powder coating question

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  1. twister

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    Once a frame is powder coated, can it be stripped, and how easy is it? I have a frame powder coated, and would like to change the color. Thanks for your help, Dave.
     
  2. Starnger

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    You can strip it mechanically, with the wire brush. Prepare for having a lot of nasty smelling polymer dust.
    I am not sure if it can be done chemically, but normal paint striper probably won't work.
     
  3. Captain Awesome

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    Powder coating can be baked off, stripped off chemically using MEK, or taken off manually. Now depending on how good of a PC job it is will affect the outcome.

    http://www.kleanstrip.com/product/m.e.k.-methyl-ethyl-ketone

    I've had a crap PC job that was quite "soft" by PC standards actually media blasted off and it came out stripped just like paint would
     
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  4. twister

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    Thanks for the responses, I’m going to contact the original powder coater and see what they suggest.
     
  5. Dr. Tankenstein

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    If it’s just a color change, powdercoating makes an excellent primer coat


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