Powdercoating snowflakes

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by mutineer, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    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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  2. Flash

    Flash Sand Boxer

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    On my R100S, I had the snowflakes, fork sliders and calipers powdercoated in silver.

    [​IMG]

    No downside that I've found yet. They're a breeze to clean now.
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  3. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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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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  4. dougrender

    dougrender Bike Polo is not a Crime

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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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  5. dougrender

    dougrender Bike Polo is not a Crime

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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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  6. Renegade6

    Renegade6 Been here awhile

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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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