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12-19-2014, 5:37 PM
Looking to Powdercoat my springer build.Going gloss black with Powdercoat chrome rockers local guy wants to charge me 210 that fair price?Springer is 2 under springs are chromed .

12-19-2014, 7:00 PM
210 seems high to me. Is he going to use chrome powder coat on the rockers ?
Or actually chrome them? That's probably a good price if he's powdering the legs gloss black and chroming the rockers. But if he's powdering them. You probably won't be happy with it.
And it's too high. My opinion.

12-19-2014, 8:32 PM
That' high. Especially for single stage. If you got a sand blaster and room in the garage for an electric oven, it will cost a little more than that to get setup and do it your self. I would recommend against most powder chromes. I would suggest picking one of the two stage powders http://www.prismaticpowders.com/ They need little prep and come in amazing colors.
I did the sand blasting and bought the Ink Black and Transparent Bronze for less than $50.00 then the Hot Rod Shop up the road powdered it in the two stage for $85.00
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12-19-2014, 8:38 PM
I am no fan of any kind of powder coating.

12-20-2014, 7:26 PM
If he does the break-down and prep., that's cheap.

12-21-2014, 12:58 PM
This is the homemade springer.I would love to chrome it but I was quoted 712 bucks to chrome it.I dont think it will require any prep most of the machining is a pretty decent finish.I built it from the chopper handbook plans.545765457754577

12-21-2014, 1:01 PM
Looks great Dusty!!

12-22-2014, 8:16 PM
Thats a pretty good price to be honest.
It will still have to be prepped, they usually use a chemical type of cleaner that almost works like an acid etch does
Usually an OEM panhead frame is around $350ish over here to get powdercoated
I dont think the price for that front end is high at all.
Thats about what we pay for powdercoat when we need to get it done for something that size

12-23-2014, 6:50 AM
Ok thanks man just wanted to make sure it was a fair deal .

12-23-2014, 9:28 AM
I am no fan of any kind of powder coating.

this. I don't even like the finish of powder.

12-23-2014, 10:08 AM
this. I don't even like the finish of powder.

Which powder coat finish don't you like? Like paint there are many possible finishes and those can be changed by technique and prep. Lots of the first generation powders had colors that were just off and a finish that looked like plastic, but those days are long gone. Now there is incredible selection of color and finish many that just aren't possible with paint. Look through the gallery at www.prismaticpowders.com.

12-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Place by me, IKON Powdercoating, charges 250 for a frame and any little crap you want the same color. Or 35 for a wheel.

12-23-2014, 2:55 PM
I love powder coat. Durable and easy to work with. I have powder coated the tins of the last 5 bikes I have built and I have been really happy with the results.

12-23-2014, 6:42 PM
Can't you Powdercoat clear polished metal and it will stick to it?

12-24-2014, 8:31 AM
546615466254663here are 2 bare metal tanks I powder coated. 1 brushed sporty tank and a RD 350 that I heated up to turn it a bronze color before powder coating. They both came out nice. I also powder coated the Cole Foster on my leaf spring shovel a metallic silver.

12-24-2014, 10:57 AM
That looks good I might go that route!