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Old 02-28-07, 12:14 AM
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Power Coating Titanium???

I was on my Litespeed the other day and stopped off at the park for a rest and a non-cyclist walked by and asked why is my bike unpainted. I told him it was a titanium material and it has a brushed finished. He asked me if the titanium could be powder coated, good question. I assume so since it is a form of metal correct?
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sure, titanium can be powder coated. but then no one would know that you had a titanium bicycle

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Yes, you can powder coat titanium, but I don't know of anyone who does bikes.

There are artists that do some pretty cool titanium anodizing though.




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Sweet finish. That's gotta cost a crapload.
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Sweet finish. That's gotta cost a crapload.
Anywhere from $300-$3000, depending on the level of sofistication. I'd love to get a hold of a used Moots, polish it up, and have this kind of work done on it.
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Originally Posted by speedemon
I was on my Litespeed the other day and stopped off at the park for a rest and a non-cyclist walked by and asked why is my bike unpainted. I told him it was a titanium material and it has a brushed finished. He asked me if the titanium could be powder coated, good question. I assume so since it is a form of metal correct?
it can be, but powder coating is heavy, about 250-350g. The whole point to Ti is that you don't need any finish..saves weight.
 
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is ano chemical or heat? chemical right? like rust?
hmmm... I've been thinking about getting a hab except I don't want it to look like a hab.
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Spectrum Powderworks did my titanium frame for me. Set me back a whopping $250.
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Chemical-electrical. Different currents give different colors.

Read here how to do your bike in your kitchen.

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/3...cbccdrcrd.html
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Originally Posted by Patriot
Yes, you can powder coat titanium, but I don't know of anyone who does bikes.

There are artists that do some pretty cool titanium anodizing though.




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