a question about powder coating

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a question about powder coating

Post by dix » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:36 pm

hi guys

just wanted to ask why powdercoating?

as apposed to normal wet car spray

just curious as im a painter and a few thin coats is supposed to be better than one thick coat


just give me the pros and cons so to speak

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by craigs23 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:42 pm

Powder coating's very durable. Finish doesn't quite match painted items though.

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by RVFHooligan » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:23 pm

Powder coating is sprayed with an electrostatic charge and then the parts are baked in an oven. The parts are hung on a large metal rack with metal wire, then the rack is charged with electricity, the powder gun sprays the paint which is attracted to the charged rack. The paint is actually in a powder form at this point. Very thick single coat that bonds/hardens in the oven and is much more durable than traditional paint. The only downside to powder is that if it gets chipped you can't repair it or touch it up. And as mentioned, it's never as shiny as paint, so it just depends on what the part is and how you want to paint it.
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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by robins » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:55 pm

also its a dog to remove if you get the wheels redone

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by Carlos » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:44 am

Painted almost always has the edge where finish is concerned but if it's wheels we are talking then go for powder if you are looking at non matched colour (black,white,gold etc). Very durable and takes alot of abuse from cleaning and from the roads, but you are a painter so that sounds kinda free, modern paints are pretty tough too.

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by hannakournikova » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:07 am

i have always swore by powder coating. and it wasnt until i seen some gold wheels on royster81 bike that i realised you can get a good durable coat(s) of paint on wheels. IF you do get a wee chip, no probs, just clean and touch up. easy.

personally i have never had any probs with powderdcoating, although royster did, a few chips on a rear that was down recently. but im sure he will come along and share his views.

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by Lasse » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:35 pm

Do not fancy powdercoating, when they chip, they will flake, same goes with frames, corrosion will start from the inside.

Regular paint all the way I say.

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by veefer400 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:13 am

Had a few parts blasted and coated on my 400/4 and NC24 - the pillion f/rest hangers I picked up yesterday looked INCREDIBLE! Got them off of t'Bay looking Rather Shabby, almost fit for scrap - stripped them down, cleaned up all the gubbins, reassembled with new pivot pins - the result is in my opinion better than new:

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Hey, it probably will be a real b!tch to get off again but isnt that the point?? ;)

I COULD have stripped, brushed and hammerited them in my back yard but its never a pro job, this has given a top finish... :D

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by spooky » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:02 pm

heres some more pics with metallic sparkly powder coating.

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Re: a question about powder coating

Post by RickDonoghue » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:02 am

Can I just ask... When I take a few bits to get powder coated such as the subframe etc. do I need to leave screws inside the holes to make sure paint doesnt line the inside?

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