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Old 02-16-09, 11:55 AM
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What are you paying for powder coating?

I was quoted today for a full frame and fork job...$45 for base colors and $80 for special order or candy coats...
Maybe I'm wrong but the base color price i'm cool with but i think the "special" is over the top. But maybe not. I'm used to seeing $50 - $75 for a quality regular paint job with no premium attached for candies, metalflakes and the such.
I will add that the powder coat prices do include frame blasting and prep. Where you would normally have to prep the frame yourself otherwise.
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I hear 100. to 200. around here, with blasting.
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+1 Wish I could get those prices around here, I might paint a couple of bikes. $100 to $200 is the norm.
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$125 here
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$125- included stripping down the frame to the bare metal, extra charge for larger frame (63cm), and a non standard color. Since there was enough color left over I could have had another frame done for another $80. But then I would have two Celeste bikes. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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Old 02-16-09, 12:27 PM
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$130 with blasting. When I told him the PC was too thick for lugs, he said "I can avoid that."
I didn't ask him how, but his other stuff looks great.

I'm just wondering how it works with decals and then a clear coat?
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My regular guy is up to $95 for a blast and a single regular color. I'd guess he'd add another $20-30 for a candy color.

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I'm just wondering how it works with decals and then a clear coat?


That's a question I thought of after I left the shop. I will ask when I bring the bike back.
I don't know what the overall quality will be as all he had to show me was some engine parts he had as a sample....they looked OK. I'm gonna have the Astra frame done first in a base color probably silver to see what the results will be. If he does a crappy job on it I won't be too upset with that one but it will let me know what expect if I have to look elsewhere
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I'm always amazed at the prices for pc I hear quoted here...Spectrum Powder Works here in town charges $275 for a basic single color job on a frame and fork including prep. I haven't gotten any work done by them but they've been in business for years so they must be doing something for that kinda coin. If somebody is saying they can do it for $50-$75 I'd be skeptical but that's just me.
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I think a quick unskilled powder coat is probably worth about that. I don't have too many bikes i would want such a coating on though. Local place was $100, but they lost their main customer and folded.
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Originally Posted by soonerbills View Post
I was quoted today for a full frame and fork job...$45 for base colors and $80 for special order or candy coats...
Maybe I'm wrong but the base color price i'm cool with but i think the "special" is over the top. But maybe not. I'm used to seeing $50 - $75 for a quality regular paint job with no premium attached for candies, metalflakes and the such.
I will add that the powder coat prices do include frame blasting and prep. Where you would normally have to prep the frame yourself otherwise.
What say you?
You're kidding right? The raw materials cost almost that much. He's giving it away. Most places charge $100 and up for standard color. You're getting a great deal. I'd take every frame I had and get them done before he comes to his senses.
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"I'm always amazed at the prices for pc I hear quoted here...Spectrum Powder Works here in town charges $275 for a basic single color job on a frame and fork including prep. I haven't gotten any work done by them but they've been in business for years so they must be doing something for that kinda coin. If somebody is saying they can do it for $50-$75 I'd be skeptical but that's just me"


WOW! nothing like stopping just short of calling me a liar....grrr
Don't belive me...call them yerself!

DUSTY'S POWDER COATING
17993 E. HWY 2O
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So's ya know, I live in the NE corner of Oklahoma. Very rural and I'm sure our part of the county has a average yearly income half of Colorado,Ohio or many other populaces where bicycle fans are more common than dirt track racing fans.
By the way I'm a fan of both!
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I don't think that you are being called a liar, I think the skepticism is that you will get a decent job for those prices in comparison to people that do bike all the time, know how to do them properly and charge more. If they don't do bikes regularly then THEY may not know how difficult they are to do nicely and how critical bike owners are of sub-par jobs. Probably WAY more critical that the guy who's engine parts are being done.

Good Luck, let us know how it turns out.

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At Seattle Powder Coat I paid:

$130 for complete strip, one stock color + clearcoat.

I added a custom (candy) color, which was another $50.

This was frame + fork, very nice job masking everything threaded.
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Originally Posted by soonerbills View Post
"I'm always amazed at the prices for pc I hear quoted here...Spectrum Powder Works here in town charges $275 for a basic single color job on a frame and fork including prep. I haven't gotten any work done by them but they've been in business for years so they must be doing something for that kinda coin. If somebody is saying they can do it for $50-$75 I'd be skeptical but that's just me"


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So's ya know, I live in the NE corner of Oklahoma. Very rural and I'm sure our part of the county has a average yearly income half of Colorado,Ohio or many other populaces where bicycle fans are more common than dirt track racing fans.
By the way I'm a fan of both!
I was born in Claremore Indian Hospital, familiar with it at all? May be moving back to that part of OK. Would be beautiful for long rides. Tell us if they do a good job.
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Given that the difference between a PC job that works and one that doesn't is entirely a matter of the blasting and prep, I can't believe any PC place would even provide the option of letting you do the prep for them.

I am not calling anyone a liar. I am saying that such a business could care less about how the job comes out. That might be fine for patio furniture, but I would think it would be discouraging on a bike to have a couple of finger-prints worth of non-adhesion at the end.

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I saw pictures in another forum of a frame that Spectrum screwed up badly. To be fair, it was a frame with intricate lug work.
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I got a ballpark range of $80-$120. I need to follow up with the place on particulars.
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"I can't believe any PC place would even provide the option of letting you do the prep for them."


I never said they offered that option. I referred to previos paint jobs where I had done the prep work(paint removal). The PC shop never gave me a price or any indication of such as a matter they went into detail about what they would do in their precoat prep.
As for the hod rodders around here being any less anal about finished products for their rides you are much mistaken. The shop showed me a set of valve covers and a couple of pullys that looked nice. They also showed me a alternator that had candy color. The finish was good but obviously the metal itself was wavy and did not show what a really finished polish job could have been like.

" I was born in Claremore Indian Hospital, familiar with it at all? May be moving back to that part of OK. Would be beautiful for long rides. Tell us if they do a good job."

Yep! Know it well. It's in town and they have,like many small towns, have built up quite a bit. I live in the sticks closer to Adair and Foyil.
Give me a holler when you get back in town. I love riding into town and spending a day at the J.M. David Gun museum. Worlds largest privately owned gun collection. Place is amazing!!!
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"I can't believe any PC place would even provide the option of letting you do the prep for them."


I never said they offered that option. I referred to previos paint jobs where I had done the prep work(paint removal). The PC shop never gave me a price or any indication of such as a matter they went into detail about what they would do in their precoat prep.
As for the hod rodders around here being any less anal about finished products for their rides you are much mistaken. The shop showed me a set of valve covers and a couple of pullys that looked nice. They also showed me a alternator that had candy color. The finish was good but obviously the metal itself was wavy and did not show what a really finished polish job could have been like.

" I was born in Claremore Indian Hospital, familiar with it at all? May be moving back to that part of OK. Would be beautiful for long rides. Tell us if they do a good job."

Yep! Know it well. It's in town and they have,like many small towns, have built up quite a bit. I live in the sticks closer to Adair and Foyil.
Give me a holler when you get back in town. I love riding into town and spending a day at the J.M. David Gun museum. Worlds largest privately owned gun collection. Place is amazing!!!
Haha, I have actually been to the museum. It's impressive, so many pieces in there are more works of art than anything. Most of family is around Collinsville and Turly.

Would definitely hit you up if you wanted to go riding. Unfortunately the last time I was out was when I got married in August. I don't get out as often as I would like.

If you've seen the shops work in person and you are satisfied with it, then I would go ahead and let them do it.
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I paid $120 for frame and fork prep and a candy color. Woo!
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I live in Tulsa, OK. I should be getting my frame back from the powder coaters any day now. It cost $60.00 for a basic color. I will post pics if you are interested Soonerbills.

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Bead blast and PC my Trike development frame, 1 color-2 coats $75. Alum parts with another color also $75.

2 coats on steel with lugs and details is a bit thick. A co worker today said he specifies 2 "light coats".

When I get my "show" frame done I'll decide whether I want another PC'ed frame.

Also curious about decals and clearcoat.

Anybody know where I can get small metal letters (under 1" tall)?

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From what I read on the framebuilder sites, I think decals and clearcoat are usually done wet even over a powdercoat color layer. There are some decals that withstand high temps, but it's limiting. A poly clear coat is pretty robust in my experience. I painted my tandem with lacquer and then did a polyurethane clear. It held up to almost everything I've thrown at it, unfortunately I had to do some brazing on it so it needs a new paintjob.
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I live in Tulsa, OK. I should be getting my frame back from the powder coaters any day now. It cost $60.00 for a basic color. I will post pics if you are interested Soonerbills

Yea if you don't mind that would be cool. It looks like we be getting some good prices in the area compared to what others have posted here. Hope the quality is par! This guy up here been open about a year or so . Some gearhead buddys clued me in and said he was doing nice work, We'll see. Who are you using?
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