Repainting a Frame

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Repainting a Frame

Postby triode12 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:22 am

Does anyone here know a panel beater or powdercoater in Sydney that is experienced in stripping and repainting frames?

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by BNA » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:45 pm

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Postby 531db » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:45 pm

Star Enamellers in Bankstown (02 9790 - 1025).

They are not cheap (about $200 I'm told) but are extensively used by the trade and classic/vintage restorers.

If you can get your frame to Melbourne, Bicycle Recycle in Moorabbin do a good powdercoat for about $100.
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Postby triode12 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:21 pm

531db

Thank you!

I've just bought an late 70s/early 80s Kuwahara roadie with Ishiwata EXO-H quadruple butted tubing - 2140grams. I am surprised at how light the entire bike is even with circa 80s parts - feels like it is under 10kg.

I want to get it repainted or powdercoated in pearl white. :)
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Postby tallywhacker » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:48 pm

make sure they (or you to be on the safe side) tape off the bottom bracket, head tube and seat tube. Damn hard to get a seat post back in with a couple of layers of paint inside the seat tube
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Postby triode12 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:05 pm

Tallywhacker,

Yes! Good Advice! Thanks!
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Postby freddykruger » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:05 pm

Hey triode12

Who did you end up finding a powdercoater in sydney? Who dit you use? I am also on the look out for a good powdercoat shop in sydney, that knows how to deal with bikes.
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Postby leguman » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:15 pm

Freddy,
I can thoroughly recommend John Boveski at Cycle underground in Taren Point.

He recently stripped, repaired and resprayed and old Centurion bike that I've had sitting about for years.

The job he did was fantastic!

I think he does powder coating for a bit less than paint, but I'm happy with the paint.

They also clean the thread of the bottom bracket and tidy the paint up so rebuilding is a piece of cake.

Good luck
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Postby triode12 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:54 pm

freddykruger wrote:Hey triode12

Who did you end up finding a powdercoater in sydney? Who dit you use? I am also on the look out for a good powdercoat shop in sydney, that knows how to deal with bikes.


Hi Freddy,

I didn't send it in eventually, figured out the frame is too large for me. I was going to send it to Precision Powdercoating at Seven Hills.

http://www.precisioncoating.com.au/

They said that they do and have done lots of bikes.

HTH.
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Postby freddykruger » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:27 pm

Thanks for that. I spoke to the guys at cheeky monkey and they put me in touch with cycle underground (95250778). They specialize in bikes and restoration. prices look good too. $120 for a bead blast and powder coat.
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Postby triode12 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:58 pm

freddykruger wrote:Thanks for that. I spoke to the guys at cheeky monkey and they put me in touch with cycle underground (95250778). They specialize in bikes and restoration. prices look good too. $120 for a bead blast and powder coat.


Precision Powdercoating charged the same too.
$50 for sandblasting and $70 for the powdercoating.

Since the cycle underground is a bike repair shop - I'd go with them instead.
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Postby munga » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:44 pm

Anyone in BrisVegas had their steeds powdercoated locally?
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Postby winona_rider » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:48 pm

mt gower posted this somewhere:

The best in the business is Joe Cosgrove, 32751442. He is at Moorooka.
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Postby winona_rider » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:48 pm

actually - not sure that was powdercoating - soz!
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