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    New question here. Frame painting question

    I just had my Jamis Dakota XC (Reynolds 631) powder coated. The guy did not paint the edges of the head tube nor the bottom bracket shell. Is this typical? I'm not getting them faced. I know the headset and bottom bracket will cover these but I still worry they need protection, especially the bb shell. Are these ok to leave exposed or do I put oil on them to protect them (and attract dirt?) or something else? The edge of the seat tube was painted.

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    You want those areas square, not covered in uneven paint. They should be faced, but if you don't I assume you will be using grease or anti-seize on the BB threads which will squeeze out and get on the ends too.

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    Not coating the BB sounds like he knew what he was doing. It's really hard to get powder coating off of a threaded surface. Good luck
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    Yeah he did his job

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