paint/powder coat/ceramic coat

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by kymbo, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    the final look plus a good looking finish, on my new build leading link set.
    i would guess most go down the road powder coating, i had set nickle coated they looked good . my concerns cost, plus chips ,flaking :muutt and gravel rds.
    so :huh whats still looks great and hangs inn after years riding .cheers
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  2. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Nickel-coated forks? I'd like to see that! How about some pics?
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  3. usgser

    usgser Long timer

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    I've had frames powder coated and liked it over paint for durability. I've also painted(rattle canned) many frames with epoxy paint specifically Fast Black from PJ1 Coatings. (nope, don't come in chrome color) Dries very hard and very resistant to road grime thrown at it. Be warned though it cures to hard very slowly so if you're in a hurry it's not for you. In summer temps(in a garage) I'll let the paint cure 72hrs before bolting the motor in. This time of year in a garage I'd leave it alone for a week before bolting anything up. Good tough stuff. Not powder coating tough but much tougher than any other paint I've used. It's not a common shelf product so you'll have to search for it or contact PJ1 coatings and ask about a retail dealer. Last batch I bought was from Rocky something Cycle shop in OH.
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  4. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    What are these forks? They are superb!
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  5. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    the front end i am refer 2 is leeding link set up sorry no phottos, but when my set is ready try take some before /after shots.
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  6. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Nickel plated is the most durable. Many of the custom frame builders of the late 60's and 70's nickel plated their frames. Prolly the most famous is Rickman. I'm pretty sure I've seen Wasp sidehack rigs that were nickel plated. Easy to clean, does not scratch, and is just down right pretty!
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  7. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    As did allot of custom bicycle makers http://www.columbinecycle.com/bicycles.php
    before stainless they nickeled the joinery it always appears deeper and richer than chrome. Is there any big plating operations in the US anymore ? DB
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