Bike frame Painting service
Refresh your trusty frame with a new paint job. Heritage can powder coat your steel or alloy frame and fork, breathing new life into an old friend, and offering some corrosion protection to boot. We can paint accessorie or components to match as well (call or email for a quote). We use top quality powder coats for peak durability and low environmental impact. We can disassemble and reassemble your bike for an additional $99, and we perform a full tune-up after assembly.
Paint and Powder Coat F.A.Q:
How long does it take to get my frame back after I drop it off?
Turn-around time is 4 to 6 weeks for painting.
Do I need an appointment to drop off my bike?
Not at all! Come by the main shop during normal bike room hours (10am to 7pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm weekends during the winter) and our skilled staff will help you pick out a color from our stack of samples, and get the painting process rolling.
Is the existing paint removed from the frame, fork, and other parts?
Frames and parts are media blasted before paint. No need to strip the paint on your own. The media blasting process is gentle, so your frame is not damaged.
Do you paint carbon frames?
Short answer: no. Even if raw carbon is used, the oven baking process needed to cure the spray powder coat would weaken the glue holding the resin together. But still, all steel and aluminum frames, forks, and accessories are welcome!
Can you paint a frame multiple colors?
You choose the paint color for every bit, but we can only spray one paint color per part. So if you want your frame to be blue and the fork to be white, we can do that! But unfortunately, we can't do blue and white on the frame together. We have plenty of colors to choose from to make your bike stand out.
The whole bicycle is media blasted to prep for an even coat, so the only thing that will remain on the frame after blasting are the metal bits. Chrome plating, decals, and pre-existing paint will be gone. Masking them is not an option, due to the nature of the spray powder process.
Will you media blast a frame to prep it for another painter?
Yes! No problem! Media blasting is $60, and also takes 2 to 4 weeks.
Do you apply decals?
We can and do. We are not able to have them put under clear coat due to the nature of the spray powder process, but the best way to go about this is for you to source decals, and apply them yourself. High-quality vinyl decals can have a very long life on a powder coat. We will apply simple vinyl decals for $20. Wet transfer decal application is $50 for a pair. We can print custom vinyl decals as well, which start at $50 for art, printing, and application.
Do you paint wheels or rims?
Unfortunately, at this time, we do not paint rims or wheels, no matter the material.
Will you paint my tandem/trikes/go kart/golf ball washer?
As long as it's steel or aluminum, we can probably paint it. Tandems are usually $150 for a frame and fork, trikes and other large items we have to quote on a case-by-case basis. Call the shop or swing by with your item and we can give you an assessment and quote.