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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:11 pm 
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I'm considering getting an old frame powder coated.

What I'd like to know is -

In order to get a similar effect to a more traditionally painted bike, would it be possible to overpaint the powder coat on the head tube ?

Or would that part (head tube) have to be masked off during the powder coating process ?

In other words, can 'contrasts' be achieved with powder coating and perhaps using another paint on top ? (or by any method ?)

Is it possible to do lug lining on a powder coated frame ?

Ta for any advice !


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:32 am 
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Check these photos out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stronglight/sets/72157622261269351/

Totally possible. You can also wet paint over PC if it's a small section. Lug lining is usually done with standard wet paint over the PC as well, but it's possible. I've filled in lug window and stuff with basic enamel after a powercoat.

Also, if you get a clear powder over your color it ends up looking much more like a wet paint job.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:05 am 
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Yes, wet over-painting on powdercoating is possible. Lug lining too.


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