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Once a frame is powder coated, can it be stripped, and how easy is it? I have a frame powder coated, and would like to change the color. Thanks for your help, Dave.
 

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Once a frame is powder coated, can it be stripped, and how easy is it? I have a frame powder coated, and would like to change the color. Thanks for your help, Dave.
You can strip it mechanically, with the wire brush. Prepare for having a lot of nasty smelling polymer dust.
I am not sure if it can be done chemically, but normal paint striper probably won't work.
 

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Powder coating can be baked off, stripped off chemically using MEK, or taken off manually. Now depending on how good of a PC job it is will affect the outcome.

http://www.kleanstrip.com/product/m.e.k.-methyl-ethyl-ketone

I've had a crap PC job that was quite "soft" by PC standards actually media blasted off and it came out stripped just like paint would
 
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Thanks for the responses, I’m going to contact the original powder coater and see what they suggest.