Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ali's bike back from the powder coating shop

got Ali's bike back from the powder coater. they do an acceptable job, some rough areas and the masking for the couplers was not as well done as i would want, but this a polo bike and the goal was a durable paint job. i used to get all of my powder coating done with my friend Dave  at Organic Engines who passed away recently. Dave was very meticulous with his work and did a great job, he also pretty much powder coated bicycles exclusively. powder coating can be a very aggravating affair, every color works differently and can come out of the oven with various outcomes. humidity and numerous other factors can effect the outcome as well. unlike wet paint, you dont know what you will end up with with a powder coat until it comes out of the oven.







1 comment:

Lonnie Summerall said...

"Powder coating can be a very aggravating affair every color works differently and can come out of the oven with various outcomes” – I agree with you, Justin! Well, looking at the bike, I think the process of powder coating really paid off. What’s good about this process is the color stays bright and vibrant longer, while the coating makes the surface more resistant from scratching and fading.

- Lonnie Summerall