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One of our local powdercoaters will do a bike frame for about $75-$100. That's for the powdercoating only. All sanding or other prep has to be done before he'll accept it. He's done a very good job on the frames he's painted for us at that price.
 

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$40

I went to the local powdercoating shop, asked them what color was "in the can" (they were powdercoating fences white so that is the color I went with). I showed them my frame and asked them to mask the bb, all bolt holes and headtube. The estimate was $40 so I went with it. Clumpy finish that added 3oz to the frame weight but it was a prototype homebuilt steel frame so no big deal... You can get way better (and way more expensive) powdercoating finishes from Spectrum...

Here are some before and after pictures...
 

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Good point on the "in the can" issue. We got one painted for $60 while he was doing another "plain white" project, so apparently you can get a price reduction if you use the color for a current project they're painting.
 

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if you go with what they're already spraying

TNC said:
Good point on the "in the can" issue. We got one painted for $60 while he was doing another "plain white" project, so apparently you can get a price reduction if you use the color for a current project they're painting.
it's cheaper because they don't have to change out the application equipment. IT takes time to swap everything and time is money................

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I've had three frames done at the local powdercoat shop for $50 each. This included all masking, bead blasting and prep work. I picked the color and didn't have to go with what was "in the can". One was a funky textured finish that came out looking like hammered bronze. The shop owner talked me into it (I think he wanted to try it out). It's on a 1970's frame I made into a road fixie so it works on that bike. The second frame was a 1989 Schwinn Circuit road frame that I had S&S couplers installed to make it a travel bike, thus the need for powdercoat. I wanted a color as close to the original red as I could get. They had to mask for chrome stays and around the couplers. They had to actually mask twice, once for the bead blasting and once for the powdercoat. The color was as close as I could possibly ask for and it looked mahvelus. I had a little clean up work to do around the edges of the couplers but 15 minutes with an exacto knife was all it took. The last frame was a BMX bike I built up for my nephew. Had it done in flat black. You simply can't beat these prices and the work has been very good.
 

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And they will screw up your order and not stand behind fixing it.
Screw those A$$ holes.
Go somewhere else, anywhere else.
Care to be more specific? Bad experience? I had a frame sent to them some time ago and the result was even better than the best I could imagine. A few people here have also sent frames to them and the feedback has been good.
 
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