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Old 09-09-2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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Powdercoating snowflakes

On the 1980 R100 I had the drive shaft and the wheels stripped at the dealer fro re-finishing.

I am pretty sure I am going to powdercoat the frame and the wheels black.

I am hearing bad things about powderciatong aluminum.

Anybody got any input on this one?

The wheels were replaced under the recall so that is not an issue
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:28 AM   #2
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On my R100S, I had the snowflakes, fork sliders and calipers powdercoated in silver.



No downside that I've found yet. They're a breeze to clean now.
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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I have been told, or read somewhere, probably Drudge, that taking aluminum over 400 degrees weakens the aluminum and I can't seem to find a local guy who does the low temp stuff.


The silver looks good Flash.
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:41 PM   #4
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A good portion of the higher end bicycle frames out there are both aluminum and powdercoated. No problems.

Find a coater that does some high end stuff like bikes and motos, rather than a guy that does mostly farm equipment.
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Old 09-09-2004, 03:09 PM   #5
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A good portion of the higher end bicycle frames out there are both aluminum and powdercoated. No problems.

Find a coater that does some high end stuff like bikes and motos, rather than a guy that does mostly farm equipment.
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:44 PM   #6
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I had no problems with mine. I would recommend getting a clear powder coat on top of the base color, makes it more durable.
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