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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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powdercoating the frame

hi guys,
planning on powdercoating my 06 brutale frame. just wondering if anyone have done it before and how hard is it to take the frame off? or do i need special tools to tackle the project? thanx
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I believe the advise given to me was to paint it instead of powder coat. Also to not sand it back down to the metal, in order to keep the undercoat which was factory applied.

For removal, download the manuals form my site, it's all in there.

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Please paint the frame. Powder coat would not look right on an MV Agusta frame. It is too thick and would hide the beautiful welds that are a feature of the 2009 and prev bikes. I part painted a frame and providing you prep right and undercoat correctly and paint in clean dry warmish area it is easy to obtain a nice finish with the correct lustre.

Powder coating is for garden furniture ; )

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Powdercoating chromo steel is not recommended. The baking process can weaken the steel.

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Powder coating is fine. And yes, you will need special tools/spanner wrenches to remove the steering stem insert if you want to totally break it down. You might be able to get away with having the PC shop tape off the insert if you aren't concerned with perfection. Minute tape lines around neck of the frame which will be under the upper triple bridge and not visible on an assembled bike might not be a big deal for some.

Unless some of the factory coating has come off would suggest the frame be scuffed and prepped rather than taking it down to metal. The factory coating is fairly good and will provide good adhesion for the top coat...be it paint or PC.

Also, make sure the person that does the work takes special care o properly tape off the vin sticker and decal on the other side of the neck. These will stretch as they are peeled off and can't be reused. So no matter which way one goes (paint or PC) its wise to just leave the decals where they are and make sure the tape job is good.
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I worked in a huge engineering shop and we cooked chromoly to 700 degrees celsius for 24 hours all the time but was very important to slowly bring it down to 400c ( 50 degrees / hour), at 400c you could turn the gas off and and go home, powder coat oven is only 400c.


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thanks for all the quick response guys! frame is black and wanted to get it painted to red. so i guess paint it is?
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Yeah, I'm going to do a red one too.

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If you get any scratches or chips it is so much easier to do a perfect repair with paint. There are some great suppliers out here of oe colours.

I can't see any reason to powder coat. If there was some amazing advantage then of course it should be closely considered.

But why ? What does a powder coat finish offer over paint ?


Having done a nice job on a scratched up frame, I wouldn't hesitate to paint the frame myself. and the satisfaction having done a good job is immense.

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Joe. Powdercoat finish is way more durable than liquid paint.

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