Can you powder coat chrome bmx parts

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9/29/2014 8:33 PM

I have chrome forks and bars and i want to change them to a gloss black. I dont know much about powder coating but i know its better than spray painting them. So can you powder coat chrome forks and bars? Its not gonna shrink the dropouts or make the parts easier to break or any weird stuff like that right?



9/29/2014 8:34 PM

i think they need to be bead blasted before you can paint them, but any powdercoating shop should also have a bead blaster


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9/29/2014 9:23 PM

ya they can be sand blasted as theyve done it to a guy at a local parks bike and im proba ly gonna do it to frame/forks but its probably better and cheaper just to buy a new pair of bars/forks


9/30/2014 4:43 AM

Don't ruin chrome... Ever


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9/30/2014 5:17 AM

Yes you can but if the chrome is in poor condition it wont last or protect the chrome from chipping/peeling. So in the end it will look like double shit.


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9/30/2014 7:02 AM

If the chrome is peeling or chipping then the chrome has to be completely stripped off, usually has to be stripped chemically by a chroming shop. If the chrome is still in good shape then a quick sandblast is all you'll need before powder. A 2 coat colour might build up in the drop outs but a quick dremal will take care of that. Most powder cures at 400F for 10mins not hot enough to anneal the steel and jeopardize strength of the heat treatment.


9/30/2014 2:00 PM

Or go 80's style and two tone chrome/powdercoat combo.

That's what i would do anyway haha.