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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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1st time powder coater questions

Taking my f47 chrome bars to get powdercoated. The guys is local and has a good rep. Can the powdercoat go to the end of the bars or does the end need to be masked off at switchhousing? Also taking some other misc stuff, plate bracket, extended brake pedal etc. Brake pedal has grease fitting. I asume that needs to be removed?

I know nothing about powdercoating.

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How good is the reputation of your coater? I ask this because a highly experienced coater will usually know what to do and do the small time legwork for you such as removing small items like the zerk, protecting threads, machined surfaces and bores. I had a local coater years ago who claimed his work was top notch do the lower legs on my '12 RG in gloss black. When I got them back and went to assemble them I found he had coated the axle bores and the caliper mount surfaces. This guy's work was in fact careless and sloppy. Try to see the chosen coaters previous work or reviews. We had a member who does powder coating, not sure if he is still active but everyone on here loved his work. Maybe see if you can dig up his name and contact him for some first rate advice. Good luck, can't wait to see your bike when it's done!
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As said, if they know what they are doing, the will plug threaded holes, or other areas that shouldn't be coated. I would recommend removing the zirk and any other items that are removable so they don't get lost at the coaters shop.

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Taking my f47 chrome bars to get powdercoated. The guys is local and has a good rep. Can the powdercoat go to the end of the bars or does the end need to be masked off at switchhousing? Also taking some other misc stuff, plate bracket, extended brake pedal etc. Brake pedal has grease fitting. I asume that needs to be removed?



I know nothing about powdercoating.



TY in advance for any light you guys can shine on this


Matt, a Member (Jetman), used to do powder coating on the side and everyone that used his service was extremely pleased with the outcome.
I havenít seen him on Our Forum in a while. Might try sending him a PM to see if heís still in business.
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I was thinking of having a few stock parts powder coated as well, I'm just wondering how does it hold up long-term...
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Thank you all for the info!.

I am meeting a buddy who has used this local guy in the am, I will pick his brain and follow up.

TY Mike, I will take a look for Jetman.
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I was thinking of having a few stock parts powder coated as well, I'm just wondering how does it hold up long-term...
Powdercoating is pretty tough and durable stuff, as long as the part is prepped correctly, and the process is done correctly.

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Powdercoating is pretty tough and durable stuff, as long as the part is prepped correctly, and the process is done correctly.

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Can anyone recommend someone that does top notch powder coating(pm me if so)?
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Thank you all for the info!.



I am meeting a buddy who has used this local guy in the am, I will pick his brain and follow up.



TY Mike, I will take a look for Jetman.


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Can anyone recommend someone that does top notch powder coating(pm me if so)?
Where you at in Florida ???
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