I have been asked that and heard that alot.. I will tell you (probably shouldnt...lol) that I have a few times. Not alot, but will also say that doing a little experimenting myself, when this happened (it was on a practice piece anyway) I decided to see what would happen if I wet sanded and buffed as done with conventional paint... Very successfull to my surprise.. Got rid of all orange peel, and shined like you wouldnt believe...wjjeeper said:I've been told that tins that are powdercoated tend to orange peel.
ughhh i just went through this.gettingreasy said:I need to get my sheetmetal for my shovel done, how does powdercoat hold up with ocassional gas spillage? My local coater has some cool colors(some are metallics)and I could get it done super cheap. Ani input?
AMEN !!!todd said:ughhh i just went through this.
had a frame with rear fender welded to frame. i wanted to powder coat the frame a nice gloss black and then have the oil tank and gas tank painted.
the powdercoater said he would mold and prep accordingly.
the sheetmetal came back great. rich deep color, all glossy wet looking
the powdered frame with fender sucked!!!!!!!!!! (no pics)
the fender orange peeled BIG TIME and shitty prep on where the fender joined the frame. and when compared to the sheetmetal that gloss black looked like shit. maybe it was that particular powdercoater, but i dont care. im having the frame/fender painted now.
I WILL NEVER POWDERCOAT ANOTHER BIKE.............. EVER.
there is no comparison.
a PAINTED frame and sheetmetal looks far superior to powder at least any powder ive seen up close and in person.
Paint rules powder is for lawn furniture.
but you do what you like