painting a frame in ATL?

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painting a frame in ATL?

Postby mack_turtle » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:53 am

I attempted to paint my chromoly mtb frame this week and botched it. before I spend any more money on painting materials, can anyone recommend a place that can do it right without spending a fortune? the only auto painting shop I called so far quoted me $180! I could almost buy a new frame for that price.
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Re: painting a frame in ATL?

Postby yoohoo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:36 am

$180 is cheap to have a frame professionally painted. There is a whole lot that goes into it and the materials are expensive...I know I used to do custom motorcycles and did a few frames a couple years ago.


Look into powder coating it. It will last longer and be much more durable. I used the guy in Dawsonville. He did a good job on my cranks and the frames I have seen that he has done have looked great. You can find him on craigslist.
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Re: painting a frame in ATL?

Postby enerj » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:39 pm

what'd he charge?

You can get good results you just need to be very detail oriented and thorough. Completely sand remove all paint, clean frame completely, 3-5 coats of primary with sanding in between, 3-4 desired paint (should try and get good stuff) then a good lacquer.
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Re: painting a frame in ATL?

Postby k2biker » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:01 pm

I'm in the process of repainting my full custom steel frame. It's very easy to do and you can do it for under $50 -- cheaper if you don't use Duplicolor. Use 150 or greater grit sand paper for the sanding. If you mess up, just sand down the bad spot(s) and primer it again!
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