Refurbishment of a Gary Fisher bicycle frame and forks
With a long history of involvement in the leisure sector at Euro Quality Coatings we appreciate the chance to undertake bicycle refurbishment work. This includes chemical stripping of the old paint, chemical pretreatment and polyester powder coating in one of a wide range of colours.
The process is illustrated below on a Gary Fisher frame and forks which was stripped and re-coated in red.
The first step is chemical stripping in a non aggressive benzyl alcohol stripping chemical which normally removes all the old paint but does not damage the frame itself. We can also shotblast if necessary to remove surface rust.
The next step is chemical pre treatment which is a chemically bonded pre-treatment protecting the substrate from future corrosion attack under the powder coated film.
Once the part has been pre treated and dried off it will be masked if required to keep threaded or other appropriate areas free from any coating.
The frame is now ready for powder coating.
At Euro Quality Coatings we have both automatic (high volume) conveyorised powder coating facilities and manual (small batch) facilities. For some thing like a bicycle frame with the requirement for masking, we prefer to powder coat it in the manual spray area. This area utilises manual powder application techniques, a water wash spray booth and box type powder curing oven.
If required for enhanced corrosion protection or aesthetic reasons, we can also apply a suitable powder primer coating prior to the final ‘decorative’ top coat.