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    Default Powdercoating in Japan

    Hey guys, we've got a discussion going on another forum and powdercoating came up. Someone pointed out that JPN doesn't use powdercoating as a major source of paint/covering on autos and bikes because of the climate and pollution-type issues. I was curious if anyone knows the industry around here enough to answer that.

    Does JPN use powdercoating often? Do they have shops here like they do in the US where they can easily powdercoat a part, say like at a custom paint shop?
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    There are places in Tokyo that powdercoat parts. A friend of mine had his wheels done. 30,000 yen each.

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    Yeah, somewhere at home I've got all the details (and price list) for a powder coating and chroming specialty garage in Yokohama - they'll do anything from decorative small parts to wheels to exhaut systems to entire frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    There are places in Tokyo that powdercoat parts. A friend of mine had his wheels done. 30,000 yen each.
    Like setting money on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Dino
    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    There are places in Tokyo that powdercoat parts. A friend of mine had his wheels done. 30,000 yen each.
    Like setting money on fire.

    Even funnier, they were his scooter's wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    Even funnier, they were his scooter's wheels
    Oh how they laughed at the powdercoating sales convention. :mrgreen:

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    Rough and Road offers a "Kadowaki Coating," which looked like a powdercoat to me. Knowing Japan, it's probably very reasonably priced (*tee-hee, snicker, chortle*).
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    We guys, thanks for the answer on if there's a place that does it. But as for overall Japan as an idustry, is powdercoating as big and "normal" procedure as it is in the States?


    Reading the Kadowaki site, it looks to be dry powdercoat that sticks to the object, then is baked to cure.
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    Kadowaki is the shop I mentioned in Yokohama, actually - if you go direct to them, you save a fair bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilTwin
    Kadowaki is the shop I mentioned in Yokohama, actually - if you go direct to them, you save a fair bit.
    They've got a pretty neat site. Thanks for posting that.
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