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White Knuckle Rider
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I love my new Pitch Comp... hate the purple color that they call blue. Would it void the frame warranty if I strip and paint the frame?
 

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skiahh said:
How would that void the warranty?
because the company cant control how it's stripped and repainted. Maybe you use something that attacks something in the welds or carbon. How would the company know. You could sand blast with sand from your kids playground.

You can paint it and I doubt you will have an issue with it failing, but dont expect a warranty
 

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crump582 said:
Would it void the frame warranty if I strip and paint the frame?
There is ONE shop in the U.S. authorized to repaint Specialized frames without voiding the warranty:

(from Specialized's online help feature of their website)

Q: I want to paint my Specialized frame, how can I do so and will I preserve my warranty?

A: Thank you for your question. Painting or altering a frame on your own will void your warranty. However, Specialized has approved Class Act Paint and Powder in Portland, Oregon as the only painter in the United States authorized to paint or powdercoat a Specialized frame while still preserving the warranty. We have found that their processes and methods are up to the Specialized standard and therefore we recommend them for custom paint applications. You will need to retain both your original bicycle proof of purchase as well as an invoice/receipt from Class Act to take advantage of the Specialized limited lifetime frame warranty should the need arise. Please see the contact information for Class Act below to arrange the details through them.

LeeAnn Gibbons
Class Act Paint & Powder, Inc.
9256 SE 67th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
503-254-6400 FX: 503-25406420
866-823-0070
www.classactpp.com

Hours (Pacific):
Mon-Thurs 7am-3:30 pm
Fri 7 am - Noon
Sat 9am -Noon
 

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If you are serious about repainting your frame the way you do it is to go through these guys. They are an authorized Specialized painter. They do alot of Spesh race bikes. Since they are authorized to spray Spesh bikes it will not void the warranty. When my paint gets bad enough Im sending my frame in. Actually, they do alot of painting for alot of different bike companies.

http://classactpp.com/
 

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As the others said, yep. I think the problem is that the bike is anodized, not painted normally. So it would be a different, more complicated process.
 

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Anyone know a rough price to have Class Act do it?

I don't want to waste their time doing a price quote since I'm not too serious about sending it at this moment.
 

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Then I'm guessing I'll roll with the purple!!!
 

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chauzie said:
^ i'm guessing it's gonna be at least 500 bones!
No way. I had a frame powder coated a couple of years ago( it wasnt with these guys) But it was 100 bones. Youre looking at 100-200 tops for a simple powder coating. It gets more expensive when you start asking for custom colors and lay outs.
 

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I just talked to them and it seems like they are under contract and are not allowed to do decals. $125 for single color and starting @ $350 for two color.
 
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