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     Gunner updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
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  • billyboy_1981

    31 March 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Hi all, I’ve got a gt avalanche 3.0 frame that I’m about to rebuild.

    I was going to have it powdercoated but I’m swaying towards painting to give me some scope to get creative.

    Have any of you used

    The paint looks easy to use bit not sure how good a finish I will get and how durable it will be.

    Thanks Billy

  • Gunner

    31 March 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Paint all the way for me, much more versatile and easier to touch up if necessary. Powder coating is more susceptible to deeper chips which can look very unsightly if you do happen to pick any up, depends how hard you ride and how much you fall off.

  • billyboy_1981

    3 April 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks gunner, I’m going to get the frame shot lasted then paint it. That way I can get creative and go for something that stands out a bit.

    The bike I’m using just now I got powdercoated a few years ago and I had to shave off some at all the contact points to build.

    Plus its not the colour I wanted just the closest they had.

    Don’t know weather to use or just use standard aerosols.

    The looks easy to use but insure in how good a finish it will give.

  • Gunner

    3 April 2021 at 8:03 pm

    That’s the 2 main problems with powder coating in a nutshell. I find you never get the “correct” colour you wanted, it always seems a little off, and it’s always “thicker” . Glad you’ve decided to go for paint, hope it looks great when your all done.

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