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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Powder or paint?

The header really asks the question. I am thinking of changing the colour of the wheels on my 1090, should I use paint or powder coating?

I have had many frames and sheet metal parts powder coated, and generally favor powder, but not particularly Looking forward to pressing out the bearings on a brand new wheel.

Is painting in the same league as powder when used on wheels?

Who does either powder or painting in the soCal area, I am a newbie to this part of the world.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 08:22 AM
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Paint. Powder coat is a PITA on wheels as you mentioned. Any decent auto body shop could do it for you. Sorry I live in Boston so the shops I'd recommend would be a bit of a drive for you.
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+1 power coat, here are phone number for power coat 714-420-6918


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Paint.
All of the wheels from the factory come painted not powder.
Paint has a much better finish and gloss (if you're going gloss)
Paint is also more resistant to fine scratches while powder is slightly more resistant to chips.

I've gone through this a number of times and have used both extensively - I prefer paint.
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Based on my experience I would go with powder coating. I've used powder coating on both car and bike wheels for track use, in both matte and gloss finishes, and found it to be durable and easy to take care of. Most recently I used Olympic Powder Coating in Santa Ana for some car wheels, but there are a handful of other places in the Santa Ana area that do powder coating as well.
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Paint. If done right wont chip or scratch. I suppose it depends on who you get to change your tyres. Mine were painted and no problems
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If you plan on this as a one time thing go powder, if you think you might change color some day go paint.
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The header really asks the question. I am thinking of changing the colour of the wheels on my 1090, should I use paint or powder coating?

I have had many frames and sheet metal parts powder coated, and generally favor powder, but not particularly Looking forward to pressing out the bearings on a brand new wheel.

Is painting in the same league as powder when used on wheels?

Who does either powder or painting in the soCal area, I am a newbie to this part of the world.

Thanks in advance,
Dick
Dick take your wheels to somebody who knows and is practiced in bearing removal...and then when it's all done..have them refit. Don't leave it to the paint/coating shop..They will screw your wheels up...I know I've been there...

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I guess if you paint them then it might be easier to touch in scratches and chips at a later date....I have always had mine powder coated though as it seems to be the normal convention....
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 04:16 PM
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Get them painted and then laquered, this gives a top finish and is very easy to clean the excess oil away when you lube the chain, just my 2 cents worth.


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