“I recently had my aluminum mountain bike frame powdercoated. I plan to have some lettering done on it. What type of paint should the painter use? What would be a good clear spraycoat after the lettering is done? By the way, where can I find a good explanation of the POWDER COATING process.”
“There is a book that is available from us called “Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook”. It costs $75.00 US plus shipping and handling. If you buy it from us we can save you some money ($60.00 US + shipping). This book covers the entire powder coating process and will answer all your questions. I am the book’s Editor and I am very proud of its contents.
Lettering over powder coating can be a problem if you don’t know what powder was used. Compatibility between the powder, the lettering, and clear coat is important for adhesion. Find out what coating was used and contact the local rep from that company for suggestions.”