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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:15 pm 
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There's powder coating using enamel paint in dry form and stove enamelling, a spray paint ( applied wet using paint mixed with solvent ) that's baked in an oven. You were offered the second one. Expensive but you can get masking and tartier effects.
A powder coating is cooked at 200°C and as it uses an electrostatic charge to apply the paint it's free of ozone-harming solvents.


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i once got a frame blasted and powdered for a tenner. it was black though, and not the best job in the world.


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It's the old chesnut of checking for clean toilets in a resturaunt; if it don't look good....walk away.


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Agency_Scum wrote:
There's powder coating using enamel paint in dry form and stove enamelling, a spray paint ( applied wet using paint mixed with solvent ) that's baked in an oven. You were offered the second one. Expensive but you can get masking and tartier effects.
A powder coating is cooked at 200°C and as it uses an electrostatic charge to apply the paint it's free of ozone-harming solvents.


I have had the stove enamelling done before and as i say looked the muts, whats the durability difference like between the two then


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I've never had problems with powder coating, it's a very hard finish. Stove enamelling on the other hand has had mixed results both with me personally and others ( who've used top-of-the-line pro painters ). In my honest opinion I think wet jobs are too soft and delicate. Nothing that can't be cured with some helicopter tape though so keep your options open.


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IMO go for the best paint job. For a quality peace of kit they deserve the best finish :D


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 Post subject: Re: powder coat or not ?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:17 pm 
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magicmistertea wrote:
okay lets here your opinions.... i need to get my klein mc1 bars/stem and my pace rc30s sprayed, im going to get them done black so should i get them powder coated or should i just get my mate to do them with normal car paint ? what are the pros and cons ? umm yea as you can see i dont know alot about paint so would appreciate some input,
cheers mmt


Can I assume the RC30's turned up then ? Hope they're ok?

Powder coat every time - it's basically a layer of plastic over the metal. They statically charge the metal, coat it in a very fine plastic powder and then put them in an oven (i guess at 150 degrees or so) and it melts the powder particles together to give a smooth and super durable finish. It's very resistant to stone chips. Colours can be sprayed on top of the powder coat if needs be (like the Roberts White Spider).


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Powder coating is cheap and tough , gives a nice plasticky finish and I haven't chipped my kona yet, really pleased with the results.
Cost £40 blasted and coated. The paint guy did say though that a good spray job would be tougher so it comes down to personal preference.
This was my result.


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Nice, i probably going to go with that then by the looks of it just gotta find a local place that does C&G enamels of liverpool was the 2 quotes for £80-90 so need somewhere else can be Liverpool, Chester or Rhyl for me as i can get to them all at any point


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I can give you the number of the place I used in Preston if you like.
He was really helpful and they have a colour chart on their website.
£40 was good value I thought. It's easy to find just off the M6.
I went from Warrington and took about 25mins to get to.
Alternatively search your area on Yel.com for one.
I am taking my Cro-Mega back there for coating once I get the seized bottom bracket out.


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