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October 7, 2008 at 15:31 #75339
Anyone in the Colorado area know of a good place to take a frame to get it painted? Also any idea how much it usually runs?
Or is there some sort of company I could mail a frame to that could paint it?
Thanks in advance!
October 16, 2008 at 08:42 #75340
I can’t speak on the Colorado area but I did have a frame painted here in GA about 4 months ago so I did a little research before hand that may help you. I had it powder coated (frame and front fork) for $110. That’s a normal price for powder coating, decal placement, and sand blasting. Most people seem to think that powder coating is more durable than typical paint so I went that route. Normal painting is kind of like painting a car so it depnds ont he number of coats you want as to what it will cost you. I’ve seen as high as $450. I think that the weight difference is marginal.
All I had to do was dismantle the bike and bring him the decals I wanted him to put on and he was done 4 days later. It looked great. Wish I had a pic but it was a gift for my buddy who is in Iraq right now so I can’t access the bike.
There are a lot of places you can mail the frame to but you would save some money by getting it done around town.
The guy I took my frame to powder coats all kinds of things but has probably done about 40 bikes as well. I was a little worried that he didn’t "specialize" in frames as there are a lot of places that don’t need paint on a bike frame but he reassured me when I talked to him. Many auto restoration guys and furniture restoration guys have poder coating facilities so that might be a good place to start looking if you choose to go that route.
October 19, 2008 at 20:57 #75341
Do you want it powder coated or rattle canned. I just got done doing this one.
I have had a lot of people tell me this is the best Rattle Can job they have ever seen. It took me about a week and half to do this and the parts. About three days of prep work and three days of painting, and some days for drying in between.
September 5, 2012 at 18:28 #75342
GoldenGoose, I’m from Ga. what company did you use?
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