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I just wire brushed all the paint off of my first warrior and am taking it and a tomahawk to be powder coated next week.

Hopefully I'll have them both back together by March. I just need to decide the colors!
 
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Not sure I like all of the welds the guy did who built it, I loved the white one on here that had added the gussets on the front axles and the struts to the rear. Might look at adding while no paint.
 
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That is a pic of the first warrior I built that I just stripped to powder coat.

It was off white automotive paint, but just didn't hold up well. I do custom airbrushing and even though I cleaned, prepped and primed the steel it never really was very durable So its off to the powder coater next week

Like I said i do custom airbrushing, not welding. The next three I built were better, but this warrior has about 250 miles, and so far so good.
 
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That was the 2nd warrior I made, I used 1" square tube, I originally purchased for the upright on the back of the seat. I instead liked how the 1.5" looked as it matched the rest of the frame, and used the 1" for supports, it also has a vbrake on the rear wheel.

If you look at the same rear bracing on the tomahawk I made, It has the same supports, but i used the front wheel forks of a donor bike, so they are round and have a taper to the diameter, in case you're curious about how round tube looks
 
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Powder coating isn't much more expensive than a paint job and doesn't involve any graft on your part as the powder coater will blast it clean. A bike frame and forks are £40 local to me. £60 if you want a sparkles in the coating. Just add bolts to any tapped holes (old caps to a BB) before coating to keep the threads usable.
 
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I have a guy checking all the weld's, adding the gussets on the front axles, then going to get the rest sandblasted, they also do powder coating, thinking about a satin cherry red.
 
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I recommend powder coating. It was about 100 for my trike. I think I paid about 40 in paint, plus the time to prep, prime and paint. Powder coating is a much better deal
 
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These are both powder coated, one is hammered gray and pink, the other is blue and white. I'm taking 2 more hopefully this week and will post pics after they're done.
 
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there are better cable options, we talkwd about this on another thread, i welsed on guides on those two trikes, i think popshot mentioned using them and i posted a link to the ones i used
 
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