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post #1 of 3 Old 10-13-2014, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Blacking out...the bike that is

Hey Guys,

Still a newbie here, but lurk all the time.

I just got some quotes for powdercoating some of the metal pieces on the engine and bike, does $300 sound like a fair number for this? Anyone know of some great powder coat places in MA/NH/ME that are cheap?

Also, not to start the debate but I'm diving in soon and repainting the bike, any opinions on matte black vs. the 02 asphault finish?

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-13-2014, 11:52 AM
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Powdercoating depends a lot on the surface area, the complexity, the # of colors and/or finish of the job itself.

For a standard semi-gloss coat on something like the rearsets or swing arm side covers, I paid about $45 for the set. So really it just depends on the # of items and surface area. You'll most likely get a bit of a discount if you can give your powdercoater all the parts in advance (instead of small batches) and only choose one color.

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+1 to what g00gl3it said. Also helps to make it cheaper if you choose a common color, then they can just just powdercoat your parts with another batch of the same color.

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