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Anybody have recommendations for places to get a frame powder coated or painted? I've done some searching and can't seem to find many places.

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UV Metal Arts does a great job. And he's a chainlink member. He's not the cheapest, but he is the best.
If you're referring to Chester Cycles in Libertyville, I believe they've stopped painting.

M.A.R.K. said:

There is Chester Cycles too.. Just throwing it out there.

 

Are you looking for Earl Sheib just to get the job done, or something really serious?

 

If serious work, I would also throw UV in the ring.. From what I have seen, Yuval does fantastic work. I like his fades from one color to another. I am a huge fan of schemes like that.

I'm just looking for a cheap, simple paint job. As long as it doesn't look like garbage in two years I'll be happy. 

M.A.R.K. said:

There is Chester Cycles too.. Just throwing it out there.

 

Are you looking for Earl Sheib just to get the job done, or something really serious?

 

If serious work, I would also throw UV in the ring.. From what I have seen, Yuval does fantastic work. I like his fades from one color to another. I am a huge fan of schemes like that.

Try S&B Finishing Co.

on Sacremento and Franklin Ave.

Just south of Humboldt park.

They have done  dozens of finish jobs for me.

starting at $90 for bike powdercoating ( cost depends on color)

Ask for Uju . 

They are always willing to deal, so dont be afraid to ask.....if you are on a budget.

PeteM

Sorry. I didn't know that Duane had relocated and opened up again. Glad to hear he's back.
Am I correct in assuming that he's not a very cheap option?

Michael Brosilow said:
Duane Waller of Chester Cycles is most certainly painting frames. He is on NW side of Chicago now. I just got back a frame he did for me. There is nobody that comes close to his work in this area.
Urban powdercoat, $120 for frame and fork. They are a 2 man show and have a turnover of 3 to 7 days. I have used them for a few frames and it is good work for the price.
Do you have any contact information for them? All I could find was a facebook page, no phone number or website.

Joe Willis said:
Urban powdercoat, $120 for frame and fork. They are a 2 man show and have a turnover of 3 to 7 days. I have used them for a few frames and it is good work for the price.
From the people I've talked to so far it seems as if most companies have a minimum charge between 150 and 175. So I doubt you'll be able to find anyone willing to do it for less than a new rack.

kiltedcelt said:
I don't want to hijack but I am interested in getting something powdercoated too. I don't need a whole frame done, just a bike rack. Thing is though, the rack only cost $35, and I've already spent $12 on some Chassis/Rollbar epoxy spray paint that is already flaking/chipping off. Might be coming off because I sprayed over an existing factory powder coat job though. Is this something I could get done for a few bucks or is it likely to cost as much or more than what I paid for the rack?
The face book page is the only "site" they have. I am picking up a frame and fork from them Tuesday/Wednesday and I can ask them what they will charge you. PM me your email and I will send all the contact information and some pictures of the stuff I had done.

Matthew Swartwout said:
Do you have any contact information for them? All I could find was a facebook page, no phone number or website.

Joe Willis said:
Urban powdercoat, $120 for frame and fork. They are a 2 man show and have a turnover of 3 to 7 days. I have used them for a few frames and it is good work for the price.

Many of the local places won't do jobs this small. The best way is to work through a shop who has an account with a local powder coater (there are several) and have it tossed in with their usual frame run. To keep the pricing even lower, have it shot with the same powder as a frame that's part of the run.

 

But it won't be a few bucks -- I've been charged between $20 and $35 for racks (including stripping/prep), never as much as the $150 quoted.

Matthew Swartwout said:

From the people I've talked to so far it seems as if most companies have a minimum charge between 150 and 175. So I doubt you'll be able to find anyone willing to do it for less than a new rack.

kiltedcelt said:
I don't want to hijack but I am interested in getting something powdercoated too. I don't need a whole frame done, just a bike rack. Thing is though, the rack only cost $35, and I've already spent $12 on some Chassis/Rollbar epoxy spray paint that is already flaking/chipping off. Might be coming off because I sprayed over an existing factory powder coat job though. Is this something I could get done for a few bucks or is it likely to cost as much or more than what I paid for the rack?
I wonder what the powdercoating price scaling is for design intricacy.

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