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post #1 of 12 Old 05-07-2010, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Powder coating or Paint?

I'm just in the middle of my RC51 front end mod and the only missing part is S&P triples but i'm confused about the wheel painting style. I want impreza gold color but my Honda mechanic says powder coating is not very durable when compared to spray paint and clear coat so what are your opinions powder coating or not?

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-07-2010, 07:07 AM
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Powder coating is much better than paint and clear coat!!

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I'm just in the middle of my RC51 front end mod and the only missing part is S&P triples but i'm confused about the wheel painting style. I want impreza gold color but my Honda mechanic says powder coating is not very durable when compared to spray paint and clear coat so what are your opinions powder coating or not?

I think you need to find a new honda mechanic

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-07-2010, 11:40 AM
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Your source is a idiot.

Also I painted my levers and it didnt hold up well, You'd be ebtter off powdering it but paint is way cheap and looks mediocre. I've painted some stuff on my bike I'm not dissapointed but if I had the money and wanted it to last I wouldn't have.

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At the start powder coating is more flexible and chip resistant, but after a few years of UV the wet coat will be in better condition.

For alloy rims though anodizing can be the ticket. Just don't do purple!

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post #6 of 12 Old 05-07-2010, 12:31 PM
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where I live they only do limited nummer of colors in powdercoat
compared to what I have seen from more specialized work on show bikes etc
but I like the fish - for now a bit better - seem to last better as well

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Actually, he said that when you are putting a new tire on the rim powder coating can be chipped very easily because of the tire machines.

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post #8 of 12 Old 05-07-2010, 03:03 PM
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^ thats true had that happen to my other 919.

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post #9 of 12 Old 05-07-2010, 03:50 PM
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I think you need to find a new honda mechanic
I agree 100%.

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You can't beat the durability and finish of well done powdercoating. Especially on wheels.

Granted, painted wheels are good but they chip easily...it is a high stress part that spins at ridiculous speeds every time the bike is moving.

Powdercoating - Clean them regularly to maintain sexyness

Paint/Clear - Perfect for some unknown place with absolutely clean roads...

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Powdercoating!

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post #12 of 12 Old 05-09-2010, 07:30 PM
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I powdercoated my Sprint wheels gloss black. After 5 years, they shine up great with a coat of wax. Much more durable than paint in the long run.

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