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    Cool-blue Rhythm Color ideas for a new powdercoat on my '08 Nomad

    Hey peeps -

    So here's my '08 Nomad that I have been using and abusing -

    Color ideas for a new powdercoat on my '08 Nomad-%24t2ec16f-zoe9s5nc3o-bqeeipgfcw%7E%7E60_57.jpg

    Frame has a fair amount of scratches on it and a local powder coating spot sand blasts and powder coats for a reasonable price.

    Now the question - in regards to just the frame + rear triangle (maybe), what are some rad color ideas??

    Was thinking a light blue or purple would be cool, or a dark green.

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    Petty Blue. Are you going to put some Santa Cruz logos back on?
    NTFTC

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    Yes I will pick up a new set of decals from the factory here in SC. Good suggestion on the petty blue!

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    Anti-freeze green. Amazing in the sun, here it is on my 87' Pro Compe...
    1987 Dyno Pro Compe - BMXmuseum.com

    I had the powder done by C4 Labs. They specialize in bikes, a little more expensive but look at their results! C4 Labs Custom Powdercoating In the old school BMX collectors world C4 Labs is top notch!

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    AFAIK you don't sandblast any bike frame. You can safely chemically remove powdercoat from aluminum frames... can that actually be done with carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    AFAIK you don't sandblast any bike frame. You can safely chemically remove powdercoat from aluminum frames... can that actually be done with carbon?
    This place sandblasts aluminum bike frames regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythosman View Post
    This place sandblasts aluminum bike frames regularly.
    I suppose they may be using a soft media such as low durometer nylon beads or walnut shells. But, yes, I am quite sure that actual sand would be a very bad idea on aluminum or carbon bicycle frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythosman View Post
    This place sandblasts aluminum bike frames regularly.
    I've had all the bike frames I've had PC'd "sand blasted" - both steel and AL. I didn't check what media they were using, but these places mostly deal with burly industrial items so I suspect it wasn't something "gentle".
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    Well, if you haven't busted any of those bikes in half, that probably means they know what they're doing at least.

    The reason I am suspicious is because your average aluminum MTB tube is going to be 0.020" - 0.030" thick. That's a 1/50th of an inch, or roughly as thick as the sides of 4 beer cans.

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