Paint/Powder finish for 1927 Frame?

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moriniboy
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Paint/Powder finish for 1927 Frame?

Unread post by moriniboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:12 pm

Im restoring a 1927 Norton 18 and am pondering how to get the (lugged) frame finished.
Ive been told the plastic nature of powder-coating can cover frame cracking, but my powder-coater scoffed at this when i mentioned it. Could the heat of the oens even damage the frame construction?
Any advice welcomed
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Re: Paint/Powder finish for 1927 Frame?

Unread post by DAM » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:13 pm

I have had quite a few frames powder coated over the years with no problems.

Powder coating ovens only reach around 200 deg C so wont have any effect on the brazed lugs, (brazing temp is 593 deg C)

With modern powder coating you can use it as a base and paint over it, I did all the black parts on a Triumph Bonneville for a friend, going over the powder coat with polyurethane.

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Re: Paint/Powder finish for 1927 Frame?

Unread post by srob » Mon May 13, 2013 10:45 am

My old man's restoring a '28 Royal Enfield v-twin and has brush painted the frame and forks. It's a ball-ache and time consuming but the finish he's got is amazing.

He reckons it's immensly satisfying, too :)

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Re: Paint/Powder finish for 1927 Frame?

Unread post by Ruud109 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:11 pm

I am contemplating thesame for my 1930 Terrot restoration. But for me it's more the questions, what looks the nicest on a 1930s bike? They didn't have powdercoating in the 30s obviously therefore I am leaning towards painting. However most people seem to prefer powdercoating somehow on their restoration?

Any suggestions appreciated.


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Re: Paint/Powder finish for 1927 Frame?

Unread post by Ruud109 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:11 pm

I am contemplating thesame for my 1930 Terrot restoration. But for me it's more the questions, what looks the nicest on a 1930s bike? They didn't have powdercoating in the 30s obviously therefore I am leaning towards painting. However most people seem to prefer powdercoating somehow on their restoration?

Any suggestions appreciated.


Ruud

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