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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:08 pm
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Location: Backer Clachaig
I will be trying to get a frame and forks back to the bare metal, it has been powder coated and so far i've been quoted approx £50 to blast from a powder coat company, with around £ 100 to undercoat and coat. I am thinking to try painting myself having seen some of the impressive results posted on here.
How do the prices sound, i've not had this done before so have nothing to go on.
Other ways to remove the coat seem to be burning off or the use of some pretty toxic chemicals ( gasket remover) neither of which i fancy.
Any ideas ?

Cheers in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:21 pm 
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Sounds a bit pricey...
I’m pretty sure I’ve not payed more than £75 for a dip strip & blast, then a one colour powder coat


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:29 pm 
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Never had it done, but I bought an mtb frame from the mtb section. The guy was asking £40 which he said was basically to cover the cost of a strip and powder coat. The paint is still going good
So I would say there must be cheaper out there


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That's cheap....I asked 2 nearest to quote, only heard back from one. Anyone used powder coaters in the Suffolk area ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:30 am 
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Is Haverhill too far? I think prices for blasting and basic powder coat start from 65 at Powderplus. Still waiting to get my first frame back but other good reports on their work here and elsewhere.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:08 pm
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Location: Backer Clachaig
Thanks for that Err, Haverhill is possible, you'll have to post when you get your frame back...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:55 pm 
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Will do, although mine is a winter commuter that was heavily rust pitted prior to blasting so I do not expect miracles!


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