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Old 07-22-08, 12:57 PM
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how much should powder coating cost?

how much should having a HT frame powder coated cost? i was quoted $200 from a vassago dealer to have a jabberwocky frame done. that seems steep.
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Old 07-22-08, 06:11 PM
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I have no idea about paint prices, but i would pay $200 to have my frame done.
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Old 07-22-08, 07:42 PM
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Check with custom motorcycle shops in your area (not your local Harley billet barge dealer) and see if they do it in house or recommend someone. When you call the guy to inquire make sure to tell him that "Joe Chopperbuilder at whatever the name is choppers told me to contact you." I find that they will often hook you up if you are a referral from a good customer.

There is a guy I was dealing with a while back that was going to do a stretched Harley soft tail frame, rear swingarm and the springer front end for about $200 on a side project of mine. I checked with the same place before I bought a new bike about having my Diamond Back frame done and it was going to be around $60. However that was 2 years ago.
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Old 07-22-08, 08:55 PM
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My local place charges me $60 to strip and coat the frame. It's not a perfect job, but it's fine for me.
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Old 07-23-08, 06:18 AM
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I've been thinking about doing the same. I read yesterday that the heat from the oven may compromise aluminum. Anyone know anything about this?

https://www.pfonline.com/articles/cli...04cl_pwd1.html
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Old 07-23-08, 08:02 AM
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From what I understand, ~400 is the temperature limit to avoid affecting aluminum and there's no need to go that high for most powder coats. Of course, I read that on the internets somewhere so it may be incorrect.
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Old 07-23-08, 11:17 AM
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I would discuss this with the powder coating forum.
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I had been quoted $150 to have a F/S done. That was strip and powder coat.
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Old 07-24-08, 12:20 AM
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i called around and got about 3 quotes. 75$ was the highest i got. with an extra 15$-35 to have them media blast the old paint off.
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Old 07-26-08, 03:45 AM
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I paid $25 to strip the frame (chemical dip) and $100 for the candy blue with metal flake powder coat.

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Which place is this?

Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
My local place charges me $60 to strip and coat the frame. It's not a perfect job, but it's fine for me.
I am building a cargo bike in Madison, WI and was quoted $220. I am interested in the $60 place.
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Old 02-08-13, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by n609mike View Post
I am building a cargo bike in Madison, WI and was quoted $220. I am interested in the $60 place.
This thread was from 2008.
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Old 02-08-13, 01:27 PM
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Haha, was worth it to see the candy blue/flake job again.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
Haha, was worth it to see the candy blue/flake job again.
I must admit, it is a stunner.
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Old 02-08-13, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
Haha, was worth it to see the candy blue/flake job again.
No doubt. Seeing junky & rankin posts threw up a flag though.
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Old 02-08-13, 02:38 PM
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junkyard posts in the road forum still. and FWIW, I was quoted $150 for a standard color (I think there's ~8-10 to pick from) for a chemical strip & powdercoat on my Blur frame. that was the frame, rear triangle and linkages if I wanted, but everything had to be totally disassembled.

I looked at my bike real hard and decided to keep riding a scratched up bike.
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Old 02-08-13, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
junkyard posts in the road forum still.
traitorous bastard
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Old 02-08-13, 06:15 PM
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Being nominated for moderator really went to his head . . .
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I had a frame done a year or so ago. I paid $100 for stripping and 2 coats of powder. Had I chosen to go with just one coat, it would have been $80. OP, you're being ripped off, so find a different coater.
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Old 02-10-13, 04:12 PM
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Prices when I checked into it was anywhere from 150-220. Friend of mine is having his bike done and its close to 190.
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Old 02-28-13, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by scelia View Post
I paid $25 to strip the frame (chemical dip) and $100 for the candy blue with metal flake powder coat.

Nice, where did you have this done?
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Uhhhh . . . don't think he's going to answer you . . . scelia hasn't been on the forums since '08.
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Originally Posted by n609mike View Post
I am building a cargo bike in Madison, WI and was quoted $220. I am interested in the $60 place.
Consider yourself lucky! In Montreal its $300 to strip and powdercoat a frame! Emissions regulations and all that stuff have driven prices up - and a lot of places relocated outside the city.
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Originally Posted by agent pombero View Post
Nice, where did you have this done?
I had mine done at JD's powder coating in Forest Grove, but it was recently sold to one of the employees.

https://www.facebook.com/JDsPowderCoating

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