Without a finish, metal bikes either rust or corrode. And carbon bikes look like a cold hairless dog shivering next to a Salvation Army bucket, all pitiful and stuff. Both paint (we often refer to it as “wet coat”) and powder coat are outstanding, but depending on your needs and ideas, each has advantages.
WHY CHOOSE POWDER COAT?
If a bike is metal, powder coating can be a fantastic way to go. Powder coat is first applied as a free-flowing, electrostatic dry powder that is sprayed on to a metal surface and adheres in this state by way of a charge running through whatever object is being coated. Once applied, this powder is then baked in a very expensive industrial oven thingamajigger and transforms from powder to highly durable finish. Glossy, matte, flat, it can all be done. We even have a proprietary process that allows us to use powder coat in intricate ways, for such things as logos and other details. Powder coating is a bit more affordable than wet coat and can also be applied thicker than paint. For more durability.
WHY CHOOSE WET COAT?
But then there’s paint. Oh, the wet coat. For many applications, nothing can touch it. It’s the king to the powder coat’s king in waiting. If it’s done right. Which we strive to do with every job. Oh, and wet coat is also the only option for objects other than metal, such as carbon. Or your kitten. But don’t paint your kitten. That was just an example.
Wet Coat? Powder Coat? Bike Maker? Bike Geek? Give us a holler.