Lady Luck: frame and parts get sexy Powder Coating…

Frame and a box of parts to be Powdercoated...

It’s been too long since there have been updates to the Lady Luck builds: Angie’s Honda CB 350, and Ruby’s Honda CL 350.  These bikes are going to be gorgeous, and super fun to ride, when they finally roll out of the garage door and onto the street for the first time…

Everyone is always talking about Powder Coating paint jobs for motorcycle frames and parts.  The durability and fine look offer a quality highly sought after for motorcycle parts.  The problem is, it’s damn expensive!

Powder Coat is different from typical liquid paint.  It is laid on electrostatically as a powder (saw that one coming!), and then “baked” on with heat.  One of the advantages is that it can be laid on thicker than liquid paint, without runs.

Angie’s 1971 CB 350 needed a complete paint overhaul – since the bike was covered in a sheen of rust.  After stripping the parts off the bike, she decided she would take the plunge and get them powder coated.  Searching for a decent price, through other builders and friends was becoming frustrating.  Some places will do the paint for cheap, but they don’t so the sandblasting required to prep the pieces.

All the parts done!

Finally, a guy up right here in Brooklyn was found, and the quote was cheap, including the frame and the box ‘o parts!  Perfect!

Powder Coat Closeup...

Angie got the pieces back in a few days, and the paint job looks grand.  Gone is rust, the age-old look of dilapidated metal.  A fresh lease on life for this vintage Honda.

Something tells me many more parts are going to be getting some powder coating soon…

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