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    Masking of a spot and rear tri for powder

    Last year I found a little crack in my frame when I got it chem stripped for a new paintjob... Since I'm in europe sending it to turner for a fix and a refurb was to damn expensive.

    In the meantime I got it welded at a specialist and reheattreated... Done perfectly.

    But one thing I wanted since the beginning was a repowdercoat... Sturdy, classy and standard on a turner! But now I have to bring it to the bikepowderplace and I need to tell them what places to mask of... I mailled Greg at turner a while ago but got no answer yet.

    So I'm asking the homers!

    The inside and flat bits for the bushings is normal but the little edge that the quad seal sits on does that need to be masked?
    On the rear tri the inside of the horst fork, do I need to keep paint of that? Or will the seatstays fit with the extra paint?
    The chainstays piece of the chainstays?
    Any other places? I was thinking BB and headtube top and bottom since I don't have cutting tools for the refinish...

    Thx in advance,
    bettes

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    Mask everything you mentioned!
    When I had my RFX re-coated I sent it to a well known shop who specializes in bicycles, and who has done many a Turner before mine. Even though I discussed masking with them, they failed to mask the bushing/face surfaces. Reassembly was impossible with a few mm of cured powder on each surface. It took a long time to clean up the frame enough to rebuild.

    IMO, mask every pivot bushing surface inner and outer, HT, BB and disc brake tabs.
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    Go one step further that taping. 1st take a sharpie & mark every area that needs to be taped / plugged. What I mean is basically draw circles around BB, headtube, pivot locations, shock mounting tabs, seattube, then, if they do not have plugs, tape the areas, but take pictures of the frame before sharpie, after sharpie & after tape & give a set to the PC guy, just in case one or two come off during stripping. Of course, all of this can be avoided by sending the frame to Olympic PC in Santa Ana, or Spectrum PC in OR, as both have very extensive knowledge of how to prep high end bikes.

    Good luck!

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    The sharpie idea is great, i'll do that. I wish I lived in the states for this one. I'd send it to turner for a full refurb but the shipping alone would cost me an arm and a leg... So locally in europe it had to be. Found a coater that is used to bikes (although mostly roadbikes).

    I want to prevent a glow in the dark spot episode!

    Still my question about the little edges hasn't been answered. Do i need to tape the little edge that the quad seal sits on?

    thanks for the input!
    bettes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettes
    The sharpie idea is great, i'll do that. I wish I lived in the states for this one. I'd send it to turner for a full refurb but the shipping alone would cost me an arm and a leg... So locally in europe it had to be. Found a coater that is used to bikes (although mostly roadbikes).

    I want to prevent a glow in the dark spot episode!

    Still my question about the little edges hasn't been answered. Do i need to tape the little edge that the quad seal sits on?

    thanks for the input!
    bettes

    Quad seal? If you are talking about where the rear slips over the small bushings on the rear, by the axle area, then yes, tape that off (inside the forked area). Anywhere where bushings insert or face needs to be raw, unpainted.

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    Ok, I used my awesome PS skillz to make it a little more clear....

    I mean the little bezzle that the arrow is pointing at. It is present at all three big pivots.


    I don't think it is easy to mask and I think it was painted on my spot before I had it stripped...

    Greetz
    bettes

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