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    Painting my Monkey

    Okay, I'm getting tired of that green on my KM and looking to go with a different color (maybe brown). Does anyone have any experience with this? I'm hoping not to have to send it back to Surly but I know with my other bike it would void the warranty if someone else painted it.

    Also, does anyone have any idea how much they cost?

    Thanks

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    I am pretty sure Surly will not paint it for you. If you are looking for a high quality job look into Vicious Cycles. I have seen quite a few of their custom jobs and they are amazing. Otherwise I am sure your local shop could advise you.

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    If you just want a simple color, call up you local powder coater, though you may have to strip the paint your self. good luck

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    wow

    What manufacturer says the warranty is void?

    I can see them not liking various types of media blasting because it stresses certain materials (never sand blast aluminum for example). But the paint its self should not weaken a frame...but manufacturers can limit their warrantys any way they want I guess.

    Surlys are built like a brick outhouse. I think as long as you have someone who is experienced with stripping bicycles, you will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    What manufacturer says the warranty is void?
    Thanks for all the responses, I had a TREK Carbon frame I was thinking about repainting a while back. I inquired about it and was told I had to get it painted through TREK if I wanted to keep my warranty, they charged like $400 or so..........I chose not to paint it.

    Now that I know this I will check with the local shops around there, thanks again

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    Powder coat

    Your frame is powder coated so when you have it refinished they will first have to "burn" off the old coat. I couldn't deal with the purple color they put on the Pugsleys so I hade my frame refinished and it cost around $160(frame and fork). This included both the removal and application of the powder coating and it came out really good.
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