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Where is a place around the valley that I can have my frame powder coated, and would it void the warranty?
 

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if its a specialized they have only one approved powder coater to maintain warranty and its in cali. Spectrum PC.
 

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1offpowdercoating.com

just had mine done, stay tuned for pics. really happy with results, had a bunch of overspray, but Dale is very personable, accommodating and specializes in bikes. tell him bob sent ya!!!
 

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APC = meh...

I wasn't too impressed with az powdercoat. Lots of blasting media left rolling around in the frame. Minor imperfections. I had to spend a good 30 minutes with an air compressor getting all the blasting media out of the frame, especially the chain stays which would have ended up in the bottom bracket eventually causing premature wear.

I have switched over to vyne powdercoating in Mesa just across the 101 on Broadway, google em. Ralph is the owner, great guy, knowledgeable and their stock color options blow az powdercoat out of the water! He can also turn stuff around MUCH quicker than az powdercoat which has a minimum 7-8 day turnaround right now. vyne powdercoat media blasts on-site, apc does not (and they won't take responsibility for damage caused by 3rd party strippers).
 
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istomtom said:
I wasn't too impressed with az powdercoat. Lots of blasting media left rolling around in the frame. Minor imperfections. I had to spend a good 30 minutes with an air compressor getting all the blasting media out of the frame, especially the chain stays which would have ended up in the bottom bracket eventually causing premature wear.

I have switched over to vyne powdercoating in Mesa just across the 101 on Broadway, google em. Ralph is the owner, great guy, knowledgeable and their stock color options blow az powdercoat out of the water! He can also turn stuff around MUCH quicker than az powdercoat which has a minimum 7-8 day turnaround right now. vyne powdercoat media blasts on-site, apc does not (and they won't take responsibility for damage caused by 3rd party strippers).
There's your problem, unless you are doing a steel frame there is no way they should be bead blasting it anyways. Chem strip is the only way to strip aluminum.

I have had 3 frames done by APC and each time have been very happy with the results, but they are in no means "quick" taking about 10 days each time.
 

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Az Powder Coat

I believe they send it out to chemically strip it and then they lightly blast it to give it a little texture for the paint to really hold onto. I liked there price(about $115 for stripping and 2 stage color on 3 pieces) but did take over a week. What kind of prices are you seeing at the other shops?
 
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glendale powder paint

Glendale powder paint has done great work for me in the past, i recently had 2 frames done and they are great, and the best price in town to boot.
 

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doesnt powder coat require some sort of conductivity on the item being coated? and i cant really think of any safe way to "strip" carbon. id just have it scuffed and painted.
 

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NardoSS said:
Has anyone had a carbon frame stripped and powder coated before?
i don't believe carbon can be powder coated due to the heat needed and the bonding agent used in carbon.
 
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