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    Clear coat after powder coat?

    I'm having an old frame powder coated as part of a city bike build. Does/has anyone put a clear coat on after a powder coat to improve durability? If it really helps, I'll have it done. If not, I'll save the $.

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    powdercoat is prob more durable than clear
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    What Fred said. Save your $$$ for some bike parts.
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    no need
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    Thanks! Parts it will be.

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    The clearcoat makes the powdercoat look much deeper and makes it a much nicer finish. However, as mentioned, it is less durable than the more durable powdercoats.

    I say "durable powdercoats" because they vary hugely in their durability and even their ability to handle outdoor conditions. Some powdercoats such as hammertones take anything you can throw at them, including chains and lamp posts and worse. Some of the pearls and iridescents are more fragile, and some are downright fragile and scrape so easily they are only really made for things like indoor furniture. Talk to a good powdercoat shop and they should be willing to tell you which ones are better or worse.

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    The shop that is doing the job does commercial tractor parts. Should be GTG.

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