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    Painting vs powdercoating

    Hey all,

    Was looking into giving some old frames some new colour. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both powdercoating and spraying (both professionally done)?

    -Fauxfixed

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    Powedercoat: looks pretty shit if not done very well (in my opinion)
    Cheap
    Paint: Looks pretty awesome if done well
    Can be expensive

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    Powdercoating is tougher (IMO) and less likely to be damaged and if it does get damaged because it was cheaper you care less.

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    paint is better and you pay for it accordingly
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    crap frame = powder coat it

    good frame = paint it

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    I was aware of the price difference and the general consensus as to what is better but what I'm more interested in is why?

    Durability of powdercoating seems to be a pretty solid pro....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fauxfixed View Post
    Durability of powdercoating seems to be a pretty solid pro....
    You get what you pay for, I have seen a cheap powdercoat come off in sheets, I also have an expensive baked enamel paint finish on a few of my bikes that is tough as anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by fauxfixed View Post
    I was aware of the price difference and the general consensus as to what is better but what I'm more interested in is why?

    Durability of powdercoating seems to be a pretty solid pro....
    The fact that it makes a quality frame near worthless is a con.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiledHigher View Post
    The fact that it makes a quality frame near worthless is a con.
    Can it not just be sandblasted again and then sprayed?

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    Sandblasting is bad for your frame.

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