Painting the Frame

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Posted April 27, 2002 - 07:41 AM


Has anyone painted their own frame? I painted my KX250 frame black with spraypaint and it came out looking rather good. With my YZ over next winter I want to sandblast the frame and have it painted, I want a really nice job,how much do you think it will run me and should I get it powdercoated or what?

  • thumpsalad

Posted April 27, 2002 - 07:57 AM



I tried to paint mine, but decided that powder-coating was the best option. I went to Embee in Santa Ana, CA.

It was $150 for the frame and sub-frame on my YZ400 and they have about 150 colors to choose from. Team Yamaha takes their frames there, too! I pick mine up on Monday!

  • Hakka

Posted April 27, 2002 - 08:50 AM


On my old XR I tried painting the frame myself, but the paint chipped away easily, I then got it powdercoated which looked great and was very tough. It cost me about $100 Aus, well worth it.


Posted April 27, 2002 - 01:29 PM


Does that price include sanding and prep?

  • #1_Hit-man

Posted April 27, 2002 - 03:33 PM


Just had mine done for $130, thats glass beaded, degreased, powder coated and clear coated. Should hold up nice, it is a silver color with black veins all through it.


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  • thumpsalad

Posted April 27, 2002 - 06:54 PM



The place I took mine to, Embee, does everything to prep it. All I had to do was drop off the frame and sub-frame.


Posted April 28, 2002 - 06:46 AM


YOu think these paintjobs will hold up as good if not better than stock?

  • thumpsalad

Posted April 28, 2002 - 06:50 AM


Powder coating is WAY stronger than paint. It will still chip, but you really have to hammer it compared to factory paint jobs.

  • dhowell

Posted April 29, 2002 - 03:15 AM


Damn! Something else for me to spend money on. Can you guys post some pictures? Would love to see what you have done.

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted April 29, 2002 - 11:46 AM


Hey thump did you have your pipe ceramic coated too? Embee did my pipe, it turned out bitchen. I can't believe how tough that stuff is. I figured it would chip in front where it takes roost, but there isnt a mark on it!

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