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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

Ive got a Raleigh Dynatech frame that I want to refinish. I really want it powder coating. However, Im aware that there is a bit of heat involved in Powder coating........so Im wondering if this would damage the frame joins, what with them being bonded and all that. Be pleased to get some opinions.

Also, anyone know anything about Raleigh Frame numbers? The Frame number on this doesnt seem to match up with anything Ive been told......


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Personally I'd not go for teh powder coating option just in case there is any adverse effect on the bonded joints.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Thanks for the response and advice. I've spoken to one member on here who has powder coated ok........but I'm still a bit wary.......might save up for a respray!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:05 pm 
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They have alloy lugs which look nice polished...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Powder coating temps vary but the hotter settings will be slightly higher than the bonding temps for the frame....

Andy


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for that........decided me! I'll be saving up for a spray job then......I've had a good look at her this morning. Can't find anything which matches the frame numbers I've been advised about, just 4 digits on the Bb shell. However, on two of the lugs there is a single '3' stamped and on the other lug there is a '4' stamped. I'd love to try to age her from the number but have drawn a blank with my enquiries,...........


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:00 pm 
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Has it got the original paint now? Someone on here will probably be able to age it from the paint job...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Hi, sadly no.......has been sprayed........


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:25 pm 
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A member of this site called 'sticklegs' had a couple of dynatechs re-sprayed by Argos and they did a fantastic job. He's not around here much anymore, but a search for his posts might throw up some pics for inspiration.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Thanks, I'll have a look.....


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