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Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
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Currently I'm working on a build to get an 86' Trek back into shape as a proper road bike. I'm trying to do this on the cheap, so Heritage's $100 frame/fork powder coat is looking pretty attractive.…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by MLK Jan 22.

 

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MLK replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Update: about 2 weeks ago, I called Heritage and asked about powdercoating a frame and fork that I'd disassemble myself. They quoted me about 3-4 weeks, but when I told them that I kind of needed it in less than 2, they were ultra-friendly and…"
Jan 22
notoriousDUG replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Ben has, I believe, moved on to being a team mechanic and is no longer there. "
Jan 7
Yasmeen replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"I don't know about the powdercoat but I will definitely vouch for their head mechanic. He did a lot of work on the Rivendell I used to own and it was in "new" shape when I sold it. I changed a few things around and he was so careful…"
Jan 7
MLK replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Oof. Well, I appreciate the responses ! Not a hundred percent sure I'll let my pup go to these guys, but..will post a review if I do!"
Jan 7
zmp replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Yeah I'm done replying to you Michael. Of course I tried to remove it. Using pretty much every method. I gave up on the post and threw it in the vice and its definitely bonded to the frame. After a bit I quit torquing on it since I didn't…"
Jan 7
Michael A replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"I am sorry if I came across sounding critical, For $100 including materials I would not expect ANY prep work other then what is needed to make the powder coating adhere... Media blasting a frame properly takes about 1 hour, and powder coating has to…"
Jan 7
notoriousDUG replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"They dented a friend of mines frame and didn't do much for him as compensation. But they are cheap; so there is that."
Jan 7
zmp replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"I wouldn't have minded prepping the frame myself, but I assumed that would be the painters job. When handing them the frame it would have been nice if their mechanic would have noticed it hadn't been prepped and asked me to do so.…"
Jan 7
MLK replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Cool, that's kinda what I was thinking/going for. And I'll actually be disassembling at a shop, so I should be on the prep in. Thanks for your input!"
Jan 7
Michael A replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"any decent bike shop would be able to prep the frame for you, I just had a professional repaint of one of my bikes by a top notch painter and it still needed all the threads to be chased, and the seat tube smoothed. I treated it like I would any new…"
Jan 7
MLK replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Sort of what I figured, but still makes me wonder why no one painting that pup thought to remove it? In any event, I'm probably only going thru with the powder coat if I can have a plan b for a worst-case scenario, and a razor blade sounds like…"
Jan 7
Michael A replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"sounds like he left the seat post, and seat post pin in the frame and is mad because they did not remove them before powder coating... even if this is the case, a sharp razor blade will cut the coating and you can pull out the post and screw, and…"
Jan 7
MLK replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Hm, that doesn't sound so good. How did you seat post get stuck? Were they supposed to disassemble your bike and just.. Didn't? As far as the paint proper, did they lay it on too thick, or was your biggest issue the seat post?"
Jan 7
zmp replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"Well considering I'll never be able to adjust the seat height I'd consider the frame ruined. It's certainly of no value to anyone other than myself at this point. "
Jan 7
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to zmp's discussion Has anyone gone with Heritage Bicycles for powder coating?
"This is a new definition of "absolutely ruined" for me.  It sounds like the frame was not permanently damaged and simply needed more prep work before building up than you had expected.  When getting a frame…"
Jan 7
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