PowderCoating Frame - Harley Davidson Forums

Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Tech & Mechanical Forum > Powdercoat & Paint
Log In 


Powdercoat & Paint A place to discuss everything about powder coat and paint for your Harley.

PowderCoating Frame

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-28-2008, 02:15 PM
Sublime1's Avatar
Sublime1 Sublime1 is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: May 2008
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 208
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Sublime1
Default PowderCoating Frame

Anyone ever stripped a Fatboy, Heritage or other FL softail down to Frame for paint /pc ?



I found a guy in the area where I am moving who can Powdercoat or Paint my frame pretty much any hue I want, for under $600.00.

I was considering having the Swingarm chromed while it's apart.


My only worry is that I won't be able to full strip the bike as a DIY.


Has anyone had experience stripping down to bare frame on a modern FL and if so, is there anything particularly daunting about it ? I'd ideally like to disassemble, have it painted, and reassemble myself.
__________________
We are what we continually do, Excellence then, is not an act, but a Habit. - Aristotle
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-16-2011, 07:07 AM
handyhoward's Avatar
handyhoward handyhoward is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
Posts: 1,049
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Take pics, notes, label items especially wires as you go... it's not a difficult task. It's remembering the process and reversing the steps that is hardest part. I have done it three times in recent years with no leftover parts... used to have leftovers before the era of digital cameras.
__________________
HANDY
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-20-2011, 02:30 AM
blackhog5150 blackhog5150 is offline
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ventura, Ca
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thats WAY too much to powdercoat a frame!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-20-2011, 11:26 AM
JRK5892's Avatar
JRK5892 JRK5892 is offline
Sponsor
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs (Elgin/Schaumburg)
Posts: 19,480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Powder-Pro-Custom-Powdercoating/24
Default

makes a huge dif to powder a frame! we coat them all the time and i tear almost all my bikes down for powder on the frame, diff is night and day
__________________
The Powder Pro
*street bob 100% powdercoating, 0 paint*
http://i47.tinypic.com/r8xk6t.jpg
www.thepowderpro.com
Joe Knapp, Chicago IL
Custom powdercoating work, fork bag stereo's, and much more

95", Welded & trued crank, lefty bearing, Heads by WFOLarry, andrews 37 cams, Andrew's 30T power pulley, 70t rear pulley, barnett clutch spring, tapered pushrods, flat top pistons, 25* injectors, Ported and polished throttle body, lockhart oil cooler, storz steering damper: 98HP and 103TQ
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-05-2011, 09:37 PM
WhiteGoldSG's Avatar
WhiteGoldSG WhiteGoldSG is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,017
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackhog5150 View Post
Thats WAY too much to powdercoat a frame!
What are th typical prices you see? I am looking into doing this now and Sumax gets over $1000 to do an FLH frame, not including the shipping!! Unfortunatley, I dont have to many local places in Jersey that do it.
__________________
2008 Pearl white SG, SE120R w/ CMP turbo, S&S roller rockers,Dan Thayer/R&R pump/plate, Thunder max, 26" MAD Haiwan wheel,HHI 7/9 shortneck rake, front/rear airFX quick air, color matched frame, SBD long baller ***, custom BCool fender, PYO extended tank,custom chippoed fairing, Hertz SPL/JL stereo LOTS of CHROME!!!
2011 ice white pearl RG, money maker rear, Kewlmetal 40deg bolt on rake, 26" mad inflictor wheel, airFX, big Hertz SPL/JL stereo LOTS of BLACK
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-09-2011, 08:52 AM
Indy Cruiser Indy Cruiser is offline
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I had inquired about having my heritage frame re-powdercoated. I was told by the powdercoater, the best way to remove the old powdercoat is to burn it off. However if you rough up the powdercoat with 400+ sandpaper you can paint over it with excellent results. The powdercoater said he often powdercoats new tanks, before painters custom paint them, to prevent future rust. Had my frame painted ($150) and it looks great!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-09-2011, 09:35 AM
JRK5892's Avatar
JRK5892 JRK5892 is offline
Sponsor
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs (Elgin/Schaumburg)
Posts: 19,480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Powder-Pro-Custom-Powdercoating/24
Default

typically we are around 300 for a single shot frame and 75 for the swing arm on a harley
__________________
The Powder Pro
*street bob 100% powdercoating, 0 paint*
http://i47.tinypic.com/r8xk6t.jpg
www.thepowderpro.com
Joe Knapp, Chicago IL
Custom powdercoating work, fork bag stereo's, and much more

95", Welded & trued crank, lefty bearing, Heads by WFOLarry, andrews 37 cams, Andrew's 30T power pulley, 70t rear pulley, barnett clutch spring, tapered pushrods, flat top pistons, 25* injectors, Ported and polished throttle body, lockhart oil cooler, storz steering damper: 98HP and 103TQ
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-26-2011, 08:01 PM
gbody805's Avatar
gbody805 gbody805 is offline
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm waiting for my frame now.
Local shop here in MI. $175 for powder, $100 for the media blast to prep frame.

This was my first try at a total tear down.
A manual and a camera are going to be your best friends for this.

Only thing that comes to mind is the neck lock. The set screw is under a lead plug.
Heat the area untill the lead runs and then keep it hot untill the screw is all the way out.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-26-2011, 08:56 PM
MCSarge's Avatar
MCSarge MCSarge is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,111
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am being charged 170.00 for the frame, swingarm, rear brake bracket, the two chrome frame covers for the struts on the back of the frame and the rear belt pulley. They are going to be black and silver flake powder coat.

They are doing the thunderheader and three covers for 110.00 in high temp black. This is a shop in MI that has done most of my powder work on a couple of my bikes.
__________________
Sarge
USMC 1980-90

C:\Documents and Settings\S Sanford\Desktop\Night
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
P
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wide Glide Plate and Signal Relocation HDdanv Dyna Parts 1 07-19-2016 10:41 AM
new member here....needs parts sstevenson1969 Sportster Models 2 07-11-2016 07:34 PM
Welding alandchris General Topics/Tech Tips 11 02-15-2016 09:32 AM
dupont imron hardheaded Powdercoat & Paint 0 08-30-2014 09:03 AM
Anyone stripped Springer front shock? XBones09 Frame/Suspension/Front End/Brakes 1 01-03-2013 06:11 PM


Tags
coat, coating, cost, frame, harley, hd, lock, neck, paint, powder, remove, rod, rusted, screw, set

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:16 PM.