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Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:52 pm
by surfin' addiction
Hi guys,

I'm pretty new to this forum, but I have been cycling for a while and decided on building a fixie a few months back to try and help work on a few things with my technique and maybe get into some track riding. I have been looking through the thread 'post your fixie pics' and there is some fantastic looking whips on there with some great looking paint work, but not may people have commented on where they've been getting them done and all my key word searches have been pretty fruitless.

My question is, can someone recommend a good painter or powder coater around Melbourne. I have a totally bare frame that is almost ready to go. I am trying to do things relatively cheap, but I don't mind spending a little bit to get a good job done.

Let me know.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:31 pm
by The Womble
Ive just resprayed my roadie in white enamal from the can. I intend to flat it back a littke and clearcoat it with something toxic but perdy. All up it may be $200 finished? Worth thinking about. Ill post picks tonight

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:18 pm
by surfin' addiction
The Womble wrote:Ive just resprayed my roadie in white enamal from the can. I intend to flat it back a littke and clearcoat it with something toxic but perdy. All up it may be $200 finished? Worth thinking about. Ill post picks tonight


Thanks Womble. I had considered doing it myself, but it needs to be sandblasted and maybe some surface finish work done. So I figured taking it to a one stop shop to be sandblasted and powder coated would do the job. That and the fat that last time I tried my hand at painting it didn't surn out so well. I'll be keen to see some pictures of your DIY job though.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:53 pm
by The Womble
Rodger. Have a GPs appointment (leg fell off again :? ) and then Ill head home and snap away

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:16 pm
by surfin' addiction
I'm getting a lot of views but no real answers to my question. What's up with that?

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:24 pm
by damhooligan
surfin' addiction wrote:Hi guys,

I'm pretty new to this forum, but I have been cycling for a while and decided on building a fixie a few months back to try and help work on a few things with my technique and maybe get into some track riding. I have been looking through the thread 'post your fixie pics' and there is some fantastic looking whips on there with some great looking paint work, but not may people have commented on where they've been getting them done and all my key word searches have been pretty fruitless.

My question is, can someone recommend a good painter or powder coater around Melbourne. I have a totally bare frame that is almost ready to go. I am trying to do things relatively cheap, but I don't mind spending a little bit to get a good job done.

Let me know.



First of all, what do you want, a good job, or a powdercoat ??

For me those are two different things.
I can not help you with powdercoat, i'm sure others can, but if you are intereted in a good paint job , i can help.
I wil send you a pm.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:14 pm
by The Womble
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Of course Id recomend DH now hes seen this and posted. From memory he sprays and everyone raves about the finish :)

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:32 pm
by Mulger bill
If yer happy with powder, talk to Jon at Gripsport, he'll see you right. Blast and powder for good money.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:12 pm
by yehuda
Spray ya bike in Brunswick is worth a look...
http://www.sprayyabike.com/

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:24 pm
by damhooligan
yehuda wrote:Spray ya bike in Brunswick is worth a look...
http://www.sprayyabike.com/


I know...i work there... :mrgreen:

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:27 pm
by damhooligan
The Womble wrote:
Of course Id recomend DH now hes seen this and posted. From memory he sprays and everyone raves about the finish :)


Thanks. 8)

The Womble wrote:Ive just resprayed my roadie in white enamal from the can. I intend to flat it back a littke and clearcoat it with something toxic but perdy. All up it may be $200 finished?


Your bike looks nice, but for $200 i could have done it for you... :wink:
Altough it takes away the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:38 pm
by The Womble
Pity youre in Melbourne though. Id kill for some detail work for contrast :cry:

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:47 pm
by Parker
The Womble wrote:Pity youre in Melbourne though. Id kill for some detail work for contrast :cry:

New thing, called courier delivery, you may or may not have heard of it.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:54 pm
by damhooligan
Parker wrote:
The Womble wrote:Pity youre in Melbourne though. Id kill for some detail work for contrast :cry:

New thing, called courier delivery, you may or may not have heard of it.


You just beat me to it...
I was thinking the same thing...

Only downside would be that the delivery costs would add to the total costs...

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:57 pm
by Parker
damhooligan wrote:
Parker wrote:
The Womble wrote:Pity youre in Melbourne though. Id kill for some detail work for contrast :cry:

New thing, called courier delivery, you may or may not have heard of it.


You just beat me to it...
I was thinking the same thing...

Only downside would be that the delivery costs would add to the total costs...

The things we do for bikes :wink:

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:01 pm
by damhooligan
Parker wrote:
damhooligan wrote:
Parker wrote:
You just beat me to it...
I was thinking the same thing...

Only downside would be that the delivery costs would add to the total costs...

The things we do for bikes :wink:



:lol:

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:06 pm
by The Womble
Unfortunately some of us need to do things for our wives before we do things for our bikes. Spending money on bikes is a touchy subject this week :?

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:09 pm
by damhooligan
The Womble wrote:Unfortunately some of us need to do things for our wives before we do things for our bikes. Spending money on bikes is a touchy subject this week :?


Don't worry, you can do it next week... :mrgreen:

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:11 pm
by Parker
The Womble wrote:Unfortunately some of us need to do things for our wives before we do things for our bikes. Spending money on bikes is a touchy subject this week :?

Perhaps if you actually touched your wife and stopped fondling the bike?

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:12 pm
by The Womble
damhooligan wrote:
The Womble wrote:Unfortunately some of us need to do things for our wives before we do things for our bikes. Spending money on bikes is a touchy subject this week :?


Don't worry, you can do it next week... :mrgreen:

:idea: I like the way you think. Youre not a female :mrgreen:

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:31 am
by yehuda
damhooligan wrote:
yehuda wrote:Spray ya bike in Brunswick is worth a look...
http://www.sprayyabike.com/


I know...i work there... :mrgreen:

I have not been there, but the word of mouth is good... and I have seen some of the work, very nice.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:50 am
by surfin' addiction
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. I am pretty sure I know where I'll be taking the frame now. I'll be sure to post up pictures as the project progresses.

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:53 am
by The Womble
Looking forward to seeing it

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:07 pm
by damhooligan
The Womble wrote:Looking forward to seeing it


me too :mrgreen:

Re: Painting/Powder Coating a Fixie Project

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:51 pm
by surfin' addiction
The Womble wrote:Looking forward to seeing it

damhooligan wrote:
The Womble wrote:Looking forward to seeing it


me too :mrgreen:


Jeez guys, no pressure at all.