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Whats a good price on a powdercoat?

Old 09-30-09, 09:02 PM
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Whats a good price on a powdercoat?

Some local guy is doing powdercoating with a $100 special next weds.

$100 gets pickup, sandblasting, powdercoat in color of choice, delivery 4-5 day turnaround.

I have a dark coffee-red Raleigh that looks like someone wrapped it in chains and rode it down a hill.

Should I jump on this price?
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Old 09-30-09, 09:25 PM
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That's pretty good considering he does pick-up/delivery. That's as much as the cheapest powder coat/blast costs in the Portland area, anyway.
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Old 09-30-09, 09:26 PM
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Thanx
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Old 09-30-09, 09:33 PM
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Keep in mind, it is possible to powder coat quite poorly. I would check some work they've done first.
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Old 09-30-09, 09:47 PM
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That's about the going rate for fork and frame. Prep and one color (usually the solid std colors). Prices will vary even in the same area...some pay higher rent or do a better prep. You would need to ask what they do (masking threads, etc). Would pay extra for a clearcoat to make the paint really look deep or go with any of the candy colors. Here's some pics of a few of the different colors:
https://powdercoatingit.com/Bicycles.htm
https://powdercoatingit.com/

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Old 09-30-09, 10:28 PM
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If he's blasting it seems reasonable to me. I'm surprised here lately, not the first time I'm reading the hundred dollar figure.
Sci-Fi 's second link shows some nice work.
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My guy in Fairfield, ME charges $40. Blast, mask, single color of your choice (limited to what's on hand), and coat, frame and fork.
The first bike he did for me was pretty good, and he keeps getting better with the practice.





I'm glad he's not a bike guy, as I'd hate for him to see all these $100 quotes!
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Old 10-01-09, 06:48 AM
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Got my SS/fixed conversion done for $75 - media blast and coat, which was fair to me.

$100 for pickup and delivery sounds pretty good. If it's not out of your way to drop off and pick up, see what he can do for a price. May save you a few pennies.

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I asked around my area at about a dozen places. Most were in the $110-140 range. Some were twice that (I gather they did not want to do it.). None were less than that.

So, I would say that $100 is a very good price.

And do be sure to have a conversation with the person about bike-specific issues. Getting PC out of places you do not want it (threads and press-fit areas, to start with) will make the whole project a near disaster.

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$100 is the going price around here. I would love to get it for $40....
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Local guy charges 40-60, he did this schwinn in candy blue for $50 bucks





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Old 10-01-09, 08:58 AM
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$100 bucks seems to be an average deal, if he does work its probably pretty good.

The guy we have charged $50 for the last blast, mask and single color coat. It was only the frame / handlebars though, in the same color he was shooting already.
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$70-$100 in eastern NC. One of them does the newer, thinner stuff, too, in black chrome, titanium, and "colored" chromes. Very, very cool.
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I paid $75 for mine, which is what they usually charge for black. But they just happened to have extra of the color I wanted, and they wanted to get rid of it, so they didn't charge me the usual $100 for color. They were recommended by my local bike shop, and did an excelent job! I'd ask your LBS for a recommendation.
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