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I just picked up my first bike. :) It's a 94 Suzuki GSX600F Katana. The only thing I don't like about it is its paint scheme (black and purple) and the wheels (purple). I have a friend that's going to paint the bike for me, but I need to know if anyone knows a local shop that paints or powdercoats wheels. I live in Stafford VA btw. Thanks in advance for the help
 

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If you end up getting them powdercoated, make sure it's low-temp powdercoating. High temp PC can make your wheels brittle. That is B-A-D. Not all shops know this.

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If you end up getting them powdercoated, make sure it's low-temp powdercoating. High temp PC can make your wheels brittle. That is B-A-D. Not all shops know this.

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Thanks. I, and probably most shops, did not know this.
 

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Barry said:
If you end up getting them powdercoated, make sure it's low-temp powdercoating. High temp PC can make your wheels brittle. That is B-A-D. Not all shops know this.

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Meaning that you can't bake the wheels at a high heat or the powder coating can't be a high heat?
 

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Hi temps can make cast wheels brittle. Not all powdercoating shops know this, or accept it as truth. There is a high temp powdercoating process, and a low temp powdercoating process. If you don't see equipment to perform the low temp process at the shop, don't leave your wheels.

I know I would be very, very careful who I would let powdercoat a m/c wheel.

YMMV,
Barry
 

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Another bit of advice, why not leave the paint scheme like it is until its 1st or 2nd drop.
 

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ouch...
 

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But sage advice it is.
 

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I'm just pissed I didn't dish it out.

:rant

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i heard of one shop mentioned on goss's garage this weekend. "ye olde wheel shopppeee" (or something like that); it's somewhere in md.
 

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OK Tom, we are going to keep a running tally. You are at 1. Lets see how many posts are non **** erotic. Denying your homosexual tendencies counts as **** erotic. We really don't care. We accept all kinds around here. Keep up the good work. :thumb
 

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:p i was on a roll. i used to think you guys were over the top with it, but you got me into a mindset of "how can i turn against him as something gay?". i have some pics of some gay dude in spandex on a cbr, from a thread in the grandstands. i'm surprised stillie hasn't posted 'em yet.
 

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Reset to ZERO:(
 

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lol

Back on topic...I found a place in Stafford called Fredericksburg Powdercoating off of Truslow Rd. I'm going to check them out when I get back from NC to see what pricing and workmanship is like.
 
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