- Essex UK
Not that tall scruffy bloke operating out of tin sheds,he chromed my side stand while I waited in 1982! He was out of the ark even then.I never thought it was as hard as people make out.
I had lots of frames stoved pre about 1982 ish. There was a few stovers in the road of industrial
units near me. If I got the frame in before 9am I got it back- still warm- that afternoon.
It was nothing like the paint on old bsa frames, I often found the 20 year old paint was worn
through in places, but didn't come off.
I went over to painting frames with Gypfast in the early 80's.
I delivered some paint to a stovers in ~1998, so some one was still stoving then; they were
in Pease Pottage. I think that's where I saw the automatic airless blasting thing.
I gather Ivan Rhodes does powder coating, and probably does it right.
I'd be doing the prep work on it no matter what finish is used in the end. Mainly because I'd want to be certain what was done.I have painted and coated badly pitted forks and frames.
Easy enough job but time consuming.
I would expect someone, to want a lot to do it or not want to do it.
When I had frames stoved, they only got stoved if they didn't need any work, I
wet painted them if I was going to have to do anything.
The temp they stoved at was around 120C?
I had a nylon coated frame. It's fine on my neighbors kitchen stools but it wasn't a good coating for a bike frame.
Your talking about Denne plating by the black swan pub.Not that tall scruffy bloke operating out of tin sheds,he chromed my side stand while I waited in 1982! He was out of the ark even then.
This may helpHi all........What's the difference (The materials & Process) between Stove enameling and Powdercoating ?