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Offline burchy75

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Removing powder coat - best options
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:26:56 PM »
My K1 frame is currently powder coated but I'm not overly happy with the quality.  I inherited it when I bought the basket case itself but they didn't cover off threads and things like that and the general appearance of it is a bit naff.

Now I've got a load of frame mods to do for my CR build so it's going to have to be stripped at some point and I wanted to get an idea on what the best options are.  I've heard using strippers, is  the best way to go (pardon the expression ;), ones specifically that have methanol or something in them, although this could be complete BS.  I did use paint stripper when I was attacking the K3 yoke I have here but that took forever to get the powder coat off.  Obviously sandblasting is probably the way to go but just interested if anyone had any pearls of wisdom.

I also wanted to ask about the inside of the frame itself as I noticed when I moved it there sounded like bits moving around in there. I know they are getting on a bit but is there any way of making sure that the metal is treated inside against corrosion prior to getting the exterior powder coated?

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 07:52:28 PM »
The lose stuff inside the frame will be grit from when it was blasted the first time pre powder.
What are you intending to do if you can remove the powder ? If you are going to powder it again it just needs rubbing down with a scotch pad.

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 09:22:16 PM »
FFS.   Loose (rhymes with goose).  Lose (rhymes with booze)  Didn't you read Janet and John books?
Why did I get rid of that one

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 09:48:56 PM »
FFS.   Loose (rhymes with goose).  Lose (rhymes with booze)  Didn't you read Janet and John books?


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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 10:21:57 PM »
FFS.   Loose (rhymes with goose).  Lose (rhymes with booze)  Didn't you read Janet and John books?

That's they way we spell it in England and I build engines, not write dictionary  ;) ;D ;D

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 12:01:58 AM »
I can be removed chemically. My  mate bought a 25l drum of some nasty stuff and dunked some PC alloy wheels in it and the PC literally fell off.
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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 07:31:03 AM »
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   That's they way we spell it in England
Yeah right. 

I read a sample of a book on Amazon about driving instruction.  I refused to buy it because of the misspelling.
Lever spelt Leaver,  mixing up to and too.  Whatever happened to proofreading?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 07:34:42 AM by mike the bike »
Why did I get rid of that one

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 09:48:33 PM »
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   That's they way we spell it in England
Yeah right. 

I read a sample of a book on Amazon about driving instruction.  I refused to buy it because of the misspelling.
Lever spelt Leaver,  mixing up to and too.  Whatever happened to proofreading?

I don't remember wrighting that book  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 08:14:51 AM »
I give up
Why did I get rid of that one

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 09:22:26 AM »
... a Bookwright...! Liike a shipwright! Crafty... :o
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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 04:19:56 PM »
Noah's surname was Arkwright.
Why did I get rid of that one

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 09:11:32 PM »
Meanwhile back to normality  ;D

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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 09:52:43 PM »
reminds me of a guy on the bandit forum who was seriously grammatically challenged and other posters constantly ribbed him for it. but when you saw his awesome fabrication work on a fighter he was building, his abyssmal spelling was irrelevant. anyway, back to the subject, i have two powder coated frames which will be left with my powder coater to deal with. he blasts everything first and then coats it proper like...
versys 650
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honda britain project
phil read rep project
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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 07:37:38 AM »
i understood the typo/spelling mistake..this isnt a spelling forum.
the thing is not everyone and i definately put myself in this bracket is not great at spelling and grammer so for me if you can decifer it all is good...
i do alot of work at the Helen Arekell dyslexia centre...and often speak to the great staff and they always say the worst thing for the kids (and some adults of course) is to keep having someone ridicule them and correcting them..
so sometimes you need to let it go...
some people are good at spelling.
others excell at IT
or they are good at art
definately a few really talented engine builders on here and nurses
infact everyone is good at somthing.
we dont all have to be 100% with spelling and its unfair to expect it..
lester piglet (What happend to him he used to always post but has slipped away) picked me up one day on when i typed brought and not bought..
that pissed me off...to be told off on a public forum ive always struggled with spelling and at 44 i am over it..and what did he know about my short falls..i couldve got in an argument about it then but i let it go...
as stated above this isnt a spelling forum...

ok over to the english police, pick the bones out of that. it doesnt help at the moment i have to type all of this on a small phone with big thumbs..
any direct criticism please keep it to yourself i really couldnt care.


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Re: Removing powder coat - best options
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 10:37:57 AM »

Personally when it comes to powder coating,  I just get it blasted first and powdered all at the same place, my only issue is powder can be quite thick so personally it needs taking down to bare metal in my opinion, job done and saves nasty chemicals.

My last frame I actually had painted with great results!