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    Question Best place in Austin For Frame Painting

    Looking to paint a new Aluminum Frame-
    Prepped and ready to go- Just looking for reccomendations for Quality work and price- Wanting to do a two color fade- so I don't think powder coating will work

    Suggestions?
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    the BEST local is in Wimberly, Skip Hujsak.
    http://www.hujsak.com/

    I think dewayne got a frame painted in town a while back but I don't remember the details.

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    I went to a place in Round Rock called True Grit. It was inexpensive and after 1.5 years shows it. Of course, I'm not taking as good of care of it as I should. I'm thinking of getting my 835 HT welded and painted at Hujsak (pronounces Hi-sack.)

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    Thanks.. I should've mentioned it is my new Road bike frame and not the XC bike- Right now it is bare Al.
    "Push the Envelope....Ride till you Bleed!"

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    When you say it's prepped I hope you used a aluminum primer?

    A metal primer will not stick well and will make your paint flake
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    Try Dave Sem also, I'll see if I can find the link to his site.

    Edit: Found it

    http://www.semcustompaint.com/
    Where's the Mojo?

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    Try the place Charles uses - they do 2-tone powder. The photo gallery has really nice work.

    http://www.spectrumpowderworks.com/

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    yea
    I was going to say spectrum
    I have an account with them and I can send it in for you...
    they do AWESOME work
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    DO NOT SEND YOUR FRAME TO SPECTRUM. Sorry Charles, but I just waited about 4 months for a frame to be painted. Without a lot of raising hell, it would not be painted now. Not to mention, this was just charcoal grey and the paint chipped from a small tap from the brake lever while in the stand. I know, paint is not indestructible, but that is a bit much to chip in the stand. It is nothing special and it cost $50 to strip the frame and $150 to paint it 1 color. They will tell you that they must blast the frame whether it is stripped or not. It costs more to do a fade, but they can do it. This is not some pulled out of someone else's ass review. This is my personal gig and I would not recommend them to anyone. That said, I would find someone else to paint it besides Spectrum.

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    I wonder if it really sat there that long or that is what dean was telling you..

    I have NEVER had a frame take more than a few weeks....
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    Originally posted by hammerheadbikes
    I wonder if it really sat there that long or that is what dean was telling you..

    I have NEVER had a frame take more than a few weeks....
    Very true. I came close to calling Spectrum myself. I don't know if Steve told you, but my post kept slipping as well when I got the frame back so I called. They said that it should be a 26.8, when in fact it uses a 27.2. The welds made the metal bulge a little from the heat and they never reamed the seat tube. I cleaned them up with a file and a 27.2 works great. I fear that they may lack the attention to detail that most think that they have. That whole deal was a mess. First a misquote, then 4 months for paint, then they put Ionic stickers on it to ship it to me. Not overly happy with them. Pay really close attention to the frames you are getting. Mine really rides nice, but it was not worth all the hassle. Sorry for the rant, back to sabre six's paint post.

    It was all bike related stuff though.

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    Originally posted by loco-gringos
    Very true... It was all bike related stuff though.
    Sounds like a bit of a mess. I ordered a Dean this year and my experience was quite pleasant. Granted, it took them 4 weeks to build the frame from when I ordered it, but I was told to expect 4 to 6 weeks from when I placed the order due to their fragmented production runs - but this was known and expected upfront. I have dealt with them for extra der hangers, and a faulty RockShox SID that had to go back to RS to get fixed (not their fault), and the guys at Dean were awesome to deal with - my interaction with them could not have been better and they went out of their way to help me out with upgraded shipping and quick turnarounds, etc.

    That being said, I hope that your experience was not indicative of changes to their service levels. They have always gone out of their way to help me out, and hope that they continue to do so in the future.
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    Originally posted by kaiser

    That being said, I hope that your experience was not indicative of changes to their service levels. They have always gone out of their way to help me out, and hope that they continue to do so in the future.
    They were actually super cool, but it began to wear thin. The tube deal should have been handled in 2000 when the frame was built. I would have been very angry if it were brand new. They did a nice job fixing the frame. UPS broke it in shipping so off to Dean it went to be repaired. James was always very cool. They did upgrade the shipping to 2nd day air so it only took 4 months and 9 days instead of 4 months and 11 days. I would not actually discount them on a future bike. I really like my soft tail. It is steel and ride nice. It was really all UPSs fault. I blame them. Thanks for helping me decide that. They did foot the bill though so I should just quit bitching. It is over now, and I can just ride.
    Back to Sabre's post.
    By the way, I have seen some nice work from a dude around San Marcos on custom frames. I think that he is the guy they mentioned earlier.

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