainbow Cycleart. As best I can tell even the logos are paint. It has some graphic errors from the way it should be originally but It is expertly crafted. I just cannot image what a restoration like this must have cost then or now.
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