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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Any recommendations for powder coaters Reply with quote

I'm sure there was a thread on the site once regarding firms offering powder coating, but I can't find it.

So, anyone had any powder coating (or similar) done recently of wheels, hangers and swing arm. If so please give your opinion of them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Any recommendations for powder coaters Reply with quote

JimBo wrote:
I'm sure there was a thread on the site once regarding firms offering powder coating, but I can't find it.

So, anyone had any powder coating (or similar) done recently of wheels, hangers and swing arm. If so please give your opinion of them.

Thanks

Jim


There is a guy that specialises in preparation and coating of motorbike wheels next to helmetcity at Tatsfield.

Also a powder coating firm in Edenbridge in the industrial estate on the Hever road that I have used since the late 80s old
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the wheels on my firestorm painted by

R D Cox & Son
Address:
Whitley Wood Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 8PX

0118 975 0289

they also did the fork lowers on my CB1300. They paint rather than power coat. The items are grit blasted then painted in Acrylic Polyurethane 2 pack. You have to knock all bearings out, and remove tyres, disks etc etc so they have the bare item.

Painting is supposed to be better than powder coating since paint properley adheres to a surface more so than powder, and is less likey to have moisture/corrosion traps form (we've all seen flakey powder coating I'm sure)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tusky wrote:
There is a guy that specialises in preparation and coating of motorbike wheels next to helmetcity at Tatsfield.
Hmmm... that's a possibility as they're quite close to me.
Also a powder coating firm in Edenbridge in the industrial estate on the Hever road that I have used since the late 80s old
I used them a few years back and found their work pretty good. Good price too.



biggus wrote:
I had the wheels on my firestorm painted by

R D Cox & Son
Address:
Whitley Wood Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 8PX

0118 975 0289

they also did the fork lowers on my CB1300. They paint rather than power coat. The items are grit blasted then painted in Acrylic Polyurethane 2 pack. You have to knock all bearings out, and remove tyres, disks etc etc so they have the bare item.
Do they tape up properly so the new bearings fit in when re-assembling?
Painting is supposed to be better than powder coating since paint properley adheres to a surface more so than powder, and is less likey to have moisture/corrosion traps form (we've all seen flakey powder coating I'm sure)
Is painting more expensive than powder coating?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Any recommendations for powder coaters Reply with quote

Tusky wrote:
There is a guy that specialises in preparation and coating of motorbike wheels next to helmetcity at Tatsfield.
Candywheels?
Also a powder coating firm in Edenbridge in the industrial estate on the Hever road that I have used since the late 80s old
Colour Coatings (South East) Limited?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggus wrote:
I had the wheels on my firestorm painted by

R D Cox & Son
Address:
Whitley Wood Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 8PX

0118 975 0289

they also did the fork lowers on my CB1300. They paint rather than power coat. The items are grit blasted then painted in Acrylic Polyurethane 2 pack. You have to knock all bearings out, and remove tyres, disks etc etc so they have the bare item.
Do they tape up properly so the new bearings fit in when re-assembling?
Painting is supposed to be better than powder coating since paint properley adheres to a surface more so than powder, and is less likey to have moisture/corrosion traps form (we've all seen flakey powder coating I'm sure)
Is painting more expensive than powder coating?


They mask machined surfaces, forget what I paid, but it was about 30 a wheel I think from memory? Think the cost can change if you want a colour other than something they have as standard. My wheels were done in BS Signal Yellow



Southernspeed I think had the engine of his speed triple painted by them.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggus wrote:
They mask machined surfaces

But not quite well enough sometimes! I got my stuff back today and overall a very good job was done, and very reasonably priced too.

However, just a little coating in the bearing housing on one side of the front wheel. Do I have to clean this off before fitting the bearing, or is the coating so thin it will make no difference?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JimBo wrote:
biggus wrote:
They mask machined surfaces

But not quite well enough sometimes! I got my stuff back today and overall a very good job was done, and very reasonably priced too.

However, just a little coating in the bearing housing on one side of the front wheel. Do I have to clean this off before fitting the bearing, or is the coating so thin it will make no difference?


Sorry Jimbo I don't know but when someone answers - if Jimbo does have to remove the powder coating what's the best way of doing so?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bugger on alloy, as a Stanley knife or scalpel can cut into the metal. Wet and dry or steel wool will also cut into the metal.

I would try and remove it though, as your bearing housing could really fuse to the bearing shell through heat.

Small kitchen style blow lamp and/or very light use of a scalpel would be my preference but no doubt Megawatt will be along with his Dremel and a 'fit for purpose' attachment shortly Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cellulose thinners will clean it off Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used a Stanley knife blade and a flapwheel on powdercoat.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Athos wrote:
cellulose thinners will clean it off Very Happy


Yep or as I nearly ruined mine on the old GSX.. fuel system cleaner spray will also remove it Embarrassed
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