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Paint or Powder Coat?

Post  PeterIsANovice on Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:09 pm

What is best method to progress in restoring a bike - 1960 FB 250 Cruiser - Paint or Powder Coat.

and would you recommend hand preparation or sand/bead blasting

Your vast experienced knowledge welcomed.

Thanking you in anticipation, Peter
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Paint or Powder

Post  colk2004 on Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:05 am

I generally go for powder on chassis parts and paints for tinware. Due to losing some detail with powder I like the fact that it will allow for a bit of 'hamfistedness' on the frame getting the engine in but at the loss of clarity. Paint goes on thinner so looks nicer. Having said all of that my local coater has powder coated everything thats green on the bike as is a dab hand at getting a thin coat on, then he's spraying the white in paint over the top, and clear coating.

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Post  john87 on Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:03 pm

Depends if you are doing it yourself and what facilities you got.. If you can blast the bits and then get the paint on straight away i would paint the thing. Blast it and leave it, even for a few hours, and it will start to rust.

Powder coating looks nice and is cheap, but looks like powder coating and not paint. Having said that, it all depends on who does the powder coating. It ALWAYS tends to be a bit thick though.

Being practical though, unless you have the facilities to blast and paint stuff yourself, then i would do as advised earlier and powder coat the frame and the like and paint the other bits. Otherwise, as there are so many bits, the cost would be terrible!!

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Powder coating or paint

Post  Neil Lewis on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:57 pm

Hi All,

For me it about cost (though I do agree with the issue of powder being thick.

Powder coating is quick but expensive and needs a good surface finish on the bare metal. My Model 4b was powder coated - based on speed, bare metal was good and cost was not such an issue (it's a family bike and will never be sold).

I am currently working on a 1926 Raleigh metal surfaced were pitted, cost was an issue (I did not want to put to much cost into the bike) and speed was not an issue - so I used a brush lots of high build primer, lots of wet dry paper followed by black top coat lots of it and more wet and dry followed with finishing polish - less cost be a time measured in months not days.

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Paint or powder coat?

Post  patron on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:36 pm

Neil,
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