Irish Chris wrote:
> Hmmm, powder coating you say?
Yes, a very durable finish.
> Having read, in previous posts, the colour options with powder coating may be limited, I was
> curious to know quite how limited that might be?
You will be able to get a good range of standard plain colours. It will depend on the size of the
company and perhaps what their more usual business is. eg a company that specialises in painting
garden gates may not have pink.
You may also find metallics available which can be quite classy. Fades and special effects are
unlikely. If you require those, stove enamelling is best.
> Additionally, could anyone suggest, roughly, how much powder coating is likely to cost? I always
> like to have some idea of the prices for such matters so I don't just go and get ripped off
Aim for around £30 squids for blasting and coating, maybe a little more, but remember bike frames
may be considered unusual business. VAT will be added.
> Seeing as I'm showing my utter ignorance on this, I shall continue in a similar vein. Where would
> one get powder coating done? I don't imagine one may just open the 'Yellow Pages' and look under
> Powder Coaters
Thats exactly what you should look under. You will find several I'm sure. Ring around a few.
> Lastly (you'll be pleased to read), would anyone have any idea where it is possible to get decals
> made for one's bicycle?
There are several specialists for cycle decals. You could try:
> Is it possible to get such items at most sign makers or am I being stupid again?
Almost any sign manufacturer that deals in custom vinyl cutting should also be able to help you.
Again look under Sign Makers in Yellow Pages, etc. You would need to supply a design or they will
produce one for you. You should be able to choose fonts and colour.
You may be charged per letter but ask for a quote.
Vinyl decals have the advantage of not requiring a laquer over them.
> Thanks in advance to anyone who can help and my apologies for wittering on so very much.