400four, Dueling Banjos

trek97

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Even though it’s the good stuff, that doesn’t help me hate doing this any less. It’s still a bunch of nasty work.
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Maritime

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Yeah but 1/4 as much with the good stripper. My first experience with the new ones was terrible. At least 4x the work and applications to get stuff off.
 

cxman

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want to do a 3rd i have one sitting outback with the classic timing chain issue and no time
 

cxman

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yes its outside but covered all my buildings are full and even my enclosed trailer has bikes in it
so its one of the 30 some odd in the back yard and the wife is over joyed
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trek97

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No powder coating around me. We had one years ago, crazy $$$. then he closed shop.
For this project, powder may not be a bad idea.
I will send you a text later today.

I don't strip them... I take em to the powder coater and they give it back all shiny and black. But a wire wheel on an angle grinder makes quick work on all but the tightest of areas.... you are working too hard.
 

3DogNate

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No powder coating around me. We had one years ago, crazy $$$. then he closed shop.
For this project, powder may not be a bad idea.
I will send you a text later today.
We lost our local good powder coater... the one we have left is too busy with huge commercial work loads to fool much with odds and ends like bike parts. And they are slow and expensive. There's a new shop opening soon in Heyworth that should be able to knock out the bike stuff again. Otherwise I do my own stuff that'll fit in the kitchen oven.

If I were doing paint I'd correct any rust and wire wheel it, wipe it with acetone and spray it with VHT Epoxy or Eastwood 2K Chassis black and call it a day.
 

Maritime

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That 2k chassis black is just as durable as powder with the right prep underneath. Plus, it's easier to touch up 3 years from now.
I agree with this. I had to touch up some powder on wheels after changing tires and it was hard to match the black. With 2K I could have easily sanded and hit them with a new coat and not have to worry. Powder is nice when you can get it done reasonable but the 2K stuff is as good if applied right.
 

Jimbonaut

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Another vote for 2K. Here in Canada it's a least double the price of Duplicolor or VHT but it's lays down great and is tough as old boots. I've used the clear on some bare steel tanks and it's gas resistant and takes a hammering, and just used the satin black on a set of Comstars. Good gear.
 

trek97

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3dognate actually turned me into a powder coater not far from me. I’m gonna go see him Saturday morning.
For close to the cost of the 2k primer and paint (estimate 3 cans of each)...I may be able to have it blasted and powdered along w the other small parts.
Or just epoxy the thing.
 

Maritime

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3dognate actually turned me into a powder coater not far from me. I’m gonna go see him Saturday morning.
For close to the cost of the 2k primer and paint (estimate 3 cans of each)...I may be able to have it blasted and powdered along w the other small parts.
Or just epoxy the thing.
If that s true then powder is the way. I am lucky to have one not far from me that if you want black and can wait a few weeks he'll though it in a batch being done and is really reasonable. but only gloss black.
 

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