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Old 22-Jun-2006, 10:04 AM
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Powder Coating

After seeing some pictures of black wheels with the grey frames anyone have any recommendations and/or idea of price to have 749 wheels black powder coated.
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Old 22-Jun-2006, 10:27 AM
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Had my frame done on the SS and it was 95 + VAT

I think they quoted wheels at about 40 each, but don't forget that you need to remove the bearings from them before getting them done, so factor in the cost of a new set of bearings (and fitting) to the overall cost.

I'm tempted to have my wheels painted black (as I can probably get them done free) rather than powder coated. You don't need to remove the bearings as they mask them off, so might be a cheaper / easier solution?


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Old 22-Jun-2006, 11:53 AM
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I take it the overall effect of the wheel painting is almost as good then ?
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Old 22-Jun-2006, 12:02 PM
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Yes, if done right. You'd want them stripped back and prepared well, just like any paint.

When powder coating they just leave it in an acid bath overnight to strip all the **** off it, then coat it - hence the need to remove all bearings and bearing surfaces. Headraces need to be pressed in, which is a pain to do if you don't have the right equipment or you end up paying more!


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Old 22-Jun-2006, 12:19 PM
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any items I have had sprayed or coated have been bead blasted not dipped
head races on the 916 model bikes just unbolt and come away as a sleeve.
not sure about the 999 series bikes. depends if the steering head is adjustable or not I suppose
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I do like the Black wheels, the swingarm isnt too bad.
But it was the previous owner than done this.
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