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Paint or powder coat for frame?

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Turbo Monkey
Sep 18, 2009
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Fenton, MI
Picked up a new DH bike for the fiance and the paint is a bit beat up and she doesn't like the color.

It's cheap enough, it's still winter, and I always like a project, so. What sayeth the monkey's, powder coat of paint?

I'd like to do up a fairly nice job for her. Which will hold up better?

Either way I will put a few coats of clear over top to try and make it more durable....

I have professional powdercoat and paint options nearby both for reasonable prices, just curious which you guys have had better success with.
 

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Turbo Monkey
Sep 18, 2009
3,445
391
Fenton, MI
PC will def be more durable. Be sure they know to make off the locations for pivots/bearings, etc
yeah, I planned on prepping the frame myself (or at least most of the way). My brother knows the powdercoat dude in town pretty well, so I am hoping I can get a little extra attention paid to prep and set up to get a nice turn out for her.

Less than $100 too, so thats cool.

any concern with the temperatures necessary for powder coating damaging the frame (doubt it, but never hurts to ask/double check)